Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), told journalists during the meeting on May 19 that there is no high commitment to hold the next six-party talk and the government needs to solve the Bengali issue. Read full article ...
A senior National League for Democracy members says the party plans to contest seats for ethnic affairs ministers in this year’s election, as well as national and regional seats in ethnic minority areas. However, the party has not ruled out staying away from some minority constituencies based on agreements with other parties. Read full article ...
Clashes between the Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Burmese army troops took place in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Monday. Read full article ...
The government’s goal of signing a nationwide ceasefire accord and launching a political dialogue with ethnic groups before the November elections dominated a meeting yesterday between President U Thein Sein and representatives of 71 parties. Read full article ...
Myanmar yesterday signalled its growing frustration with China over the border war in the Kokang region by calling on its neighbour to strengthen controls along the rugged frontier to prevent infiltration by insurgents. Read full article ...
Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London, according to a press release issued on 16 May 2015. Read full article ...
Nay Pyi Taw – Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the defence services, has urged China’s ambassador not to accept Myanmar National Democratic Alliances Army (MNDAA) forces in China and agreed to a joint investigation into bombing inside Chinese territory during the Laukkaing conflict, according to Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV). Read full article ...
Speaking at a public rally in Mon State on Sunday, Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for a second round of six-party talks. Read full article ...