US President Barack Obama has renewed his authority to maintain sanctions on Myanmar for another year, as international alarm increases over the Rohingya-Bengali migrant crisis, according to US media. Read full article ...
Seven ethnic Kokang insurgents and an unspecified number of government troops have been killed as Myanmar’s military seized rebel positions in Shan state near the Chinese border, official media said, though rebel sources denied the gains and urged state negotiators to honor a vow to curb clashes. Read full article ...
Five Chinese villagers were injured, two of them critically, after two artillery shells fired from Myanmar landed in their village in Yunnan province on May 14, China’s state broadcaster and other media report on May 15. Read full article ...
The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) has challenged the accuracy of stories about their activities that appeared in state-owned and military-operated newspapers. Read full article ...
Efforts to finalise a nationwide ceasefire agreement risk collapsing if the government insists on excluding three groups fighting in northern Shan State, the chief negotiator for 16 ethnic armed factions warned yesterday. Read full article ...
RANGOON — Three political parties organized a first-of-its-kind ethnic conference in Karenni State this week, with about 300 people from political parties, civil society and government gathering in the state capital Loikaw to air grievances and discuss the country’s political future. Read full article ...
When asked, regarding the regime’s top peace negotiator, U Aung Min’s statement of 9 May, during the Peace and Reconciliation Meeting held at Inya Lake Hotel, in Rangoon, which emphasized that only after the conclusion of ceasefire agreement made with the 16 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) ... Read full article ...
Two controversial sections of the Myanmar Constitution cannot be amended before general elections expected in late October or November, says Lower House MP Thura Aung Ko, a Central Executive Committee member of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). Read full article ...