The views of Shan people will not be adequately represented at the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference unless a national-level political dialogue is convened ahead of the summit, according to the Restoration Council of Shan State.
The Burmese army has launched assaults on Ta’ang rebel positions in Burma’s northeast in response to parliamentary calls for an intervention to end fighting between rebels that has displaced thousands.
Representatives of the Shan State Army-South meet with a Burmese government delegation in Chiang Mai where they discuss the draft framework for a nationwide ceasefire that has already been approved by 16 other ethnic armed groups.
Four women including a four-year-old child were injured by a landmine blast in Loilen district in southern Shan state where both Shan army and government forces have engaged in clashes over the past month.
State officials and political parties in northern Shan state are trying to convince residents to return to their villages after thousands of locals fled after fighting erupted between Shan rebels and the military