NLD’s Official Position: Panglong Agreement Inferior to 2008 Constitution

As Director general of the State Counselor Office Zaw Htay’s official answer of May 2017, regarding Panglong Agreement query, resurfaced again on Facebook one year later, it is essential to again clarify the ethnic nationalities position, especially for those who have been engaged in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)-based ongoing peace negotiation process. The question […]

Myanmar’s ethnic civil war escalation propelling the country into a failed state?

 When Thein Sein-headed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) came into power, following the 2010 nationwide election, people were skeptical what would come out of the civilian-military regime, as the opposition mainstream party like National League for Democracy (NLD) and well known ethnic political party like Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) boycotted the election, […]

MYANMAR’S ETHNIC CONFLICT: Military playing hardball to derail peace negotiation process?

During the Water Festival – Sarngkyan in Shan, Thingyan in Burmese, and Songkran in Thai – quite a lot has happened. The war in Kachin State intensified; the International Criminal Court (ICC) tried to cover its jurisdiction over Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State even though the country is not a signatory of the Rome […]