Delegates at the Arakan National Conference in Kyaukphyu have accused the Union Government and the United Nations of working to disrupt peace and stability in Rakhine State.
Armed ethnic groups cannot accept conditions set by Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing for a national ceasefire agreement because to do so would amount to a political surrender, the head of the National Ceasefire Coordinating Team, Nai Han Thar, said on April 28.
The Karen National Union and the Union Government are collaborating on a project to build 100 low-cost houses for homeless people at two sitesin Kayin State, the KNU’s Major Saw Moses said on April 24.
Negotiations between the government and armed ethnic groups over a draft national ceasefire agreement have been delayed by disagreements over the language to be used in the document, said an MP who attended the talks at the Myanmar Peace Center on April 5 and 6.
Japan has given 1.6 billion yen (about K15.68 billion) to three United Nations agencies to support their activities in ethnic and border areas of Myanmar, the UN said in a news release.
A coalition representing Myanmar’s main armed ethnic groups will meet this week to choose its representatives on a committee tasked with drafting a nationwide ceasefire agreement.