Once a vocal supporter of the peace process, Padao Mahn Nyein Maung no longer appears to trust the government or Army
Army says it has proof they were killed in battle; local residents, aid groups say men were IDPs and were tortured, executed in custody
State Counselor’s Office accuses ICC of ‘bad faith’, procedural irregularities; cites ongoing commission of inquiry
By agreeing to the demand, gov’t and Tatmadaw would set worrying precedent for other signatories, analysts point out.
Media members demand explanation for senior officer’s outburst against reporters, who were acting within parliamentary rules
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
The Irrawaddy discusses the major developments and implications of the recently concluded third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
Rights group claims villagers beaten, accused of helping RCSS/SSA; Tatmadaw also allegedly looted livestock
Army says 5 female, 3 male fighters were killed during July 11 armed clash in Namkham Township; TNLA repeats claim Tatmadaw executed POWs
Group says women detained while assisting villagers in northern Shan and later killed by army troops; one TNLA soldier also killed, it says.
Critics post ‘Tatmadaw doesn’t represent me’ on social media in riposte to senior general’s speech to Union Peace Conference.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
Operation follows warning to leave new bases; RCSS leaders deny moving into new areas.
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.