Mon party may refuse to hold 3 gatherings planned for military-controlled areas
U Win Myint’s New Year’s address focuses on housing, corruption, land, drugs, funding for small business and other issues
Meeting planned for late April or early May, commission secretary says
Major-General Tun Myat Naing says FPNCC would be open to NCA with some changes; AA ‘welcomes’ China’s Silk Road project
NCA signatories seek way to jump-start stalled negotiations
Beijing fears Arakan Army will cooperate with ARSA, which it says has ties to Uighur separatists, according to ethnic leaders.
Seeking Chinese intervention, the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee showed interest in further collaboration for peace.
The peace process appears stuck and at risk of giving up hard-won gains. Dateline Irrawaddy discusses what needs to be done to turn the momentum around.
Prevented from holding public meetings, ALP, ANP are “no longer interested.”
Ethnic armed group accuses Peace Commission member of deliberately misleading public.
On International Day of Action for Rivers, groups call for halt to dams in conflict zones
Karenni group urges Naypyitaw to implement bilateral deals reached under former administration
A look at the decisions behind the power shift in the ethnic blocs as the peace process continues.
With the majority of members having signed the ceasefire agreement, the UNFC may dissolve and be consigned to a relic of history.
The group’s chairman says the Panglong peace conference caters to the Myanmar Army and not ethnic people’s wishes for a federal system.