Laiza

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Laiza (Burmese: လိုင်ဇာ) is a town in the Kachin State, Burma, on the border with China at:24°45′36″N 97°33′48″E / 24.76000°N 97.56333°E / 24.76000; 97.56333Coordinates: 24°45′36″N 97°33′48″E / 24.76000°N 97.56333°E / 24.76000; 97.56333.

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Laiza was just a village prior to 1994. It became an important town in Kachin State after Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) made a cease-fire agreement with the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and moved its capital here from Pajau. Currently under the control of the Kachin Independence Army, the ruling military government is demanding to handover Laiza and Mai Ja Yang to Military of Burma before the implementation of the new constitution of Burma.[1]

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