The ethnic organizations—all non-signatories to the NCA—are due to meet NRPC and Tatmadaw teams
Their contribution to overall peacebuilding is extensive, but many qualified women do not take part in the Union Peace Conference sessions.
A press conference on Saturday heard the military saying they would step back from politics when there are no ethnic armed groups and the country is in peace.
He says Tatmadaw wants to get peace talks on track and facilitate IDPs’ return; Myitsone Dam ‘in Parliament’s hands’
Move reverses longstanding policy of only talking to the four EAOs separately
Veterans urge young people to remember sacrifice of revolutionary movement.
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
The establishment of four new bases in Kayah—a state covered by the four-month ceasefire—go against long-standing agreements between the Myanmar Army and the KNPP.
Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine
Sun Guoxiang meets leaders of AA, KIA, other non-NCA groups in Laiza, tells them Beijing seeks border stability
Following a negotiation team restructure, the KNU is likely to rejoin formal peace talks following months of hiatus.
President’s Office says Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army met in Bangladesh last year; Rakhine ethnic army (AA) rejects claim
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution