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The current 2008 Constitution practiced by current government is not accepted, as it is devoid of democratic essence and not in accordance with the principles of federalism, Khun Okkar, spokesman of the UNFC said at the press conference on 2 August in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  (Photo: Saw Tun Lin-KIC)

Analysis: Can Burma find a solution for its constitutional dilemma?

By Sun, Aug 04, 2013 7:27PM UTC Comments Off The current 2008 Constitution practiced by current government is not accepted, as it is devoid of democratic essence and not in accordance with the principles of federalism, Khun Okkar, spokesman of the UNFC said at the press conference on 2 August in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  (Photo: Saw Tun Lin-KIC)

Burma’s quasi-civilian government headed by President Thein Sein has declared itself as a reformist administration since it took power in March 2011. Now, it has to meet head-on a major challenge in order to show its true color concerning constitutional revision which has been calling by various oppositions. As demands for constitutional amendment increasey, the...

Burma: Government and Kachin rebels reach a preparatory agreement for ceasefire

By Fri, May 31, 2013 1:50PM 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 Thursday that seems to trim down 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.  It was the first...

Burma: Kachin conflict becomes international tug of war

By Wed, Apr 10, 2013 10:30PM UTC Comments Off A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organization, in Laiza, Burma. Pic: AP.

Interference from Japan, China and even the US could hamper the peace process in Kachin State The Government of Burma (officially known as Myanmar) and the European Union agree that there is now an historic opportunity to secure lasting peace in Burma and for bringing prosperity to ethnic areas after decades of conflict. The Myanmar...

Burma reaches a 5-point joint-statement on peace with United Nationalities Federal Council

By Thu, Feb 21, 2013 11:58PM UTC Comments Off Participants of first proper conference held by‘Union Peace Working Committee’ and ‘United Nationalities Federal Council’ on 20 February 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: Hla Maung Shwe)

An 11-member Union Peace Working Committee delegation led by its Vice-Chairman U Aung Min held talks with a 12-member delegation of United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) including Nai Hong Sar and Dr La Ja in Chiang Mai of Thailand from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, The New Light of Myanmar said today. Both...

Burma must be flexible to achieve peace in Kachin state

By Tue, Feb 05, 2013 2:29PM UTC 1 Comment Burma must be flexible to achieve peace in Kachin state

Peace talks between Burmese officials and Kachin Independence Organization, facilitated by the Chinese government, were held in Shweli, China Monday. According to the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper, both sides issued a five-point joint statement (dated 4 February, 2013) at the meeting. The following is the English version of the joint-statement translated by the...

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