Transnational Institute researcher Renaud Cachia said all three governments have tried and failed to tackle the problem with increasingly punitive and repressive measures.
‘Pretty words are not enough,’ SSPP spokesman says, but adds that his group will consider the proposal; TNLA scoffs at truce idea.
Kachin, Shan women who escaped sexual slavery give harrowing accounts of being duped, raped and forced to bear children.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
Sai Aung Hlaing Myint was the first person in Southeast Asia to receive the Henry Dunant Medal after rescuing a soldier from a truck submerged in an icy Irrawaddy River in 1976.
During her visit to eastern Shan townships, the State Counselor criticized the gap between public concerns and government action, and pushed the importance of peace and unity.
A spokesman for the State Counselor's Office said the pilot brought down the military helicopter safely in eastern Shan State after detecting a hydraulic fluid leak.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
The Kachin Baptist Convention claims soldiers tortured two ethnic Kachin men detained on their way to a football match in Shan State after suspecting them of ties to the KIA.
Devices found in attache cases in front of town’s Central Market; no blasts or suspects reported.
A Ta'ang woman died after her motorbike drove over an explosive in Kyaukme Township. In Muse Township, a 13-year-old Mong boy died from an explosive he was playing with.
Local residents accuse RCSS of starting the blaze; group rejects claim, says novices were ‘playing with fire’
The father said his 19-day-old daughter fell sick while they were forced to hide in the jungle for hours in the rain and died in Lashio.
Locals say some 650 people have fled four villages since fighting between the two Shan armed groups broke out in their area on Saturday.
Locals say about 600 of them signed a letter opposing the mine's development, which they fear will pollute their streams and farms.