Renewed clashes have erupted between the Burma Army and the Kokang rebels in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone.
Representatives from the two groups release a statement pledging ‘collaboration to achieve peace; by seeking the best and necessary approaches.’
The Burma Army actions are believed to be retaliation for Sunday’s Mon National Day celebration, in which the MNLA held a military parade.
KNU Chairman Saw Mutu Say Poe believed to be invited by Chinese authorities to discuss China’s role in Burma’s peace process.
Kachin Independence Army spokesperson labels Burma Army statements on conflict ‘unfounded allegations’
Across southeast Burma, ceasefires are holding and communities are beginning to recover from decades of armed conflict.
The statue was built by a committee formed specifically to construct Aung San statues, with the support of the ruling National League for Democracy.
‘I believe that our ethnic people will have courage and will move forward by working with the Union,’ says Mon State Chief Minister Min Min Oo.
A bridge across the Salween River in Mon State will be called Yamanya Bridge after locals rejected the name Bogyoke Aung San.
The govt forms a leading body to accelerate the process of issuing national verification cards to Rohingya waiting for citizenship.
The Mon State Chief Minister will reconsider naming a bridge for Burmese independence icon Gen Aung San.
The event at the Restoration Council of Shan State’s headquarters reflected the organization’s legal standing and promoted Burma’s peace process.
‘We will march our armed forces at the celebration, just as we did before. We will not listen to their [the Burma Army’s] order,’ says NMSP spokesman.
Brig-Gen Tun Myat Naing speaks about the conflict between the Burma Army and the Northern Alliance, and China’s role in the peace process.
‘I have never experienced this kind of cold in my life. It seems very long when I wait for the day to break,’ says Kawt Mai, one of the IDPs.