The Irrawaddy updates you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Amid ongoing conflict, Stella Naw calls for a national identity based on shared values and mutual respect.
IDPs in Kachin State survive on edible plants and 300 kyats (US$0.22) per day.
Straddling the Myanmar-India border, the Naga face a battle for sovereignty on two fronts.
The govt will dispatch a special envoy to the UN in New York in an effort to explain the situation in Rakhine State to the international community.
The displaced have sought refuge in two churches in Namti town, following clashes between the Myanmar Army and the KIA.
The Naga NSCN-K faction says it will not sign the ceasefire agreement unless it covers Naga people in both Myanmar and India.
The verbal order follows intensified troop deployment in the region.
The New Mon State Party held a military parade on Mon Revolution Day after being banned by the Myanmar Army from doing so anywhere but party headquarters.
Says enhanced troops are solely for security purposes and that security in the region is the responsibility of the Myanmar Army.
Placing too much trust in the momentum of a peace process mediated by China may be misleading, writes Joe Kumbun.
On the 67th Karen Martyrs’ Day, KNU leaders stress the importance of maintaining the culture and tradition.
The State Counselor’s Office defends its efforts to maintain peace and security in the region.
Remaining points of concern pertain to ceasefire rules and monitoring, the military’s code of conduct, and troop relocation.
Misunderstandings stem from ‘lack of understanding of NCA provisions, vagueness regarding decision-making power and inadequate time,’ says ABSDF chair.