KIO Joins Conference Under UNFC Delegation

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) fielded 25 people from its own ranks and affiliate groups to join a United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) delegation during the Union Peace Conference (also called 21st Century Panglong Conference) that started today.

SNLD Leader Boycotts Peace Conference

Khun Htun Oo, chairperson for Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), has cancelled plans to attend the Union Peace Conference (also called 21st Century Panglong Conference) because he said it wasn’t inclusive enough.

Ban Ki-moon meets with Aung San Suu Kyi

United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-Moon during his working visit to Myanmar paid a courtesy call on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor and the Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday evening at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNFC to attend 21st Century Panglong Conference

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of ethnic armed groups, decided during last-week’s emergency meeting that it will attend the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference.

MNP opens Rangoon branch to grow Mon-political base

Mon National Party (MNP), a major Mon political party, opened a township-level branch office in Tamwe Township, Rangoon, on Sunday with the intention to engage more city dwelling Mon people in politics.

Shan Leaders Attending Peace Conference

Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) chairperson, Khun Htun Oo and Gen Say Htin, patron of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), plan to join the Union Peace Conference (also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference) in Naypyidaw tomorrow.

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