Saturday, July 30th, 2016


Reeling from a series of blows that have seriously undermined its status and authority, the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion appears to be trying to rehabilitate itself by claiming support from the last government.

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Leaders from Myanmar’s United Wa State Army (UWSA) and Mongla Army told State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday in the capital Naypyidaw that they strongly believe the government’s upcoming Panglong Peace Conference is the only way for Myanmar to attain peace through dialogue, a government official said.

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The National League for Democracy-led government released its much-awaited economic policy on Friday but the document was scant in detail.

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It’s nearly dinner time at the dormitory in Mai Ja Yang and teachers are busy in the kitchen, while several teenagers are lounging on benches outside the building in this Kachin rebel-controlled town on the Myanmar-China border.

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