KNU leaders say they want a reformed steering committee that includes NCA non-signatories to move the peace process forward.
Chiang Mai summit of NCA signatories considers scrapping its Steering Team
Karen group says two sides agree on need to resume regular political dialogue
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
Gov’t eager to resume formal peace process, U Tun Tun Oo says at talks with KNU
Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects in Rakhine.
In Armed Forces Day speech, Tatmadaw deputy chief issues strong warning to AA, urges all ethnic armed groups to come to the negotiating table
Unlike at previous press conferences, military’s information team declines to release fresh casualty figures
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