More than 150 members of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) from Nattalin Township in Pegu Division renounced their membership en masse on Thursday after accusing the party broke its promises to help them settle a land dispute. Read full article ...
RANGOON — Fighting between the Burma Army and three ethnic armed groups will be at the top of the agenda when a conference of ethnic leaders convenes in rebel-controlled territory of Karen State early next month. Read full article ...
So now, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar article, Outcome of Pang Seng conference and the true identity of UWSA, 18 May 2015, leaders of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), whom the government, either past or present, had known as “friends” and “national race leaders,” are all of a sudden becoming “drug kingpins”. Read full article ...
The nationwide ceasefire agreement, this year’s general election, and land disputes dominated discussions Monday, 18 May, when President U Thein Sein met with representatives of political parties, reported The Global New Light of Myanmar. Read full article ...
Twenty-three people have been detained by police in the Arakan State town of Kyauktaw on suspicion of connections with rebel ethnic group the Arakan Army. Read full article ...
The Myanmar government is making efforts to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement in June, said President’s Office minister Aung Min, who is also the vice chairperson of the Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) during a meeting with political parties on May 18. Read full article ...
Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups are to meet next week in Chiang Mai to consider the government’s offer of a “nationwide” ceasefire pact that would exclude three factions fighting in the Kokang region but with a promise of bilateral talks once they halt military operations. Read full article ...
The journal, written by a participant, has 53 pages on A-4 type paper plus 99 pages of copies of prepared statements made by leaders of the 12 ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) at the summit conference held in Pang Kham, better known as Panghsang, 1-6 May. Read full article ...