National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s chief peace negotiator Aung Min met Monday afternoon at Suu Kyi’s office in Naypyidaw, likely to discuss the future of the country’s peace process.
Ethnic coalition the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) civil society organisation have declared that a fair election in Burma is impossible in 2015 unless amendments are made to the 2008 Constitution. Read full article ...
RANGOON — The Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) agreed to withdraw troops north of a key highway on Tuesday after two days of talks with government negotiators aimed at addressing conflict which broke out in central Shan State on Oct. 6, leaving thousands of civilians displaced.
Transparency and accountability were necessary to develop a good administration and no one should expect a U-turn, President Thein Sein told a workshop on administrative reforms held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 23. Read full article ...
Relations between the U.S. and China have grown tenser as the latter has developed economically and advanced internationally. Few Americans want to cede their dominant position while most Chinese are determined to regain what they believe to be Beijing’s rightful influence.
Recently, two pieces of news that are quite crucial to better understand the nature of ethnic conflict were published, which need emphasizing. Read full article ...
Myanmar witnessed two major events in the last quarter of 2015. First was the Nov. 8 parliamentary election when the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, won a crushing victory. Before that was the Oct. 15 signing of a ceasefire pact (known as the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) between the government and eight ethnic armed groups.
Responding to Burmese military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s call for ethnic groups to abandon armed struggle, the general secretary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), Saw Kwe Htoo Win, has said that disarmament was never an issue on the table at ceasefire talks between the ethnic bloc and the government. Read full article ...