As third session of Panglong Peace Conference ends, some ethnic delegates complain Part Two of Union Accord ignores their suggestions
RCSS battles joint SSPP-TNLA force in northern Shan State
Conditions include commitment to dialogue process and a pledge to disarm.
Too soon for decision on signing NCA, Kachin leader says after FPNCC members meet with state counselor, Army chief
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Mongla Group supports peace, but the path to that goal is not the same for all groups, general secretary U Kyi Myint says.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
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.
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.
“All in all, it is incumbent on ASEAN to reach out to the United States, Japan, India, and Australia,” writes Kavi Chongkittavorn regarding US Indo-Pacific strategy.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
With UN General Assembly looming, calls for sanctions are likely to continue, many local experts and politicians believe.
UPC Secretariat Proposes July 11 Start for Latest Round of Peace Talks
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.