The Panglong Conference must be as inclusive as possible if it is to succeed in remaking Burma, says UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee.
CNF Vice President Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, a key player in preparations for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference, discusses challenges facing the peace process.
Burma’s ethnic minorities need to think carefully about how to get the most out of Aung San Suu Kyi’s plans to revive the “Panglong Spirit”.
Some 40,000 displaced Kachins have now spent five years in camps in remote, KIA-controlled mountains, where humanitarian aid deliveries have dwindled.
Burma’s new leader is vague about her plans to end decades of conflict, but some see new opportunities for peace under a democratically elected government.
Undeterred by an NLD complaint that he was electioneering ahead of the start date, Hla Htay Win continued his campaign in Zayarthiri Township, Naypyidaw.