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    YANGON — Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) commanders have decided not to attend the third session of the Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong—slated for the last week of January, saying peace negotiations have gone nowhere under the military-drafted 2008 Constitution.…"

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    Maj. Naing Maung Zaw from Border Guard Force (BGF) confirmed to Mizzima that combined troops of Karen National Union (KNU) and BGF were fighting fiercely against the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. Full article here"

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    Myanmar's military has used heavy weapons to overrun remote rebel camps in northern Kachin state, the army said Friday, as a seasonal offensive ramps up the long-running conflict. Full article here"

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    The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has decided to hold a meeting between the top leaders from both sides to obtain an agreement with the government’s peace commission concerning the deadlocked points submitted by the DPN (Delegation for Political Negotiation).…"

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    YANGON — The government and ethnic leaders postponed a Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) meeting this month, where stakeholders would discuss setting a date for the upcoming session of the Union Peace Conference (UPC), in part because of the…"

  • Armed ethnic leaders from left, Khun Myint Tun, of Pa-O Nationalities Liberation Organization (PNLO), Saw Lah Bwe, of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), Ywet Sit, of Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-south (RCSS/SSA), and Mutu Say Po, left, chairman of Karen National Union (KNU) attempt to sign on documents  during signing ceremony of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) between Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) and armed ethnic organizations at Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) Thursday, Oct 15, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar government and eight smaller ethnic rebel armies signed a cease-fire agreement to end more than six decades of fighting, but several more powerful groups refused to come on board, signaling that peace will remain elusive for some time to come. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    The Joint Peace Fund (JPF) yesterday announced it will increase engagement with stakeholders in the peace process, as the fund’s rotational chair position is assumed by Italy. Full article here"

Opinion & Analysis


Myanmar’s Unhappy Rebels

ႊThe Diplomat ( Photo by Esther Htusan)

With the latest Union Peace Conference (which is held every six months as part of Myanmar’s peace process) coming in late January,…