FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
Beijing mediated a temporary ceasefire between the Brotherhood Alliance and the military in Kunming, China on Dec. 11, ABC News reported. The temporary ceasefire is for the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, located in northern Shan State along the China-Myanmar border. Richard Horsey, the senior Myanmar adviser at the International Crisis Group (ICG), told ABC that the ceasefire will last until the end of December.
“China has been working tirelessly to stop the war and promote talks among the relevant parties in Myanmar, and has pushed for the de-escalation and cooling-down of the situation,” said Mao Ning, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Regime spokesperson Zaw Min Tun stated that the military and the Brotherhood Alliance members the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA), have agreed to meet again at the end of this month. The Brotherhood has yet to acknowledge reports of a ceasefire, but vowed to continue its fight to “end military dictatorship” in Myanmar.