Settlements of the Kachin Ceasefire Groups in westrern
November: Members of a
Kachin ceasefire group were brought into
A total of thirty three ethnic Kachin families from the northern part of
The group leader of the thirty Kachin families is U Akru, and the second leader is U Angki, and the third one is U Kunpa.
According to local sources, the members of the Kachin ceasefire group brought for settlement carry guns and motorbikes with them, which show that they have been brought to be kept as paramilitary forces to be used for border surveillance and other military duties including guerrilla warfare against dissident insurgent groups.
On 20th October, some Burmese settlers from
A welcoming ceremony was arranged for the new settlers on 23th October. The village is situated at about 1.5 km from the Bangladeshi border, it was learnt.
Before this batch of settlers, about one thousand families from