Chaungzone NLD members suspended

The National League for Democracy’s (NLD) Central Executive Committee has suspended 21 party members from Mon State’s Chaungzone Township. According to Executive Committee spokesperson U Win Htein, they were suspended for publically trading blame for the loss of the township’s parliamentary seat in the last election.

Burmese military not following terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

Gen Yawd Serk of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says the Burmese military was not following the terms of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) when Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, the Burmese military attaché in Bangkok, on Wednesday banned a meeting of the Committee of Shan State Unity (CSSU) that was due to take place for three days starting yesterday in Chiang Mai.

Peace Commission and DPN to meet in August

The government’s Peace Commission will meet next month with negotiators from an umbrella organization representing ethnic armed groups that have not yet signed the ceasefire in the hopes of swaying additional signatories to join the nationwide accord.

Hundreds of villagers forced to flee in Hseni Township

Growing tension between government soldiers and Ta’ang National Liberation Army troops in northern Shan state has forced hundreds of people from seven villages in Hseni township of Lashio district to preemptively flee to safety to the town of Theinni, RFA reported on 20 July quoting a local lawmaker.

Martyrs’ Day observed

Myanmar officially observed Martyrs’ Day yesterday, the 70th anniversary of the assassination of independence heroes including General Aung San, father of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, with a state ceremony at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon.

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