Sunday, May 22nd, 2016


A preparation committee for the so-called 21st-century Panglong conference has contacted ethnic armed groups that did not sign October’s nationwide ceasefire agreement, said Hla Maung Shwe, the committee secretary.

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During a press conference today in Nay Pyi Taw with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi called on the country’s “well-wishers” for patience as the government tries to tackle the controversial problem of the Muslim “Rohingya” or “Bengali” community living in Rakhine State.

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A Rakhine MP created controversy when he submitted a proposal in the Amyotha Hluttaw last week that offended the Tatmadaw.

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