President’s Office Minister Aung Min has said that if Burma becomes a federal union, it will inevitably need to adopt a federal constitution and establish a federal army.
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Shan armed rebels, the RCSS, say they will wait until they see the outcome of next month’s talks between the Burmese government and ethnic groups before they commits to a nationwide ceasefire.
A long festering war between the central government and the ethnic states has torn and divided Burma for over 60 years. Can the current peace process, launched by President Thein Sein in 2011, bring about a lasting peace?
Ninety-three-year-old Thakin Hla Kyaing, who fought for Burma’s independence in the 1930s, has been forced to beg to survive.
After living with censorship for 60 years, many young people are now forming music groups and are expressing their opinions at the political and economic situation in the country.
This week’s DVB Debate raises the issue of public health care in Burma.
Residents from 23 villages in southern Shan state, who have been relocated to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam project, have urged the government to keep its promise in providing them with compensation and basic facilities in their new location.