UNFC holds emergency meeting

The Central Executive Committee of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) is holding an emergency meeting in Thai northern city Chiang Mai today (23 January).

Burma Army seizes base camp of KIA Battalion 12

Fighting has been escalating between the Burma Army and some outposts under the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Brigade 3, 4, 5, and 6. On Wednesday (18 January), the Burma Army seized the location of Battalion 12 under KIA’s 3rd Brigade.

UN releases full text of Yanghee Lee's end of mission statement

The United Nations has released Ms Yanghee Lee's end of mission statement following her 12-day visit to Myanmar, a visit with special focus on rights in the Rakhine and Kachin states. Her speech was given at a press conference prior to flying out.

Karenni CSOs are not ready for National CSO Peace Forum

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Karenni State are not ready to attend the first National CSO Peace Forum, according to the Karenni Social Welfare and Development (KSWDC)’s country coordinator Ko Banyar.

Suu Kyi to attend Union Day ceremony in Panglong

The State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Union Day on February 12 to be held in Panglong, Shan State, the National League for Democracy Central Executive Committee member Win Htein said on January 19.

Respective ministries unable to take action against unqualified projects

Although respective ministries have been informed concerning unqualified road, bridge, and building projects, which are being built and repaired with public budget, no actions have been taken against the companies and no response has been given to the committee, according to the chairman of the Government’s Guarantees, Pledges, and Undertakings Vetting Committee.

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