Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
Following 10 fresh arrests of protesters in Loikaw, a Karenni State lawmaker had urged for discussion and understanding.
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
Police shut down protest camp near park housing statue in Karenni State capital
With a verdict due soon for the prominent lawyer's accused assassins, The Irrawaddy reviews the most controversial moments of Myanmar's most high-profile case in recent history.
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
The establishment of four new bases in Kayah—a state covered by the four-month ceasefire—go against long-standing agreements between the Myanmar Army and the KNPP.
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Group meets with government negotiators for informal talks in Chiang Mai
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.