Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Since the Insein Battle of 1949, Myanmar has been a battleground for scores of ethnic armed groups each carrying out their own resistance mission and fight for greater autonomy.
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
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A publication recently launched by the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security summarized that a decision needs to be agreed on by both EAOs and the Tatmadaw.
The RCSS says one of its soldiers involved in a shooting on Tuesday in southern Shan State that left at least four ethnic Pa-O people dead died from his own wounds two days later.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
The former military junta chief urged ethnic Pa-O leaders to abandon their old faith in karma and devote themselves to building roads and educating their children.
Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.
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.