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Peacemaking team of Government of Burma and delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May 31, 2013 (Thursday) in Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state, inside Burma.(Photo credit: Min Zaw Oo’s Face Book)

Burma needs to value peace talks in Kachin State

By Tue, Aug 27, 2013 12:24AM UTC Comments Off Peacemaking team of Government of Burma and delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May 31, 2013 (Thursday) in Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state, inside Burma.(Photo credit: Min Zaw Oo’s Face Book)

Government of Burma and Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) or the ethnic Kachin rebels signed a preparatory treaty on 30 May this year that seems to downscale military concerns in Burma’s Kachin state and northern Shan state. Many analysts consider that this preliminary agreement may direct to additional improvement towards accomplishing a peaceful conclusion. The eighth...

Burma’s Human Rights Commission urged to probe rights abuses in ethnic areas

By Tue, May 07, 2013 1:15PM UTC Comments Off The map shows details of human rights violations in Palaung areas. (Pic: The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO))

The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) has urged Myanmar [Burma] National Human Rights Commission to investigate human rights violations, including sexual violence, by Burma army troops. Burma’s ethnic minorities have been suffering human rights abuses through brutal military operations in the name of national unity since the 1950s. Attacks on these resource rich ethnic areas are routine....

Burma should value its peace deals with ethnic armed groups

By Sun, Apr 21, 2013 7:12PM UTC Comments Off Lt. Gen. Ywet Sitt, leader of the Shan State Army (SSA), left, raises his glass along with Gen. Soe Win, the Myanmar government's chief negotiator, center, while toasting with others during a dinner after participating in a round of peace talks in Kengtung, Golden Triangle Region , near the Thai border, in eastern Shan State, Myanmar, Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Although peace talks are taking place, there seems to be no end in sight in the war against the ethnic rebels, especially in Kachin State and the Shan State. For instance, the President Thein Sein Government has reached a truce with the Shan State Army (SSA), but the Burma Army is reluctant to accept the...

Burma resumes peace talks with KIO in China, along with charter row

By Mon, Feb 04, 2013 9:49AM UTC Comments Off KIA recruits pray before breakast at a camp near Liaza, Kachin State, Burma,  in February 2012. (Photo- AP)

The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has welcomed peace gesture proposed in the statement issued by KIO’s Central Committee on February 1, 2013, as per Press Release (6/2013) of its Information Team via the state-run newspapers on 2 February. GOM said that it has believed the legitimate peace desired by all people can be achieved only...

Burma accuses embassies and media issued fabricated news concerning Kachin conflicts

By Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:57AM UTC 3 Comments Gen. Min Aung Hlaing salutes the national flag during a ceremony marking Burma's 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Burma, March 27, 2012.

Burma/Myanmar Ministry of Defense in Nay Pyi Taw delivered a press release dated 28 January 2013 via the state-run newspapers Tuesday. According to its press release, some internal and external organizations, embassies and media issued fabricated news concerning armed conflicts in Kachin State.  Defense Ministry accused organizations, embassies and media have been fabricating misunderstanding of...

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