Akha Hill Tribe Thailand

http://www.akha.org Heart of the Golden Triangle in South East Asia, the Akha Hill Tribe people find themselves living in the mountain border zones of five countries, fighting to sustain their way of life in a time of consumerism and destruction of the natural environment. Embattled to defend their traditional culture from seige by american missionaries, they hang on. See how you can help. Join: akhaweeklyjournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Make a donation or be a volunteer in Thailand.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Akha Villages Along Burmese Border Brace For Border War

With a Shan held base having fallen last week in the Chiang Mai border area, the Burmese forces are turning their attention to the Shan outposts along the Mae Faluang border area across from Meh Maw and Pah Noon Akha villages, Meh Maw having already been evacuated in part.

Yesterday border shelling could be heard at Pah Noon with promises of an all assault on these ridge camps in the coming days.

Thai army movements indicate that the Thai army soon expects to be without a buffer army in the area and will have to fully protect the Haen Taek peninsula themselves.

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