Burma had the unenviable distinction of being listed among Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as hosting 10 “conflicts to watch” in 2017, as compiled by Jean-Marie Guéhenno…
Two of Burma’s largest ethnic armed forces have weighed in on neighbouring conflict in northern Shan State, issuing a statement calling for peace.
24th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) reportedly lost two men when its camp, located about a mile outside the town of Namtu, was attacked.
Former MNDAA leader Pheung Kya-shin appears to have resurfaced and may be commanding a reunited force of Kokang battalions.
A sense of cautious optimism is emerging with respect to the upcoming “sexpartite” talks on constitutional reform, which will be held on Friday in Naypyidaw.