• 4 October 2013
    Naypyitaw delegation, led by U Thein Zaw and Border Affairs Minister Maj Gen Thein Htay will be arriving in Panghsang today, according to a reliable source on the Sino-Burmese border. They are scheduled to spend one night on Wa territory before leaving for Lashio tomorrow. Tentative topics for discussion include: 2014 census and Burmese laborers in Wa rubber plantations. (SHAN)

“Taiwan” killed Shan leader in 1978

“Taiwan” killed Shan leader in 1978

History/General

Taunggyi — One of the biggest mysteries in the history of the Shan resistance was who had assassinated the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA)’s most colorful military leader...

Armed resistance mulls summit meeting

Armed resistance mulls summit meeting

Earlier the ball was in the government’s court after receiving from the armed resistance a 4 in 1 Comprehensive Union Peace and Ceasefire Agreement proposal. Now that the government has responded with a Natio...

Two Shan, Burmese academics recommend domestic peace facilitator

Two Shan, Burmese academics recommend domestic peace facilitator

Deploring the ongoing conflicts in Shan and Kachin states despite ceasefire being concluded, a paper recently published by Asia Security Initiative (ASI) says the urgent problem is...

State level charter review committee formed

A 5 member Shan State Constitutional Review Committee has been formed, according to sources in Taunggyi.

The committee held its first meeting yesterday, 25 September. No details hav...

“Trust destroying issues must be removed”

“Trust destroying issues must be removed”

One of the presentations that should serve as food for thought at the 3 day Trustbuilding for Peace forum in Taunggyi, 21-23 September, was given by Ms Khin Ma Ma Myo, Executive Di...

Government peace broker: It’s liberalization, not transition

What has been taking place in the country since 2011 is liberalization rather than being a transition as many see it, according to government established Myanmar Peace Center (MPC)...

All shook up, but it’s not Elvis

All shook up, but it’s not Elvis

On the contrary, it was a stout, Indian-looking lawyer who goes by the name of Ko Ni, who yesterday had gripped in suspense the more than 250 people who gathered at the Shan-Kayah-...

 

To Hopeland and Back (Part IV)

To Hopeland and Back (Part IV)

Day 3 (23 September 2013)

As reported by Democratic Voice of Burma, the Shan-Kayah-Mon Trustbuilding for Peace forum was attended by a total of 331 individuals and representatives from 21 political parties, 17 armed groups (3 of which were Burma Army-...

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HURFOM releases “Disputed Territory” to highlight unjust land acquisition in Mon areas

Human Rights Foundation of Monland – Burma

The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has released a report titled “Disputed Territory: Mon farmers' fight against unjust land acquisition and barriers to their progress,” to illustrate contem...

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Unilateral ceasefire and fulfilling Panglong Agreement key to reconciliation success

Unilateral ceasefire and fulfilling Panglong Agreement key to reconciliation success

By Sai Wansai
Wednesday, 02 October 2013

The optimistic gesture, stemming from the ambitious nationwide ceasefire signing ceremony, feverishly lobbied by U Aung Min, President Thein Sein’s top peace negotiator, couldn’t be louder, now that former P...

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.646 (28 September-4 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.646 (28 September-4 October 2013)
  • WORLD SHOOK UP BY US SHUTDOWN!
  • NAYPYITAW VISITS PANGHSANG!
  • NEW VIOLENCE IN ARAKAN!
  • DVB TO GO COMMERCIAL!
  • PRESIDENT: BURMESE MEDIA FREER THAN NEIGHBORS’?
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RCSS/SSA and UWSA smoke peace pipe

RCSS/SSA and UWSA smoke peace pipe

The following photos are from the United Wa State Army. The two sides first held their first meeting on 16 September 2012. The second meeting was on 28-29 December 2012.

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Should the resistance sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement?

Should the resistance sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement?

Last month, the Elders, led by President Carter, while on a visit to Burma, had urged Kachins as well as other resistance movements to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the ceremony for which would be held in Naypyitaw “hopefully” in Novem...

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UWSA set detained 16 Lisu free

United Wa State Army (UWSA) has set 16 Lisu Thai citizens, whom it had detained on May 12 free, according to the Thai-Burmese border local news sources.

Among those released is the village headman of Paeksaem village; Piang Luang Tract, Wiang Haeng Di...

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