Chin State residents said a government plan to build a statue of General Aung San is wrong as long as ethnic conflict continues.
Rev. Hkalam Samson of the Kachin Baptist Convention says leaders talk about peace but they benefit too much from war.
The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed on parts of a draft ceasefire, including pledges to end fighting, cooperate to help IDPs and hold further 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.
The Brotherhood Alliance issued their most sharply-worded statement yet, accusing the Myanmar military of targeting civilians and of violating war crimes.
At the end of the five-day conference, leaders of ethnic armed organizations called for continued political negotiations and an end to current fighting.
Special envoy Sun Guoxiang tells northeast-based EAOs their attacks are ‘unacceptable’; govt welcomes China’s efforts but says peace deal can only be reached in Myanmar.
Ethnic alliance’s attacks in areas crucial to the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor raise doubts about the two countries’ ‘peace will follow development’ strategy.
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.
Deadly attacks in townships in Mandalay Region and Shan State on Thursday morning portend ill for the future of peace negotiations in Myanmar.
While warning that Thursday’s strikes could derail the peace process, President’s Office says door is still open to ceasefire talks with Northern Alliance.
Past shortcomings in the peace process have come back to haunt current negotiations, resulting in the present stalemate.
If one wonders why the peace process does not progress smoothly, the answer lies with the Tatmadaw.
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.