Indian Union government has asked to stop the ongoing border fencing work with Burma (Myanmar) across Manipur in northeast India.
The government plans to support rice farmers by buying more than 100,000 tonnes of the staple in the coming weeks, the chairman of the buffer stock purchasing committee, U Chit Khine, told Mizzima on November 4.
The government has no plans to provide special support for veterans who fought for Myanmar’s independence, Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut said on December 3.
Ethnic groups have a strong distrust of the Burmese government, and it is now necessary for President U Thein Sein to move past the rhetoric and realize some practical achievements in the peace progress says Nai Ngwe Thein, Chairman of Mon Democracy Party (MDP).
The remaining 82 people in Myanmar’s jails who are regarded as being political prisoners will be assessed in the coming weeks to determine if they should be released under a presidential pardon, it was revealed on December 2.
The second round of nationwide ceasefire talks between Myanmar government and 17 ethnic armed groups scheduled for late this month has been put off until next month, the Kayin National Union (KNU) was quoted by local 7-Day Daily as saying on Monday.
In an interview with ABC public broadcaster in Australia on Thursday during a trip to the country, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi claimed there was no need for her to speak out about the ongoing Kachin conflict even though it has displaced more than 100,000 civilians since June 2011.
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