Diversity of opinions plagues NCA decision

Getting a diverse array of organizations to agree to anything is a challenge, but getting all ethnic armed groups on the same page about a ceasefire is a feat of incomparable proportion, the chair of an ethnic coalition acknowledged this weekend.

KNU elects 11 CEC members and department heads

Eleven members of the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) and department heads have been elected on Saturday afternoon (8 April) during the KNU election.

3 civilians killed in clashes between Burmese army, TNLA

Three civilians were shot dead in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township during armed clashes between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on Sunday, according to an MP from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD).

Amnesty calls for release of Lahpai Gam

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release from prison of Lahpai Gam, who is suffering from health problems, who the NGO refer to as a prisoner of conscience.

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