The state counselor again rejects the ALP’s request to hold ethnic-based political dialogue in Arakan State, saying it is a sensitive region.
The Burma govt and the RCSS/SSA-S have not yet reached an agreement on the venue for holding ethnic-based national-level dialogue in Shan State.
Senior reporter Saw Yan Naing interviews Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein about the KNU election, newly-elected leaders and the peace process.
As the first JICM on the NCA finishes in Naypyidaw, the second session of the 21st Century Panglong peace conference is set to begin on May 24.
U Nu once famously described China and Burma as ‘the elephant and the lamb,’ and feared a Chinese invasion in the early 1950s.
The RCSS says the govt’s regional national-level dialogue in Taunggyi is ‘out of step,’ as the ethnic dialogue remains unable to proceed.
Seven ethnic armed organizations propose holding talks with the government as a UWSA-led alliance, rejecting the NCA path.
The former KNU vice chairperson heads a fated attempt for the ethnic armed organization’s leadership.
The United Nationalities Federal Council will not attend the meeting hosted by the United Wa State Army this week.
The victors of the recent Karen National Union Congress see off a competing faction that has more doubts about the peace process.
In a further show of unity among ethnic armed groups, the ethnic bloc says it wants to make its NCA position clear, and avoid ‘misunderstanding.’
Peace facilitator Ja Nan Lahtaw, human rights educator U Aung Myo Min, and the late lawyer U Ko Ni win Schuman Awards.
The ethnic bloc also changed its stance on demands that all ethnic armed groups be invited to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement.
The Irrawaddy senior reporter Saw Yan Naing interviews EBO director Harn Yawnghwe about his views on ethnic politics and the ongoing peace process.
‘We are surprised to hear that news, as we have not officially decided upon it yet,’ says Nai Hong Sar, vice chairman of UNFC member group NMSP.