KIO vice Chairman Says Army's Putao Offensive Not Helping Peace Process

General N'ban La Awng, Vice-Chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) met with the Burmese government's chief negotiator in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday for talks. N'ban La and his colleagues KIO Joint General Secretary Dr La Ja as well as the Chairman of the Karen National People's Party Abel Tweed took part in the informal discussion with the Burmese government's chief negotiator Aung Min relating to the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

Conference on Burma Studies to be held during decision meeting on NCA

By curious coincidence, the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies, the first in Chiangmai, 24-26 July, is due to be held on the same days with the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) decision making meeting on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) also in Chiangmai, 25-27 July.

Old ministerial building opens gates for unique glimpse

Myanmar’s historical Government Building, known to some as the “Secretariat,” was open to the public to view and pay their respects to fallen Martyrs yesterday. The opening attracted hundreds upon thousands to gain a glimpse into the office where Bogyoke Aung San was gunned down 68 years ago.

HRW calls on Thailand to end case against migrant worker activist

Thai authorities should drop charges against a prominent migrant worker rights activist, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges violate the free expression rights of the activist, Andy Hall, and undermine his research into labour rights abuses by companies in Thailand Human Rights Watch said in a statement on 20 July.

Myanmar remembers fallen leader on Martyr’s Day

The Myanmar public got a glimpse into one of the country’s darkest moments on Sunday as visitors were given rare access to the compound in Yangon where Aung San, the country's independence hero and father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was killed RFA reported on 19 July.

Interfaith peace activist arrested: BMA

A Muslim activist, Zaw Zaw Latt, who has been working for interfaith peace building in Myanmar, has been arrested, reports the Burma Muslim Association on July 17.

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