Burma Army Uses Air Strikes on KIO Days after Historic Naypyidaw Meeting

On Sunday morning just days after an unprecedented meeting in Naypyidaw last week between senior representatives of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and President Thein Sein as well as the head of the armed forces Min Aung Hlaing, the Burma army launched repeated attacks on KIO positions.

Newspaper Editors Imprisoned by Mawlamyine Court

The editor and the news editor of the Yangon based Myanmar Post Journal were sentenced to two months imprisonment under section 500 of the defamation law by Mawlamyine City Court in Mon State on 18 March.

Bomb Destroys Mining Company Truck

A bomb blew up a truck loaded with silicon mineral stone in Aung Myittar Ward, Namhkam Township, Northern Shan State at 7.20pm on 10 March according to Sai Ye, a local resident.

Federal Affairs Seminar Held in Loikaw

Sun Phyo Tun – Political parties and civil society groups (CSOs) jointly held a federal affairs seminar at the Hotel Loikaw in Loikaw Town, the capital of Kayah (Karenni) State on 26 and 27 February.

RCSS/SSA Representatives Detained by Police

Representatives of the Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) were detained by police whilst returning to Taunggyi, Shan State from a peace process workshop in Pa-An Town, Karen State.

Pro Power Plant Petition Irregularities to Be Investigated

Misleading facts have been released regarding signatures in favor of the Toyo-Thai Company’s proposed coal-fired power plant in Ain Din Village; misrepresentations which will be investigated and revealed to the public, according to the Ye Social Society Group (YSS).

Burma's Armed Groups and Government to Meet Again Soon

Representatives from the Burmese government's Union Peace-Making Working Committee (UPWC) and their counterparts from the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) will hold a seventh round of peace negotiations later this month.

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