Intense fighting in the Kokang region of Shan State has pushed retreating ethnic Chinese rebels right up to Myanmar’s border with Yunnan province, with artillery fire reported to have wounded several civilians on the Chinese side of the frontier, according to official accounts. Read full article ...
YANGON, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government formally extended a 90-day period of state of emergency, imposed in Kokang region, Shan state-North, to another 90 days until August 17, according to an order of the President's Office Monday. Read full article ...
The Kokang rebel group Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) have said that Burmese government forces are throwing everything they have at them in an attempt to capture strategic positions. Read full article ...
Constitutional amendment will not happen without agreement at the six-party talks, according to Upper House MP Dr Aye Maung, the chairman of Rakhine National Party. Read full article ...
Burma’s President Thein Sein has invited political party leaders to a meeting on Monday afternoon at the Rangoon government office. Read full article ...
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has urged voters to consider the “background” of political parties when deciding who to vote for in this year’s election, scheduled for November. Read full article ...
RANGOON — The head of Burma’s Armed Forces has blamed Kokang insurgents for artillery fire that landed across the Chinese border and wounded five people in a Yunnan province village last week. Read full article ...
Party leaders insist they are not excited about the invitation to meet President U Thein Sein this afternoon in the Yangon Region parliament building. Nor are they making any special preparations for the meeting, not least because there is no agenda. Read full article ...