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Opinion: Will the President keep his promise of peaceful Burma?

By Wed, Oct 17, 2012 12:47AM UTC 0 Comment

The Burmese government led by President Thein Sein looks as if it is paying no attention to its own promises. The President has pledged during the presidential inaugural ceremony that he would mainly work in support of good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation and establishing a long-lasting peaceful society.  However, the regime is unwilling to...

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...

Is Burma holding peace talks only to end economic sanctions?

By Thu, Feb 02, 2012 7:35PM UTC 0 Comment

The historic Panglong Agreement has been ignored by the successive Burmese military rulers for decades. The agreement has been overlooked by the generals as they rule the country dictatorially. The Panglong Agreement was signed on Feb. 12, 1947, between General Aung San and leaders of the Chin, Kachin and Shan ethnic groups. According to several...