The Obama administration’s policy is an indication of the importance of ethnic minority issues in US-Burma diplomatic relations. It also reflects the sentiment of the international community.
FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM Junta lays charges against BBC and the Irrawaddy The junta announced, via its media on Oct. 14, that it will charge the BBC and the Irrawaddy Burmese language news services under the Telecommunications and News Media laws. The reason stated is that both professional media outlets failed to publish the junta’s …
Aung San Suu Kyi reaffirms her commitment to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement at the second anniversary of the pact’s signing as Burma’s commander-in-chief urges holdouts to get on board and the leader of the most prominent ethnic armed signatory to the accord acknowledges doubts about the peace process.
The Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee released a statement on Thursday conveying the ethnic armed bloc’s intention to join the next iteration of the government’s 21st Century Panglong Conference if its members are officially invited to do so.
“The fisheries department intends to ensure there is no shortage of fish despite the ongoing violence in Maungdaw.”
An ethnic Tai-Leng, or “Red Shan,” schoolteacher was reportedly shot dead by unknown assailants on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the murder of a fellow Red Shan man in similar fashion, both in the Kachin State jade mining township of Hpakant.