The Shan State Army-North and Shan State Army-South are in a long-running battle for control of territory in northern and central Shan State.
Many ethnic armed organizations are boycotting the talks with the regime in the capital Naypyitaw.
The Karen National Union is accused of being willing to swap drugs for weapons, despite having no history of narcotics trafficking.
The United Wa State Army and Restoration Council of Shan State reportedly clashed this week as groups in the state fight over territory.
The Shan State Progress Party says it wants to avoid conflict with the regime, which is already fighting on numerous fronts.
Bo Thanmani, the leader of Yinmabin PDF and an ex-abbot, is accused of abducting, torturing and killing fighters from other resistance groups in Sagaing Region.
The United Wa State Army has deployed hundreds of soldiers to southern Shan State, raising fears that it will clash with the rival Restoration Council of Shan State.
Myanmar’s junta this month marked six years since the National Ceasefire Agreement was signed and there is confusion about whether the KNU’s chief sent his greetings.
Any future peace process must be genuinely inclusive and not repeat the mistakes made by both military and civilian governments of the past.
A regime-controlled newspaper claims that ethnic armed groups are taking advantage of political turmoil caused by the coup to further their own military goals.