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08 Dec 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — As the Tatmadaw has restricted the transportation of basic commodities in conflict-torn Tanai Township, Kachin State, locals have run out of fuel and are suffering a rice shortage.

The Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) has restricted the transportation of goods in the region for more than a year, but the situation worsened after June 3, when the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Tatmadaw renewed fighting and displaced hundreds of locals from N’Ga Ga and Nambyu villages.

30 Nov 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Fighting resumed between the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, and the Kachin Independence Army in Kachin State’s Tanai Township in early November, with frequent clashes continuing throughout the month, according to a KIA spokesman.

17 Nov 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The official peace talks scheduled for Thursday between the government and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) were cancelled. In their place, the negotiators met informally to keep the process alive.

All of the members of the UNFC’s Delegation for Political Negotiations (DPN) had travelled to Yangon on Wednesday. But on Thursday, only a few of them met the government’s Peace Commission (PC) members for an informal discussion.

15 Nov 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – A government peace delegation led by Border Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung failed to make any progress towards establishing peace talks with Myanmar’s northeastern-based ethnic armed groups over the weekend.

26 Oct 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

The latest peace talks between the government’s peace commission and ethnic bloc the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) concluded this week with an agreement in principle of the UNFC’s eight-point proposal to signing the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

The seventh round of peace talks—which took place in Yangon on Monday and Tuesday—had been “thoroughly” conducted with only military-related affairs left to discuss, according to spokespersons from both parties.