The group has been a part of a Wa-led bloc that demands an alternative to the nationwide ceasefire agreement since its inception.
UWSA official says Peace Commission vice-chair will lead visit to Panghsang.
U Aung Naing Oo continues his efforts to end years of armed conflict in his recent appointment.
Straddling the Myanmar-India border, the Naga face a battle for sovereignty on two fronts.
Karen women are afraid to return to their villages, citing an ongoing lack of security in the area.
Placing too much trust in the momentum of a peace process mediated by China may be misleading, writes Joe Kumbun.
Remaining points of concern pertain to ceasefire rules and monitoring, the military’s code of conduct, and troop relocation.
‘Those who can’t shatter the shackles of the past, have caused a lot of hindrances in the democratic transition,’ says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Misunderstandings stem from ‘lack of understanding of NCA provisions, vagueness regarding decision-making power and inadequate time,’ says ABSDF chair.
Ethnic bloc leader Khu Oo Reh says there is ‘zero trust’ between parties at latest peace meeting in Yangon.
The peace process is in limbo as the government stands firm in its own desired direction and the ethnic armed organizations demand another.
The Irrawaddy interviews Sayadaw U Khaymar Nanda, also known as 8888 Sayadaw, in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising.
The event dubbed a ‘peace talk’ is the third such exchange with villagers Myanmar's leader has held.
Peace commission pushes for ethnic block’s participation at next session of Union Peace Conference.
Yaw Bawm Mangshang analyzes reporting on ethnic conflict, finding problem with words like ‘autonomy’ and ‘separatist.’