果敢特區：特區人民應準備好面對戰爭的可能 Tension sparks people to flee into China Monday, 24 August 2009 17:49 Hseng Khio Fah Latest reports from the Sino-Burma border say almost all of people in Laogai were reported 膠原蛋白 to have been fleeing into China’s Mansan Township after receiving a typed announcement in Chinese by the Kokang leaders this morning. The statement issued by the 591 Kokang leaders said “People need not be panicked by the current situation but they have to be prepared all the time,” according to a copy sent to SHAN. In the meantime, som 燒烤e local Burmese authorities of Laogai-based Regional Operations Command (ROC) and some Kokang leaders met at a hotel, which is located on the way to Si Aww village this morning, but no det 澎湖民宿ails have been disclosed. People therefore started fleeing despite the announcement, said a local resident who declined to be named. “Not only people but also cars were almost gone. All shops are closed,” 東森房屋he said, “Internet connection was also cut down since 2 pm (Burma Standard Time).” All prisoners in Kokang jails were also released, according to him. Tension between the two sides has been on the rise after local Burmese aut 裝潢horities recently entered Kokang’s gun factory and seized all weapons. On 23 August in the morning, more than 150 troops of the Burma Army from Hsenwi and Kutkhai were reported to have arrived in Laogai. Three days earlier, about 200 troo 燒烤ps from Lashio were sent. On 23 August, about 30 Kokang officials were also reported to have met in an area controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), on the south bank of the Namting, according to local sources. Right now, thousands of troops of the B 膠原蛋白urma Army have been taking positions in Kokang area. Security on the way from Kunlong and Laogai has also been tightened by the Burmese military. Rice and food supplies were also banned to be brought into Kokang areas, said another resident. The tension between 租辦公室 the Burma Army and the Kokang high since the Burma Amy sent an armed force to investigate reports of Kokang force having an armed factory on 8 August. http://www.shanland.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2692:tension-sparks-people-to-flee-into-china&catid=86:war&Item 酒店打工id=284 .