Myanmar Peace Monitor

Peace Related Activities - (August 2017)

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Ethnic communities must band together in face of Rakhine State’s violence: CSOs

BNI urges government to promote ‘crucial’ ethnic media development

Myanmar-China pipeline firms must share profits, says Shan State MP

INGO members left Maungdaw & Buthedaung

Relief supplies provided to those fleeing terrorist attacks in Maungdaw

Oppression of intellectuals: the case for a freed press during Myanmar’s democratic transition

KNU prepares ‘big ceremony’ with military parade to honor the Karen National Police Force

Government issues statement on media reporting in Rakhine State

Two Myanmar Muslim CSOs condemn Maungdaw terrorist attacks

Islamist militants attack 30 outposts, kill 11 police personnel in Arakan

Massive combing after 89 killed in Rakhine militant attacks

Annan-led commission urges Myanmar to reform citizenship law, improve economic development in Rakhine State

UWSA offers to compensate for confiscated lands in Mong Pawk

Drug rehab group starts education campaign in Kayin State

State Counsellor’s office responds to Final Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State

Five police officers killed in Northern Rakhine

Rakhine Commission outlines key points

Thandwe residents file extortion complaint over land feud with an NLD MP

Six village administrators sacked in Thaton District

NMSP sets a timeline for deciding on the nationwide ceasefire agreement

Kayah State official bemoans local opposition to cement factory plans

ALP leader confirms fighting between Rakhine armed groups

SSPP/SSA, Tatmadaw clash in southern Shan State

SSPP’s resignation from ethnic bloc prompts speculation about ceasefire negotiations

Tatmadaw column still active in NMSP territory

Two ethnic alliances to meet at UWSA’s headquarters

Kayin State residents object to proposed rock quarry on Mee Zan Mountain

Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

Shan State JMC holds public meeting without RCSS

Shan State Progress Party submits resignation letter to UNFC

Tatmadaw must change its attitude to ensure fighting stops: TNLA official

UWSA-led coalition meets in Pangkham

KNPP objects to planned Loikaw cement factory as a breach of the ceasefire

Fire-damaged homes rebuilt in Karenni refugee camp

Gov't spokesperson rejects rumours regarding establishment of People’s Militias in Rakhine State

RCSS/SSA to return detained soldier to Tatmadaw

People’s Militias to be established with ethnic Rakhine for Maungdaw area defence

Six arrested, lead suspect still at large in Mon State drug bust

Karen community leader in Sweden urges refugees to invest hope in the next generation

Mawlamyine man stages protest over government silence

SIXTH UNFC-GOVERNMENT MEETING: “Is the glass half empty or half full?”

Fight for self-determination must continue through peaceful means: KNLA general

Four civilians injured as Tatmadaw, TNLA trade fire in Namkham township

Progress but challenges remain on media front - Expert

Thailand closes grace period registration of migrant workers

UNFC signals no trust between ethnic armed groups and govt peace negotiators

Tatmadaw arrests residents in Manton

“Trust level is at zero,” says UNFC negotiation leader

Namhsan villagers flee as clashes continue between TNLA and Burmese army

Newly displaced Palaung villagers need aid as fighting escalates in northern Shan State

Tatmadaw troops enter NMSP territory as peace negotiation convenes

Kyaukpyu residents establish security committee, call for people’s militia

Myanmar Democratic Transition Forum to discuss the country’s progress

Village chief attacked in Buthidaung in Rakhine

Rakhine villagers return home after Tatmadaw pledges to increase security

Tatmadaw asked Mon youth not to carry arms in commemorative parade

Activists warn Kayin State villagers against coal

All ethnic armed groups must be able to join political dialogues: NMSP

Security forces open fire in northern Rakhine incident

Burma Army killed, tortured civilians in Ho Pong, says Shan NGO

UNFC proposal: 4 out of 8 points to be re-negotiated

Interview with UPDJC’s secretary group member Min Kyaw Zayar Oo

Peace Commission, DPN to meet informally later this week

KNU and local aid workers seek 11th hour support for IDP camp

Secession, Federalism and Decentralization


July 2017

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