Write on Friday, 13 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
President U Thein Sein (C-L) and delegates at a Union Day celebration at the Myanmar International Convention Center, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on February 12, 2015. Photo: Maung Thin Tone/Mizzima
President U Thein Sein (C-L) and delegates at a Union Day celebration at the Myanmar International Convention Center, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on February 12, 2015. Photo: Maung Thin Tone/Mizzima

Nay Pyi Taw - Only four out of 13 ethnic armed groups signed a Deed of Commitment for Peace and National Reconciliation at a government-held meeting of political parties and armed groups to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Union Day.

Write on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Published in Ethnic Issues
Khun Okkar (C), secretary of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), talks to media at the end of the first day of Ethnic Armed Organizations Conference in Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, 30 October 2013. Photo: NYEIN CHAN NAING/EPA
Col Khun Okkar (C) talks to media at the end of the first day of an Ethnic Armed Organizations Conference in Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, October 30, 2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

President U Thein Sein’s call for a ceasefire deal on Union Day may not come to fruition but the chairman of the coalition of ethnic armed groups hopes a top-level meeting on that day could lead to the inking of a peace deal in March.

Write on Thursday, 22 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
Peace talks in Chiang Mai on January 21, 2015. Photo: Aung Moe Myint
Members of the Myanmar Peace Centre and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team meeting in Chiang Mai on January 21, 2015. Photo: Aung Moe Myint

Prospects for the proposed signing of a ceasefire agreement between the government and ethnic armed groups on Union Day look dim, according to peace negotiators who met in Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 21.