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Burma: Government and KNU agree for third round peace talk

By Wed, Aug 29, 2012 9:50PM UTC 0 Comment

It was on January11, the 19-member peace-talk delegation of Karen National Union left the border town of Myawaddy intended for first official ceasefire talks in Pa-an Town, capital of Karen State, with Burmese government representatives, according to the media news. Burma’s Thein Sein government had already expected signing a preliminary truce with the Karen National...

Burma: PNLO signs peace deal with Government, amid uncertainties increase

By Mon, Aug 27, 2012 7:12PM UTC 0 Comment

The peace-making group of the Pa-O National Liberation Organization (PNLO) in response to the peace bid proposed by the Government of Myanmar (Burma)held talks with the State Level Peace-Making Group at the Taunggyi Hotel in Taunggyi Sunday morning, The State-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said today. The meeting was attended by Vice-Chairman of the...

Burma Peace Question: The President, The Soldiers and The Ethnic Rebels

By Thu, Aug 09, 2012 7:52PM UTC Comments Off on Burma Peace Question: The President, The Soldiers and The Ethnic Rebels

Why is it so difficult for Burma to reach its objectives in the peace-process? The country has been at civil war since independence was declared in 1948. The cost of the civil war pulls Burma down into an abysmal gorge of poverty. Furthermore, the war turned the nation into one of the world’s most impoverished...

Will the International Donors leave Kachin people of Burma in the dark?

By Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:01PM UTC 0 Comment

Chairman of the Union Peace-making Central Committee, President of Myanmar (Burma) Thein Sein received a delegation from Peace Donor Support Group (PDSG) coordinators Norway, United Nations, Australia, Britain, the World Bank and European Union at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw on 12 June, the state-run New Light of Myanmar Daily said. According to the...

Burma activist says top Karen rebel freed

By Mon, Mar 19, 2012 8:45PM UTC 17 Comments

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A legal activist in Burma says a top rebel official who was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison on treason charges has been freed under a presidential pardon. Aung Thein says the senior leader of the ethnic Karen National Union rebel group, Mahn Nyein Maung, was released Monday from...