RANGOON — The head of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), a coalition of 16 ethnic armed groups, said on Tuesday that if his delegation gets a “good compromise” with government negotiators this week, the group would agree to sign an elusive nationwide ceasefire accord.

Prospects for the proposed signing of a ceasefire agreement between the government and ethnic armed groups on Union Day look dim, according to peace negotiators who met in Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 21.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 07:00

Government peace plan

The government’s policy towards the ethnic peace process is flexible and willing to accommodate to the changes in the country. Their approach is multifaceted, operating on the premise that the peace process is part of a much larger problem including not only military and political affairs, but also social and economic issues, to achieve broader peace dividends.