Fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebel groups in Burma’s northern Kachin State. Many children have been unable to attend school.
“We’ve won by a landslide and we don’t want to give the ruling camp any excuse to strip us of our firepower in the parliament,” says a senior NLD official.
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The SSA-N said it has agreed to the truce, but expressed a desire to hold discussions with the government.
Government and armed rebel group representatives have formed a committee to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire accord signed on 15 October.