Since the Insein Battle of 1949, Myanmar has been a battleground for scores of ethnic armed groups each carrying out their own resistance mission and fight for greater autonomy.
According to the SSPP, their troops returned fire when RCSS troops launched an attack on a village where they mistakenly thought the SSPP troops were stationed.
Policy-makers urged to listen to young people’s voices, particularly in ethnic areas and conflict zones.
Authorities gave permission for the event to be held on the condition that the organizers remove a display of Karen text and not give a planned speech about the martyrs.
Critics say plan for Yangon’s National Races Village is driven by pursuit of profit, not a desire to aid ethnic communities.