The development of the Wa capital Panghsang symbolizes the UWSA’s transformation into a force to be reckoned with, militarily and politically.
In the past 2 years the UWSA has acquired a formidable military and become increasingly bold in asserting its claims of statehood.
The Ta’ang group, an ally of the Arakan Army, warns Tatmadaw to stop targeting Arakanese civilians
The ethnic organizations—all non-signatories to the NCA—are due to meet NRPC and Tatmadaw teams
Under current system, Arakanese live in poverty despite Rakhine State’s wealth of resources, he says
Too soon for decision on signing NCA, Kachin leader says after FPNCC members meet with state counselor, Army chief
The degree to which the various FPNCC groups will be allowed to participate remains unclear, however.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.