Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
The government and the Karenni National Progressive Party say they have agreed to hold formal talks to improve relations later this month in Karenni State.
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.
Karenni group urges Naypyitaw to implement bilateral deals reached under former administration
Addition of two signatories unlikely to ease armed conflict in country’s far north, however
The two UNFC members agreed to a deal after meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
China’s focus remains firmly fixed on the ‘Myanmar Corridor’ no matter how the dynamics of domestic politics change in Naypyidaw
Delegates meet informally in Yangon as dispute over terminology drags on.