Key leaders of seven ethnic armed groups based along Myanmar’s northern border will meet State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
Tatmadaw’s refusal to consider public recommendations means the road to a fair and representative union will be a long one.
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
The degree to which the various FPNCC groups will be allowed to participate remains unclear, however.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
UPC Secretariat Proposes July 11 Start for Latest Round of Peace Talks
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
Use of Burmese prefixes on national identity cards is a sore point for minority people
Mandate to rule is being eroded by inaction over humanitarian emergency in the north
The TNLA has opened its first liaison office in the declared capital of the Wa self-administered region in Shan State to improve communication with allied armed groups.
The Irrawaddy discusses the latest developments in Myanmar's peace process and the obstacles impeding progress.
UN visits troubled Rakhine State, while China and Western nations continue to both influence and pressure once-isolated Myanmar.
As nation’s strongest institution, military is vital to democratic transition, party says.As nation’s strongest institution, military is vital to democratic transition, party s
Silence on army offensives, monuments to Burmese history have alienated many in the country.
President U Win Myint also issued a decree that nullified the “conditional release” stipulated in Article 401 (1) for those convicted on political charges.