Lai-Hka Township

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Lai-Hka
Township
Pawrana Saeditaw Buddhist temple
Pawrana Saeditaw Buddhist temple
Lai-Hka is located in Myanmar
Lai-Hka
Lai-Hka
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°16′20″N 97°39′10″E / 21.27222°N 97.65278°E / 21.27222; 97.65278Coordinates: 21°16′20″N 97°39′10″E / 21.27222°N 97.65278°E / 21.27222; 97.65278
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Loilem District
Elevation[1] 971 m (3,186 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Lai-Hka Township is a township of Loilen District in the Shan State of Myanmar. The principal town is Lai-Hka.

History[edit]

Lai-Hka Township has had a turbulent and unstable history, with conflicts between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Burmese Army. In the first half of 2009, there were at least four battles every month and the SPDC retaliated against villagers by confiscating property, extortion and forced relocation.

At the end of July 2009,[2] more than five hundred houses were burnt and 30 villages forcibly relocated in the township of Lai-Hka.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ "Scorched earth victims ordered to rebuild houses". Burma Digest. August 28, 2008. Archived from the original on September 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Southern Shan State". Thailand Burma Border Consortium. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 

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