Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
Rumors and questions around the death of U Ko Ni continue to run rampant as the authorities fail to bring his killers to justice.
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
Daw Lei Lei Maw says she would welcome an official probe into nepotism allegations.
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
Three of the suspects were arrested soon after the murder and later released on the grounds of insufficient evidence, while a fourth was allegedly forced to confess to the crime.
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
The blaze broke out in a compound next to state police headquarters the night before the final hearing on an appeal to throw out U Aye Maung’s controversial court case.
A spokesman for the military-backed opposition party said plans to place the GAD under the control of the civilian government could jeopardize its operation.
The leader of Peking University Marxist Society was detained and questioned for 24 hours on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” which is a crime in China.
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With the Arakan Army effectively excluded from the ceasefire, some FPNCC members worry that the truce could split their alliance.