RANGOON — Burma’s government postponed quadripartite talks on education reform that were due to recommence in Naypyidaw on Tuesday after questioning whether student participants truly represented their fellow protesters. Read more .......
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has called on the government to openly prove that its reform process is heading in the right direction. Read more .....
RANGOON —Lower House lawmakers in Naypyidaw have accepted a resolution calling on the government to urgently finish drafting violence against women measures and table a workable bill, noting that the proposal has been stalled for a year without any legislative action. Read more .......
Representatives from five ethnic armed groups in Myanmar held discussions in Shan State on how to prepare the ground for a ceasefire agreement if the deal is not signed by February 12, Union Day, as proposed by President U Thein Sein. Read more .....
The annual meeting of the Karen National Union (KNU) will be held in the first week of February to thrash out the party’s stance on the peace process, especially the proposed signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement. Read more .......
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has called for the signing of an agreement on Union Day, Feb. 12, related to the establishment of a federal union, while maintaining that it is “too soon” to sign a nationwide ceasefire accord. Read more .....