• 2017-01-18 06_33_47-Leadership Change Looms for UWSA

    Burma’s strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s…"

  • 2017-01-14 06_35_55-Mon and Karen Armed Groups Clash, Wounding Four Soldiers

    Four members of the Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA) were wounded when fighting broke out between Mon and Karen ethnic armed groups on Wednesday, according to local sources. Full article here"

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    The Shan State Progress Party/ Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) say it is worried about a resumption of hostilities as the Burmese army reinforces its troop strength in the area as part of a plan to reconstruct roads. Full article here"

  • 2017-01-12 20_08_31-Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

    Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area. Full article here"

  • 2017-01-12 19_58_53-UN Rapporteur Blocked on Kachin State Visit

    The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Burma Yanghee Lee was restricted from visiting areas of conflict-torn Kachin State on Monday, according to her spokesperson. Full article here"

  • 2017-01-12 19_54_43-Burma Army Chief Calls for Peace Talks Without ‘International Pressure’

    In a Tuesday meeting in Naypyidaw, Burma Army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Sun Guoxiang, of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that demanding rights through armed revolution would not succeed under the mandates of Burma’s democratic transition. Full article…"

Opinion & Analysis


Hard truths behind the Myanmar miracle

The Nation

An eye-opening analysis of the struggle for reform reveals how little outsiders know about the multitude of conflicts within that…