UPDJC secretariat member U Khin Zaw Oo vents apparent frustration with EAOs’ decision to boycott formal talks.
KNU chief says aim of Chiang Mai meeting of PPCM was to move peace process forward; Tatmadaw says Bangkok attaché, not commander-in-chief, asked Thai army to intervene.
A controversial proposal by the son of former dictator Than Shwe to build a hotel on 45 acres of what was once a wildlife sanctuary has been rejected.
Ethnic leaders welcome move but voice disappointment that Mon teachers will not be full-time, salaried employees.
With lucrative mining operations funding an army that has had nearly a decade to prepare, the KNU is not afraid to fight.
With the landmark threatened by unrestrained development by the well-heeled, the draft law prioritizes local governance and environmental stewardship.
KNU leaders say they want a reformed steering committee that includes NCA non-signatories to move the peace process forward.
Transnational Institute researcher Renaud Cachia said all three governments have tried and failed to tackle the problem with increasingly punitive and repressive measures.
A member of the local Pa-O militia responsible for shooting the boys as they slept claimed the incident was an accident, fueling outbursts of condemnation on social media.
The government says it won't comment. Some lawmakers and armed groups say an extension past April 30 was unlikely to do much good.
"The Tatmadaw is focusing its efforts on peace and stability and would like to urge the parties to join hands,” Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told political party leaders in Naypyita
The RCSS is demanding the release of 31 fighters is says the Myanmar military mistakenly detained as suspected drug traffickers so that peace talks can get back on track.
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
A press conference on Saturday heard the military saying they would step back from politics when there are no ethnic armed groups and the country is in peace.
“Because our country is in a strategic position, it could become a battleground if a wrong position is taken. It is necessary to be aware of this,” Brig. Gen. Maung Maung said.