Members of armed student group detained while attending funeral; organization says Army violated terms of peace deal by arresting the pair.
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
The government says it won't comment. Some lawmakers and armed groups say an extension past April 30 was unlikely to do much good.
Gov’t officials question AA representatives about viral statement as NRPC meets with non-signatories to NCA in Naypyitaw.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
The ethnic organizations—all non-signatories to the NCA—are due to meet NRPC and Tatmadaw teams
"Leaders will review it and do their best. They have been holding talks,” U Zaw Htay said without elaborating.
Gen. Mutu Say Poe of the KNU and Yawd Serk of the RCSS relinquished their respective roles as chairperson and vice-chairperson, saying negotiations had deviated from the NCA path.
Delegates at a meeting of the 10 signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement say the bloc of ethnic armed groups is likely to see changes to its chairman and vice chairman.
A major with the Northern Alliance said they made the proposal during a meeting with Myanmar government negotiators in China on Monday.
Move reverses longstanding policy of only talking to the four EAOs separately
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
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.
Shan armed group asks residents of Namtu Township to pay 25,000 kyats per household