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First Women Only Party Formed in Mon State

An all women political party led by Mon women and based in Mon State submitted their registration to the Union Electoral Commission (UEC) in Naypyidaw on 14th October according to the party chairwoman Mi Then Shin. (aka Mi Layai Mon)

If the registration is successful the party will become the first women only political party in Myanmar.

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DKBA returns seized weapons to government

Due to mounting government pressure, on 6th October the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) returned seven government weapons which they seized during a clash in September at Kyaik Mayaw Township, Mon State, Colonel Saw San Aung, a DKBA spokesperson told Pophtaw News.

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Clashes break out between TNLA and government troops

Two clashes between Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and government troops broke out in Namkhan and Kut Kai of Northern Shan State on Wednesday this week, according to Mai Phone Kyaw, General Secretary of the TNLA.

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Mon Peace and Defence Force Battalion Commander Arrested for Possession of Arms

The No.1 battalion commander of the Mon Peace and Defence Force, Major Nai Min Maung (aka Ko Toe) was arrested in Mawlamyine Township on 30th September and will be prosecuted for illegally possessing arms and owning an unregistered car said an anonymous police source.

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DKBA Commander Seeks Peaceful Solution to Confrontation

Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) commander, Brigadier  General Saw Lah Pwe, wants a peaceful resolution to the current armed conflict between the DKBA and  government armed forces said Capt. Saw Soe Myint head of the Myawaddy DKBA liaison office.

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UNFC meets with academics

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) recently organized a security sector reform meeting attended by various organizations and international academics in the Thai city Chiang Mai.

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Govt peace team proposes meeting with UNFC and exile groups

The government Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) requested to meet with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and exile groups in Thailand.

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TNLA and government clashes continue

Government troops launched fresh attacks against Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) troops stationed between Manmauk and Tan-tay village in Manton township in Shan state last Friday despite efforts by the Union level Peace-making Working Committee to court the ethnic armed group into a ceasefire and take part in a nationwide ceasefire scheme.

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KNU and Tanintharyi delegates meet for discussions

The Karen National Union (KNU) met with Tanintharyi region government delegates in Dawei recently for discussions on reconstruction of Karen villages destroyed during 1997 military operations in Myeit-Tavoy district, among other things.

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PSLF cancels meeting with Govt

A November meeting for discussions on a bilateral ceasefire between Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) and government officials has been cancelled due to recent attacks on the ethnic armed group, said the General Secretary Lt. Col. Tar Bone Kyaw.

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Clashes in Shan state hits third week

For three weeks in a row government troops have waged an assault on Kachin Independence Army (KIA) troops in northern Shan state. The fighting has forced thousands of civilians from around Saga Nam Hkun to flee to Bhamo township, according to KIA Maj. Joon Aung.

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