Burma Army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing describes the demands of some ethnic armed groups as ‘far beyond the federal system.’
This week, the Irrawaddy discusses peace process progress, setbacks, and the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
Report in Global New Light of Myanmar calls UN accusations of murder, rape, and torture are ‘incorrect,’ ‘false’ and ‘fabricated.’
Seven northern alliance members are likely to join the second 21st Panglong peace conference, as leaders wait to fly from Kunming, China.
Kachin Independence Army leader estimates five Tatmadaw battalions advanced into KIA-controlled area, though reports could not be verified.
The Ministry of Information (MOI) posts a Facebook photo of the military chief with a news story about a wounded elephant.
The coalition also urges that all ethnic armed groups and political parties be invited to attend the upcoming peace conference without restriction.
Militias forcibly recruit locals in Kachin and Shan states, say delegates at a meeting of civil society groups.
A Rangoon police station summons The Voice Daily’s chief editor and columnist, as the military complains about a satirical jibe at armed groups.
The Park Royal Hotel in Rangoon backtracks on showing NGO Global Witness’ documentary that links Burma’s armed conflict to its jade trade.
Burmese students and social media users have been targeted for satire and peaceful criticism.
‘The army promised that it would help in whatever the advisory commission needed,’ says commission member U Aye Lwin.
Leaders of Rangoon, Northeastern, and Northwestern commands all change in Tatmadaw shake-up.
Clashes intensify between the North Alliance and the Burma Army in Ta’ang and Kokang areas, weeks before the 21st Century Panglong peace conference.
Demining project will launch in Karen State following discussions in Rangoon and an agreement with the Karen National Union.