The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
"If they want to destroy our land [Rakhine State], we should destroy their [the Bamars’] land. If they offer peace, we will welcome it as warmly as we can," said Tun Myat Naing.
These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.
The Irrawaddy discusses what measures the NLD govt should take to improve its efforts to fight corruption within its ranks.