Saturday, July 23rd, 2016


The eight armed groups that signed last year’s nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) have pledged to find solutions for non-signatory groups to be included in the peace process. A statement calling for more inclusion was issued at the end of a three-day meeting attended by forty representatives from the eight ethnic armed groups in northern Thai city Chiang Mai.

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Myanmar’s United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) is working on the formation of a coordinated platform based on common policies on key issues as it prepares for the government’s Panglong Peace Conference in late August, an official involved in the process said Friday.

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Myanmar has been hailed in recent years as the next big destination for greenfield investment, yet it very much remains a frontier market and a highly complex place to do business. Myanmar’s transition to semi-civilian rule in early 2011 and especially the successful conduct and outcome of the November 2015 elections have significantly reduced – but not eliminated – reputational risks for companies investing and operating there.

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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend her first ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting from Sunday (Jul 24).

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European Union Ambassador Roland Kobia is upbeat about prospects of stepped up engagement between the EU and Myanmar following the new Myanmar government coming to power.

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