Myanmar’s junta this month marked six years since the National Ceasefire Agreement was signed and there is confusion about whether the KNU’s chief sent his greetings.
The generals know well that China has the means and the will to intervene on behalf of its substantial interests in Myanmar—not to mention a long history of doing so.
Women and children killed and injured after regime forces bombard the town of Mobye in southern Shan State.
The civilian People's Defense Forces claim to have killed more than 50 regime soldiers, although the death toll cannot be verified.
Hundreds of pro-regime supporters marched in the capital Naypyitaw and other towns with a strong military presence for the first time since February.
Heavy regime casualties were reported in Kayah State and Bago and Mandalay regions.
ASEAN’s refusal to be manipulated by the military regime leaves the junta isolated and threatens its internal cohesion.
NLD information secretary Monywa Aung Shin was held for eight months without charge; a DVB reporter said he was tortured and forced to do labor in prison.
Hit-and-run clashes with ethnic Burmese fighters in the heartland and urban guerrilla warfare now complicate the Tatmadaw’s traditional task of containing ethnic armies.
Any future peace process must be genuinely inclusive and not repeat the mistakes made by both military and civilian governments of the past.
A whole new set of military, economic and social dynamics, both inside and outside the country, will make it much harder for the generals to impose their will this time.
A regime-controlled newspaper claims that ethnic armed groups are taking advantage of political turmoil caused by the coup to further their own military goals.
Recently, he disguised his desire for people to shun palm oil—which the country cannot afford—as concern for their health, and bragged that Myanmar would ‘lead ASEAN’.
ASEAN envoy’s has reportedly been told that he can only meet with former Vice President Henry Van Thio and the former Lower House speaker.
Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.