Public Needs to Know Code of Conduct, Says Mon Border/Security Minister

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The public needs to be aware of the code of conduct that must be observed by both the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed group[s] during the ceasefire period, according to Col. Win Naing Oo, Mon State Minister of Security and Border. He said this remark at the recent meeting betw... Read more ►

NCA Signing Doesn’t Mean Laying Down of Arms – KNU Chairman General Mutu Sae Poe

February 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Mutu Sae Poe said the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was signed to solve political problems by political means and it was not to abandon the way of arms. He said this in his address to the 69th Karen National Revolutionar... Read more ►

KNU to Hold Plenary Meeting on JMC Implementation

January 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) will hold a plenary meeting among Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) representatives from the KNU to discuss the implementation of the JMC. The decision was made during the emergency meeting of the KNU’s Central Standing Committee held from Jan... Read more ►

Mutual Trust is Crucial to Maintaining Nationwide Ceasefire, says DKBA Commander-in-Chief

December 26, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mutual trust plays a key role in the delay to signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), said Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA)’s commander-in-chief General Saw Mo Shay, speaking at an event commemorating the DKBA’s 23rd anniversary at the group’s headquar... Read more ►

Karen Groups Voice Opposition to Development Projects that Plunder Ceasefire Areas

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen organizations are accusing the government of abusing the ceasefire process to take advantage of investment opportunities with little regard for potential consequences to the environment or the local population. The latest iteration of the long-standing complaint was lo... Read more ►

KNU Chair Highlights Weaknesses in the NCA During Anniversary Celebrations

October 16, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Amid anniversary celebrations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the chairperson of the Karen National Union (KNU) bemoaned the lack of progress and lingering weaknesses in the peace process. Speaking at the October 15 commemoration of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement... Read more ►

Bago JMC Slammed for Lacking Transparency after Dropping Q&A from Public Meet

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

What was supposed to be a public forum on the peace process in Bago Region this week turned into more of a lecture when the question and answer portion of the event was cut. The Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee of Bago Region’s September 12 meeting in Kyaukkyi township... Read more ►

Karen State CSOs Skeptical About Local Ceasefire Monitoring Body

September 14, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Civil society groups in Karen State last week discussed concerns that the official ceasefire monitoring body may restrict their peace-related activities. At a meeting held by the Kayin Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) and Belgium-based Nonviolent Peace Force in Hpa-an on S... Read more ►

Karen State Opens First Local-level JMC Office in Hpapun

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Supporting the nuts and bolts of implementing the peace process, a local-level committee was formed with an office in Hpapun township, Karen State officially opened on August 30. This is the first local-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee to get to work. The eight-mem... Read more ►

NCA Signatories Send Liaison Officers to Attend Peace Leadership Training in Cambodia

July 14, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Representatives from eight ethnic armed groups took part in a training program offered by the Cambodia-based Centre for Peace and Conflict Study from July 7-11. The officials – all of whom represent groups that have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement – are taking ... Read more ►

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