PANGHSANG, Wa Special Region — Burma’s ethnic rebel leaders on Wednesday called on the government to prove its commitment to peace through constitutional reform and a cessation of hostilities on the country’s northeast and western frontiers. Read full article ...
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) says due to its different situation from other ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) draft as negotiated by the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) with the government is unacceptable, according to the Wa supreme leader Bao Youxiang’s message in Burmese read our today on the last day of the 12-EAO conference in Pangkham. Read full article .......
Talks involving Myanmar's political parties, representatives of armed ethnic groups and national races affairs ministers are scheduled to take place Saturday at the Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon, sources say. Read full article ...
Three ethnic groups currently fighting with the Myanmar Government have threatened to pull out of ceasefire negotiations. The three groups, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Paluang State Liberation Front/Ta’ang National Liberation Army (PSLF/TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA) have been involved in a Ethnic Leader’s Summit currently being held in Panghsang, Wa State. Read full article .......
Two armed groups and political parties have organised a workshop on “peace and national reconciliation” to be held in Yangon on May 9, amid signs that the nationwide ceasefire process may be faltering. Read full article ...
A proposed plan for a combined taskforce of Kachin rebel and Burmese military representatives to make fieldtrips to investigate the root of recent fighting in Kachin State’s Hpakant and Tanai regions has been abandoned, as the government say they have no time. Read full article .......
PANGHSAN, Wa Special Region — On Wednesday, leaders and commanders from 13 ethnic armed groups will wrap up a six-day conference on Burma’s nationwide ceasefire process, an event that was hosted by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in their semi-autonomous Wa Special Region in northern Shan State. Read full article .......
Burma’s parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Tuesday, following talks a day earlier with US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken in Washington DC. Read full article .......