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Peace Talks restarts between representatives of Kachin Independence Organization and Myanmar government peacemaking team in Shweli, China-Myanmar border in China’s Yunnan Province on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo: U Ye Htut / Facebook)

Burma: No trust so far between government and KIO

By Tue, Mar 12, 2013 8:41PM UTC Comments Off Peace Talks restarts between representatives of Kachin Independence Organization and Myanmar government peacemaking team in Shweli, China-Myanmar border in China’s Yunnan Province on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo: U Ye Htut / Facebook)

Peace Delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the government had a discussion until midnight on Monday at Ruili, a Chinese border town. But the two parties did not get to an armistice accord. However, they agreed to meet again before April 10, according to a joint statement. As a consequence of civil war...

Norway welcomes agreement on Kachin talks amid autonomy row

By Fri, Feb 08, 2013 2:09PM UTC 24 Comments Burma’s President Thein Sein received Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at the Presidential Palace on 3 Nov 2012. (Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway issued a statement that the government of Myanmar/Burma  has reached an agreement with KIO on 4 February, The New Light of Myanmar said Thursday. The Myanmar Government and the armed group Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) have agreed to continue talks with a view to finding a peaceful solution...

Burma: No solution to end ‘Kachin War’ under unfair charter

By Fri, Nov 02, 2012 12:44AM UTC 2 Comments President Thein Sein addressed members of government peacemaking team on 3 July 2012. (Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

Subsequent to President Thein Sein took office, the quasi-civilian government looks as if ignoring its own promises – good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation etc. – made during the presidential inaugural ceremony. The president needs to stop civil war against ethnic rebels to implement good governance, national reconciliation and poverty alleviation. His government also requires...

People of Burma call for end to civil war

By Sat, Sep 22, 2012 5:11PM UTC Comments Off Peace marchers wearing blue T-shirt in downtown Yangon to mark the International Peace Day calling to end civil war in Kachin state. (Photo Credit: Aung Myo Myint’s Facebook)

Annually on September 21, the UN encourages all nations and people to pay tribute to a cessation of hostilities. It also urges the celebration of the International Day of Peace. In his International Day of Peace message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete...

As Burma’s President talks peace, the war in Kachin state continues

By Wed, Sep 12, 2012 11:46PM UTC Comments Off Kachin Independence Army troops in training. Pic: AP.

Burma President Thein Sein met national races affairs ministers from regions and states at the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on September 7. Speaking on the occasion, President said that national races live in the country as blood brothers. Hence, he said, they have the basic rights of citizens stated in the constitution. However, Thein Sein...

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