February 2017

KWO to Boost Women’s Role in all Stages of the Peace Process

Karen News | February 24, 2017 With the government’s gender quota in peace process events continuing to fall far short, the Karen Women Organization has announced plans to help bolster women’s participation at all levels [...]

Ethnic Leader Calls on Suu Kyi to Include All Armed Groups in NCA

By Min Sit Ye Naing / DVB | February 23, 2017 All ethnic armed groups should be included in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), according to Nai Hongsa, the vice-chairman of the United Nationalities Federal [...]

Ethnic Politicians Call for Guarantees ahead of NCA Signing

S.H.A.N. | February 23, 2017 Several ethnic politicians have voiced the opinion that the Burmese government must offer greater guarantees if ethnic armed groups are to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), and say such [...]

NCA Non-Signatories Meet in Wa Enclave Amid Fears of Peace Process ‘Stagnation’

By Naw Noreen / DVB | February 22, 2017 Ethnic armed groups that are not signatory to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on Tuesday kicked off a meeting at the United Wa State Army’s Panghsang [...]

EAOs Invited to Wa Capital Summit

Burma News International | February 21, 2017 The powerful Wa army will host a summit of ethnic armed organizations this week in Pangkham (Pangsang), the capital of the Wa self-administered zone. The meeting is the [...]

NMSP, Tatmadaw Agree to Resolve Tensions as Tatmadaw Pushes Ceasefire Signing

Mon News Agency | February 21, 2017 A Mon ethnic armed group and the Tatmadaw met on February 16 in an attempt to defuse tensions sparked by the Mon group’s unsanctioned staging of an armed [...]

Topics Limited at Upcoming CSO Peace Forum

Burma News International | February 20, 2017 Topics on the table at the upcoming civil society forum – an element of the peace process aimed at involving grassroots organizations – have been further limited, while [...]

Aung San Suu Kyi Invites Ethnic Militias to Meet Before Next Peace Conference

Radio Free Asia | February 20, 2017 Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has invited members of an alliance of ethnic groups that have not signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire pact for a [...]

KNU, KIO Call for More Peace Efforts

By Lun Min Mang / Myanmar Times | February 17, 2017 During the meeting held at the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) headquarters in Laiza along China-Myanmar border, Karen National Union (KNU) officials exchanged their points of [...]

Retired Myanmar Army Officer Ordered Prominent Lawyer’s Murder, Government Says

Radio Free Asia (RFA) | February 15, 2017 A retired military officer allegedly masterminded the killing last month of a prominent Muslim rights attorney and ruling-party advisor in what the Myanmar government has called a politically [...]