Unprecedented unilateral move intended to allow time for peace talks; truce does not cover Rakhine, where military is fighting AA
However, some observers are puzzled by the military’s willingness to deal with TNLA, AA and MNDAA
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
Some of the candidates who lost a race to the USDP question the ballots the military-backed party won in early voting on military bases, where monitoring is heavily restricted.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Ethnic organization denies supporting ruling party after pamphlets appear bearing photo of General Yawd Serk
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
Portraits of party chairman and local candidate for Nov. 3 by-election defaced in Myingyan Township
Dozens of stakeholders swap ideas with government officials at informal talks in Yangon
"Today, the opportunity presents itself for talks," said NMSP Vice Chairman Nai Hong Sar. "I want us to try to make the best use of that opportunity."
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
TNLA, Arakan Army, MNDAA meet government negotiators for trust-building talks, participant says.
Ethnic signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will review the current political landscape and the peace process.