With last week’s Union Day commemorations, some thoughts on the state of Burma’s quest for national reconciliation and an end to decades of civil war.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi took the opportunity at a Union Day commemoration in Shan State on Sunday to urge non-signatories to the so-called nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) to…
KNU Deputy Chair Zipporah Sein has said that the signing of a Union Day “deed of commitment” was not backed by the KNU standing committee.
Unity and harmony were far from evident in northeastern Shan State, where air strikes were ordered on Kokang positions, forcing thousands of villagers to flee across the Chinese border.
Burma’s President Thein Sein urges his people to work together to establish a union based on a federal system.
DVB asked several political players their opinions on the prospect for a Union Day ceasefire. We asked how probable they believed a peace deal would be.