Ethnic bloc says “Nation of a Federal Democratic Union”; Tatmadaw insists on “Nation of Democratic and Federal Union”.
“Grassroots groups know what is happening in their area. Often the authorities do not,” said Ashin Awe Bar Tha.
Harn Yawnghwe’s Euro Burma Office has been a major donors to the ethnic armed organisations and civic groups involved in peace talks.
“We are seeing renewed fighting with the Tatmadaw in Namhkam, Kutkai and Namtu townships,” said the TNLA spokesperson.
It was regrettable to have walked out of the Union Peace Conference yesterday but we felt discriminated against, said the leading delegate of the UWSA.
Ban Ki-moon said, “I commend the new Government for its emphasis on dialogue, cooperation and reconciliation between military and civil society leaders and political and economic stakeholders.”