The MNDAA offensive

fa271c88-21d2-424c-80dd-f547a79bad92Implications for the Myanmar Peace Process

In what is further evidence of a particularly unstable peace process, and perhaps a lack of will by some to move it forward, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) launched an attack in the centre of the Kokang region’s capital Laogai (Laukkai) on 6 March. At least 30 people were killed in the assault after insurgents dressed in police uniforms launched surprise raids in and around the town. According to state media, the attacks occurred in the pre-dawn hours with MNDAA troops arriving from the East near the Chinese border and raiding and setting fire to homes, police stations, border outposts and hotels.

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