Buddhist monks led more than 5,000 residents on a demonstration through the streets of Arakan state capital Sittwe on Friday morning to protest the arrival of a delegation from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
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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.