With the approach of cyclone season in Rakhine State, contributor Ye Min Zaw calls for a halt to the war which has already thrown 30,000 residents’ lives into chaos.
Tatmadaw’s refusal to recognize troop deployments of AA, TNLA, MNDAA leaves prospect of progress on political front bleak, Maj-Gen. Tun Myat Naing says.
Maj-Gen. Htun Myat Naing denies links to ARSA, says he doesn’t underestimate the abilities of the Tatmadaw. He welcomes China’s role as peace broker, and foreign investment if it
Shells fell near civilian homes during a clash between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military on Wednesday.
Despite the Northern Alliance’s policy of assisting members who come under attack, opposition from China and the UWSA make this unlikely.
The victims were part of a group collecting timber in an area of Kyauktaw Township where the military had fought with the Arakan Army two months previously.
At an interfaith advisory forum in Naypyitaw, political and religious leaders joined together to encourage respect for a peaceful diversity of race, religion and thought.
Shots were fired when Karen rebels attempted to halt a logging project being carried out by the Mon armed group in a disputed area.
The bodies of the dead have not yet been returned to the family members while relatives of the 24 other detainees are waiting in fear for news of their loved ones.
Fears grow for their fate after escaped prisoner tells of beatings and torture; the four civilians were gathering herbs when abducted, he says.
In Namtu Township where skirmishes between rival armed groups took place in early March, three locals were killed and four were injured when an unexploded landmine detonated.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army has accused the Myanmar military of helping the southern Shan-based armed group take new northern bases.
The Irrawaddy interviews AA central committee member Col. Kyaw Han on the recent meeting between the non-signatories of the NCA and the NRPC, and the prospect of peace in Rakhine.
‘Pretty words are not enough,’ SSPP spokesman says, but adds that his group will consider the proposal; TNLA scoffs at truce idea.
Gov’t officials question AA representatives about viral statement as NRPC meets with non-signatories to NCA in Naypyitaw.