Voter List Collection Starts in Karenni State

11 February 2015 – Karenni village election commissions have started collecting lists of voters in preparation for the forthcoming 2015 general election according to U Kyaw San Win, a Karenni State Election Commission officer.

Kachin Group Opposes Aung San Statue for Myitkyina

The Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) also known as WMR has come out against the building of a statue in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina of the slain Burmese Independence hero General Aung San to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The group sent an official letter to the Kachin state Chief Minister detailing their opposition to the project, said Duwa Lahtaw Hkun Seng, chairman of WMR.

US Church Group Urges Justice for Slain Kachin Teachers

During a visit to the Kachin state capital Myitkyina last week a delegation from the American Baptist Churches (ABC) organization called for Burmese government authorities to properly investigate the rape and murder last month of two Kachin teachers who were volunteering in Shan State.

KNPP Will Only Sign NCA When UNFC Sign

12 February 2015 – The Karenni State Progressive Party (KNPP) will only sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) when the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) decides to sign according to Khu Deniel a KNPP central committee member.

Lt. Gen Yawd Serk Leaves for Naypyidaw To Sign Agreement

11 February 2015 – Lt. General Yawd Serk’s and 16 other representatives of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) left their headquarters at Loi Tai Leng for Naypyidaw on 10th February at 10am.

Mon National Party Supports Student Protesters

10 February 2015 – The Mon National Party (MNP) will fully support and welcome students protesting against the National Education Law said Nai Soe Myint the MNP Joint Secretary (1) on 9th February.

President Sends Message on Shan State National Day

10 February 2015 – President U Thein Sein told the Shan people that political dialogue should be held as soon as possible and a ceasefire should be signed to stop a conflict that is over 60 years old.

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