The Kachin Independence Organisation has agreed to participate in the 21st-century Panglong Conference which convenes in Nay Pyi Taw on August 31, according to a statement released by the group on August 27.
With less than one week to go until ethnic armed groups from around the country descend on the capital for the 21st-century Panglong Conference, Nay Pyi Taw police say they intend to request that attendees not bring weapons with them.
Intense fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continues with just one week before the start of the 21st-century Panglong Conference, to be held from August 31 to September 4 in Nay Pyi Taw with the hopes of fostering peace between the country’s armed ethnic groups.
China has extended an offer to assist Myanmar with a large-scale project to prevent natural disasters, says the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend the opening ceremony of the 21st-century Panglong Conference on August 31, according to U Zaw Htay, deputy director general of the President’s Office.
Two hurdles bedevilled a final consensus at the second-day meeting to review the framework for political dialogue – a core instrument for upcoming peace negotiations – involving representatives from the government, ethnic armed organisations and political parties.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party convention opened yesterday with its leader, former president U Thein Sein, confirming that the central executive committee will be reshuffled, while major changes to his party’s platform are not on the agenda.
MPs have approved a strategy for managing the country’s US$9 billion in foreign debt. The plan, which the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved on August 19 after a brief debate, is based on the Medium-term Debt Management Strategy proposed by the President’s Office.
Humbled at the ballot box more than nine months ago, the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party convenes its convention today with senior members promising both big changes and more of the same as the party eyes a 2020 comeback.
Thanks but no thanks, the Myanmar government may be preparing to say to a major Chinese lender.