The government of President U Thein Sein is not interested in seeking a political solution to the “civil war” in Kachin State, Kachin Independence Organization chairman Lanyaw Zawng Hra said on February 5.
Protestors in Sittwe took to the streets this week railing against illegal immigration in Rakhine State and demanding that government authorities enforce the 1982 Citizenship Law.
The success of the peace process in Myanmar depends on how quickly the constitution is amended, the Shan State Progressive Party chairman and Shan State Army general secretary, Sao Khun Hsaing said.
A conference of armed ethnic groups ended on January 25 after being repeatedly extended amid disagreement over a draft ceasefire agreement to be negotiated at peace talks with the government.
The vice chairman of the Kachin Independence Organisation, General N’ Ban La, has appealed for greater unity among the country’s ethnic minorities and urged them to “fearlessly” demand their own rights.
Armed ethnic groups attending a conference in Kayin State have disagreed over references to a federal army in a draft ceasefire agreement to be negotiated with the government, a spokesperson told Mizzima on January 22.