Move reverses longstanding policy of only talking to the four EAOs separately
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
Following reports that Arakan Army soldiers are hiding among villagers in northern Rakhine, instructions have come from the Rakhine government to carry out household checks.
Armed group hands over base in Naga Self-Administered Zone ‘for sake of peace process’
Residents held for questioning as troops search Ohn Chaung village after clash with AA
Meanwhile, KIO says it is not bound by Tatmadaw’s four-month truce
Growing problems with drug, arms smuggling and human trafficking require a dedicated force, minister says
The Irrawaddy discusses the military's uncharacteristic disclosure of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's controversial remarks during a top-level closed-door meeting and the ensuing fallout.
It accuses armed groups of using Tatmadaw’s unilateral truce to attack each other and gov’t troops, instead of negotiating
Report calls for release of political prisoners, says gov’t rhetoric has ‘exacerbated tensions’ with Arakanese
Under pressure from colleague, former captain later tells The Irrawaddy Wednesday’s demonstration was arranged by Naypyitaw-based group
The establishment of four new bases in Kayah—a state covered by the four-month ceasefire—go against long-standing agreements between the Myanmar Army and the KNPP.
President’s Office insists details of discussions at Jan. 7 security meeting are confidential
Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
U Zaw Htay says AA ‘not excluded’ from peace process; gov’t is prioritizing assistance to IDPs in Rakhine