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

Burma: Kachin want more international observers in peace talks

By Fri, May 24, 2013 5:37PM UTC Comments Off Peace talks resume between representatives of Kachin Independence Organization and the Burmese government peacemaking team in Shweli, China-Myanmar border in China’s Yunnan Province on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo: U Ye Htut / FB)

A series of skirmishes have taken place in Kachin and northern Shan State despite government officials declaring that war has been stopped between government troops and the ethnic armies in those areas. Local sources reported that reinforcements of government troops and transportation of military supplies to frontline areas have continued in recent weeks. The Kachin...

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

By Mon, Aug 27, 2012 7:12PM UTC Comments Off President Thein Seinmeets with 'Peace Donor Support Group' on 12 June. (Photo: www.president-office.gov.mm)

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...

The President has a dream, keep an eye on Burma

By Mon, Aug 06, 2012 1:25PM UTC Comments Off The President has a dream, keep an eye on Burma

The President of Burma Thein Sein met party chairmen, general secretaries and CEC members of political parties at meeting hall of 500-acre mechanized farmers’ educative farm in Pob-ba-thi-ri Township, Nay-Pyi-Taw on Saturday, The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said today. Invitees at the meeting with President were Chairman U Khun Tun Oo and General Secretary...

Burma: Clashes continue with ethnic rebels despite ceasefire

By Mon, Jul 02, 2012 9:22AM UTC 1 Comment Burma: Clashes continue with ethnic rebels despite ceasefire

Burma’s war against ethnic rebels is ongoing. Although peace talks are taking place, there seems to be no end in site in the war against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). Moreover, even though the government’s peacemaking team has reached a truce with the Shan State Army (SSA), the Burma Army is reluctant to accept the...

Burma’s peace talks with Kachin rebels come to nothing

By Sun, Mar 11, 2012 2:13PM UTC Comments Off

The Burmese government led by President Thein Sein seems to be neglecting its own promises – good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation etc. – made during the presidential inaugural ceremony. The regime is dragging its feet to honor ethnic people’s equal rights and self-determination. How much time does Burma need to bring about national reunion,...

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