Ethnic leaders and government peace negotiators have ended two days of talks in Myitkyina without a date for a nationwide ceasefire ceremony but with an agreement to sign a ceasefire before settling a framework for political dialogue.
The United Nations Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, has told the media he has “very high expectations" for the peace dialogue between the government and armed ethnic groups at the conclusion of the first day of talks.
The United States embassy in Yangon is the site of an electronic surveillance facility used to monitor telephones and communications networks, according to media reports citing documents published by Germany’s Der Spiegel on October 29.
One worker has been killed and five others, including a 14-year-old boy, seriously injured in an accident at a cement factory in Kayin State run by army-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation, an engineer from the factory has told The Myanmar Times.
The Mandalay Region Hluttaw received 94 complaints or petitions from residents this year, most of them related to farmland disputes, court judgments, religious affairs and problems with municipal departments, a hluttaw working committee report says.
Organisers of next year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum are seeking international support to hold the events as the government has indicated it will not help to cover costs.