Financial Times – Myanmar urged to curb attacks on rebels
By Gwen Robinson| 10 Jan 2013
… Myanmar’s government has claimed its assaults are defensive in nature, following rebels’ refusal of a government demand that they allow supply convoys to reach an army base. This week, KIA officials said the government had used jets and helicopters to strike areas near its headquarters in Laiza, a city near the Chinese border.
In a client note, Yangon-based consultants Vriens & Partners said it was difficult to envision an agreement between the government and the Kachin Independence Organisation, the key umbrella group, without a truce ….