Armed groups that signed last year’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement call the Burmese military’s refusal to negotiate with some non-signatory groups “detrimental” to the country’s peace effort.
Arakan Army’s commander-in-chief Brigadier-General Tun Myat Naing speaks to DVB about the conflict in Arakan State.
Forty-eight families were left homeless and several people injured after violence broke out following an attempt to evict residents in Simphontaung.
The three ethnic militias tabled their resignations on the third day of the Law Khee La summit of ethnic armed organisations..
The ethnic coalition remains resolute that the TNLA, MNDAA and Arakan Army must all be included in a peace deal.
Refugees are in dire need of adequate shelter in particular, said the Action Times Foundation, as continuing battles are waged between the government and rebel groups.