The Karen National Union (KNU) and New Mon State Party
(NMSP) may be close to reconciliation after both sides sat for talks in the Mon border town of Three Pagodas Pass on Tuesday.
The signings of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, by the New Mon State Party
(NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) were the first since the original eight groups joined in 2015 under the previous military government.
The Government of Japan sincerely welcomes the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) by the New Mon State Party
(NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) in Naypyidaw, the capital city of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, on February 13 (same day local time) as a positive step toward achieving national reconciliation in Myanmar.
Many of more country's armed rebel groups attended the talks as well including the Karen National Union (KNU), New Mon State Party
(NMSP), Shan State Progressive Party/Restoration Council of the Shan State (RCSS), United Wa State Party, Chin National Front (CNF), Pa-o National Liberation Organization (PNLO), National Democratic Alliance Army (ND), Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) and All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF), according to the KNG.
The groups taking part include the Karen National Union, Kachin Independence Organization and New Mon State Party
Despite a 1995 ceasefire agreement between Burma's SLORC (State Law and Order Restoration Council) and the New Mon State Party
(one of several ethnic separatist groups), the deep-seated problems that have caused massive civilian displacement still linger, argues Hazel J.
Insurgent groups like the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party
have vowed to sabotage construction of the pipeline, and, if it is completed, to turn it into a "snake of fire.
Also this morning, the Union Parliament gave a unanimous seal of approval to the two newest signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA): the New Mon State Party
(NMSP) and Lahu Democratic Union (LDU), both of whom agreed ceasefire terms with Burmese government and military representatives on 13 February.
This includes areas administered by or under the influence of the New Mon State Party
KNPP), Chin National Front (CNF), New Mon State Party
A clash between soldiers from the New Mon State Party
(NMSP) and Battalion 16 of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) reportedly erupted over the weekend near Mahn Aung village in Ye Township, Mon State.
Ceasefire with the New Mon State Party
(NMSP) was the latest in a series of skeptical peace agreements.