The regime’s security council has extended emergency rule for a fifth time, saying it is fighting “terrorists”.
Ko Ko Gyi has endorsed a junta election plan widely condemned as a sham aimed at cementing the military’s grip on power.
Brotherhood Alliance says it has been honoring the China-brokered ceasefire in northern Shan State while the junta continues to attack civilians as well as troops from the alliance of ethnic...
After losing control of so much territory, however, it remains to be seen how his regime would be able to hold such a poll.
The Brotherhood Alliance said that while it is obliged to honor the China-brokered deal, the Myanmar military violates it with fresh attacks on a daily basis.
Neither side can accept the status quo, which would be necessary in order for them to agree to stop fighting, a source with knowledge of the talks said.
The alliance says its three members will fight the regime until a federal democracy is established.
Election commission dissolves Shan State Kokang Democratic Party—the main rival of the regime-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party—for violating junta’s political party law.
Hundreds of MPs elected on Nov. 8, 2020—almost all from the NLD—have been arrested or forced into hiding, or have lost their lives since the 2021 coup that ousted them.
The junta is promising a general election after a census is completed next October but it seems only regime allies will be allowed to take part.