Monday, July 4th, 2016


A state-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMC-S) responsible for overseeing that signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) adhere to the consensus that was reached and signed last year has been formally established in Karen State.

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An all-inclusive summit for all ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) will be held at Maijayan in Kachin State before the 21st Century Panglong Conference according to leaders of EAOs who signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

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The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) will meet State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon in mid-July, according to a statement released on July 1 by UNFC’s Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN).

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Tensions remain high after fighting broke out over the weekend between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army in Laiza—the KIA headquarters—amid ongoing peace talks in Rangoon.

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Tensions arose between soldiers from the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) over a military checkpoint dispute, leading to the resignation of an ethnic Karen official who serves on a ceasefire monitoring body.

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Shan State’s deputy-chief of police has told DVB that an investigation has been launched into the murder of seven villagers in Lashio Township last week.

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First up, she went to Vientiane for meetings hosted by the Lao communist party. Now she has recently returned from Thailand, where that country’s military rulers offered their gilded hospitality to Southeast Asia’s best-recognised democracy activist.

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