As Burma undergoes a period of political transition, ‘first language’ learning in schools is a valuable tool in the ongoing peace process.
Negotiations to end Burma’s civil war have ended with just one third of the EAOs involved in the peace process ultimately willing to ink a ceasefire accord.
Naypyidaw has extended an olive branch to the Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), inviting the armed rebels to sign a separate bilateral ceasefire.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing was notable by his absence at yesterday’s peace talks, instead touring an Israeli naval base and strengthening bilateral ties.
Hkun Htun Oo and the SNLD boycotted the flawed 2010 general elections, but on 8 November they will contest 156 seats in three States and Regions.
The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement is at a crossroads – Can a truce be signed while the govt is still at war with certain ethnic groups? Have you say.