U San Kyaw Hla says the state legislature is doing what it can to end rights abuses and inequality; he calls for peace through dialogue and an end to the internet shutdown.
After several Arakenese migrants were deported from Singapore last week, all have since wound up in government detention. Their relatives are searching for answers.
Ethnic armed group says gunship bombed, strafed its positions after Tatmadaw sustained heavy losses in fierce clash; military denies ordering air strikes.
The suggestion came at a meeting between the Karenni National Progressive Party and the Union government in Nayptitaw, amid still unsolved disputes between the two sides.
What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.
In proposed charter changes, ANP, SNLD and others call for immediate return to barracks, while the NLD suggests a gradual phasing out of the Tatmadaw from Parliament.
The Ta’ang Human Rights Network said in a press release it has documented more then 170 victims of human rights by the RCSS.
The military says it has formed a team to investigate "some" of the civilian deaths that have occurred in its custody in the war-torn state, amid mounting criticism.
The military’s latest ceasefire draft requires troop and weapons information from NA member groups as a precondition for talks, sources tell The Irrawaddy.
After Singaporean police escorted a second batch of Arakenese deportees to Yangon this week, seven of them—including an AA chief’s brother—have since been arrested.
The revolutionary fighter for Shan independence died in July 1991. Shan people have gathered at the home he died in to honor him.
It is currently the rice growing season in Shan State and famers are continuing to attempt to grow food on the land, despite widespread fears of landmines left behind.
Singapore Home Affiars accuse the deportees and the brother of an AA chief still in the custody of organizing and raising funds for the Arakan Army from Singapore.
Intense rains killed an elderly woman and a 5-year-old boy in the precarious refugee camps near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as the monsoon season begins.
A reluctance to engage with or listen to the wishes of ethnic communities and political parties mean the NLD will be more contested than ever in the upcoming election.