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    Just one day into the peace conference and Myanmar’s biggest armed ethnic group, the powerful United Wa State Army, has pulled out after yet another organisational mishap. Full article here"

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    The much-heralded Union Peace Conference is finally here and delegates from across Myanmar and the world are gathering in Nay Pyi Taw for an event that recalls the negotiations of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s beloved father with ethnic minority…"

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives a speech at Myanmar's parliament in Naypyitaw April 30, 2012. Ban met Myanmar President Thein Sein on Monday to offer international help for reform in the long-isolated state and addressed its fledgling parliament as the first foreign dignitary to do so. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)

    NAYPYIDAW — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Burma to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority on Tuesday, ahead of peace talks between leader Aung San Suu Kyi and many of the country’s ethnic armed rebel groups. Full…"

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    In response to the 8 signatory ethnic armed organization (EAO)s’ formal request on 11 August, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will soon be calling the long-neglected Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) into session, according to reports form Naypyitaw…"

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    A leading human rights group is calling on Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to raise rights issues, including the plight of forgotten refugees stranded in camps in China’s Yunnan Province, during her talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing this week. Full article…"

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    According to President’s Office spokesman Zaw Htay, the Burmese government has invited all ethnic armed groups to the upcoming peace talks, whether or not they are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), Full article here"

Opinion & Analysis


Same old wine, brand new bottle

New Mandala

Stumbling blocks to progress remain at Myanmar’s 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference. Myanmar’s freshly-elected National League for Democracy (NLD) has made…