To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
The Northern Alliance members meeting with government peace negotiators in Kengtung had requested that officials with military decision-making authority attend the talks.
The new office will utilize experts and civil servants and incorporate both NCA signatories and non-signatories, a Myanmar President’s Office spokesperson said.
The Irrawaddy sits down with the Karen National Union general secretary for a wide-ranging discussion of the groups’ roles and goals in Myanmar’s peace process.
At the end of the five-day conference, leaders of ethnic armed organizations called for continued political negotiations and an end to current fighting.
Proposals elucidated by the Union government at peace talks in Chiang Mai on Monday offer little that’s new in terms of ideas for moving Myanmar’s peace process forward.
This week, The Irrawaddy sits down with NLD lawmaker U Aung Kyi Nyunt to discuss the long road to democracy, and the merits of Myanmar’s ‘obligation-based’ society.
The army arrests local officials who are contacted by EAOs demanding money, but does not protect them, brother of detained village head in Myanmar’s Shan State says.
The suggestion came at a meeting between the Karenni National Progressive Party and the Union government in Nayptitaw, amid still unsolved disputes between the two sides.
Daw Nang Yin, wife of Mong La leader U Sai Lin, also praises State Counselor, saying she has had to worker harder than men for her achievements.
State Counselor urges Mong La group to join NCA as it commemorates three decades since its formation and the signing of a truce with the government.
The military says the move aims to foster constructive peace talks with ethnic armed groups that have not yet signed the NCA.
The government’s Peace Commission needs to be reformed and given the capacity to act as middleman in order to get the peace process back on track.
UPDJC secretariat member U Khin Zaw Oo vents apparent frustration with EAOs’ decision to boycott formal talks.
KNU chief says aim of Chiang Mai meeting of PPCM was to move peace process forward; Tatmadaw says Bangkok attaché, not commander-in-chief, asked Thai army to intervene.