Hundreds of members of the ethnic Pa-O community attended a military rally in Taunggyi on Wednesday, with one local leader claiming they were coerced with threats of eviction.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.
Former Communist Party of Burma was a devout Buddhist who fought alongside members of many ethnic armed groups for several decades.
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Negotiators agree to omit divisive discussions on autonomy, state constitutions and non-secession in order to make conference possible.
A social enterprise initiative to support sustainable peace and development has been in progress since last year.
Ethnic armed groups that signed the NCA will hold more informal talks with the government and military later this week in preparation for the next 21st Century Panglong.
Unless and until there is unity among Myanmar's ethnic armed organizations, self-determination and a federal union will remain a thousand-mile journey.
Ending the fighting between the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups should be U Win Myint’s top priority.
With the majority of members having signed the ceasefire agreement, the UNFC may dissolve and be consigned to a relic of history.
A PNLO secretary said the leadership change will have no effect on the group’s commitment to achieving peace with the government and military.
As fighting continues around the country, observers and stakeholders comment on the effectiveness of the peace process moving forward.
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