India says China is aiding Myanmar rebels

Indian officials have accused China of using Myanmar rebel groups to support proxy wars on its borders. Speaking to press, the officials (who remained anonymous) claimed China was working with the United Wa State Army and the Arakan Army to funnel we

Panglong Conference ends with new pledges

The fourth Union Peace Conference, also called 21st Century Panglong, has ended with a new truce dealing with the implementation of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and an early plan for an eventual federal system. Members of the government,
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Peace Conference brings new government concessions

The Union Government has announced several concessions to ethnic organizations before the upcoming fourth Union Peace Conference, 21st Century Panglong, in a bid to kickstart the country’s stalled peace process. While the three previous iterati

Students arrested after protesting internet blackout

Police arrested students last Sunday during a protest against the ongoing internet blackout in conflict-riddled parts of Rakhine and Chin State. The students are facing charges of unlawful association after police broke up the Yangon protest against
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Ethnics prepare for peace conference amid rising tensions

Signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) have added the freedom to draft their own charters to their list of goals for the upcoming Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, a.k.a. the Panglong Conference. The next Panglong
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Can a high level meeting revive decaying peace?

On January 8th, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Military officials met with representatives of ten ethnic armed groups to discuss revitalizing Myanmar’s once promising peace process. The Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM