Ethnic Wa rebels said at a recent conference in Shan State they would continue to work toward achieving an independent state in eastern Burma.
Ye Lin calls on the authorities to end the use of child soldiers, who are often forcibly recruited into the Burmese government’s army.
The results of an official fact-finding mission to violence-stricken Arakan State will be released and submitted to President Thein Sein in late March.
Arakan State is preventing foreign tourists from visiting Mrauk-U heritage site because of recent inter-communal violence, tourist businesses complain. Authorities however, deny taking the measures.
The United Nationalities Federal Council, now meeting in Thailand, says it is seeking ways to stop the ongoing conflict in Kachin State.
Burma’s next session of Parliament will investigate whether a 16.9 million kyat ($20,000) extra budget allocation for 70 retired military officers was legal.
A motion to scrap Burmese state-run newspapers, which have recently been linked to murky corruption cases, is submitted to the Union Parliament.
Several people are reported dead as Buddhists and Muslims clash in Arakan State’s Mrauk-Oo and Minbya townships.
An alliance of 10 political parties, including five ethnic parties, plans to raise the issue of federalism in Parliament.
Thai police rescue nearly 150 Burmese migrant workers who had been locked inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok for up to two years.
Over 7,800 acres of farmland in Salingyi Township, Sagaing Division, is reportedly confiscated for a copper mine project with landowners forced out of their villages.