Lahe, Burma

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Lahe
လဟယ်မြို့
Lahe is located in Burma
Lahe
Lahe
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 26°20′0″N 95°26′0″E / 26.33333°N 95.43333°E / 26.33333; 95.43333Coordinates: 26°20′0″N 95°26′0″E / 26.33333°N 95.43333°E / 26.33333; 95.43333
Country Burma
Division Sagaing Division
Population (2005)
 • Ethnicities Naga
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Lahe (Burmese: လဟယ်မြို့) is a town in Naga Hills of Sagaing Division on the northwest frontier of Burma. It will now be grouped together with Leshi and Nanyun in Naga Self-Administered Zone under the new 2008 Constitution of the military regime.[1]

The Naga New Year Festival is held on 15 January, and Lahe, Leshi, Hkamti and Nanyun hosted it in rotation until it became state-sponsored for the benefit of tourism and limited to Leshi and Lahe since 2003 during the time of the ousted prime minister Khin Nyunt.[2][3]

Naga insurgents fighting against the Indian government have bases in the border area inside Burma. The Burmese army have launched offensives against these camps in recent years following top level meetings between the two countries.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Myanmar Constitution-Chapter II, 12a". Amnesty International USA. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Naga Festival Tourist Bus Turns Turtle, 20 Injured". Mizzima News. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Naga Activists Call For Boycott Of Naga New Year Festival". Mizzima News. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  4. ^ Naw Seng (January 6, 2004). "Burma Attacks Naga Rebel Camps". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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