NMSP meets with newly elected state gov’t

Leaders of the New Mon State Party (NMSP) met with the chief minister and officials of the Mon State Government on Thursday [May 19] at state government office in Moulmein, the capital of Mon State.

Six out of eight charred remains found in Kyaukme are reportedly civilians

A House of Representatives MP from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), Kyaukme constituency, said that six out of eight charred remains found in Kyaukme, northern Shan State, after clashes between Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) and government troops,were believed to be local civilians.

Three Arakan Army personnel arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State - Three Arakan Army (AA) personnel were arrested by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Burma at Maungdaw Township on May 16, said Butto, an eyewitness  from the locality.

Villagers demand an end to coal mining in Hsipaw Township

Residents living near large scale coal mining operations in northern Shan State have called on the firm, Ngwe Yi Pale Mining Co. Ltd, to stop coal mining in Hsipaw Township due to the serious environmental consequences the mining has inflicted on the area.

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for patience over the ‘Rohingya’ controversy

During a press conference today in Nay Pyi Taw with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi called on the country’s "well-wishers" for patience as the government tries to tackle the controversial problem of the Muslim “Rohingya” or “Bengali” community living in Rakhine State.

NCA Signatory Groups Hold Workshop

Leaders of the eight ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) who signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) are holding a five-day political capacity building workshop at the Inya Lake Hotel in Rangoon from 18 to 22 May.

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