A Tanintharyi court issued arrest warrants for their failure to appear in court as they face a lawsuit from the military for comments on amending the Constitution.
The military says it cannot provide details of when it will begin investigating crimes against Rohingya in Rakhine until it has finished studying the ICOE’s full report.
The Union Attorney General’s Office said it would investigate and prosecute crimes committed in Rakhine State in 2017, as recommended by the ICOE and the President.
ICOE report details mass killings of nearly 1,000 people, other atrocities; the President concurs with its recommendations of prosecutions in civilian, military courts.
With their refusal to endorse the parliamentary charter change committee’s bills, it remains to be seen how military MPs will respond when they are sent to Parliament.
Nationwide ceasefire signatories continue talks to include other groups in the peace process, especially ahead of the next 21st-Century Panglong summit.
The Independent Commission of Enquiry has declared that security operations in Rakhine in 2017 did not have ‘genocidal intent’, but admits that ‘war crimes’ took place.
Myanmar military finds grenades, RPGs, explosives and other weaponry in a cave in northern Shan State; it says some of the material was likely manufactured by the KIA.
Teachers and other civil servants are refusing assignments in Chin State’s Paletwa Township due to security concerns; many have even quit rather than work in the area.
A Rakhine villager says Myanmar troops shot his baby boy dead while they were returning to their village after fleeing fighting in December.
The Arakan Army vows to keep a Chin State lawmaker who was abducted in November in custody, but refuses to provide proof that he is still alive.
The Ta’ang Women’s Organization says villagers are increasingly being targeted as violence increases between Myanmar’s military and rebel armies in northern Shan State.
At the long-awaited resumption of the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urges all parties to the peace talks to look beyond their own goals.
RCSS complains to military over detention of two unarmed members attending a community event in southern Shan State.
In this election year, we must be honest about the scope of the challenges that Myanmar faces, but let’s also continue to hope for progress toward peace and prosperity.