State parliament documents proposal to build secure wall around Myanmar-Bangladesh border

Sittwe: A proposal by MP Zaw Zaw Myint of No1 Buthidaung Constituency to the state parliament urging the government, through the Rakhine state government, to build a secure wall around the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to protect state sovereignty and to secure the security of the border area has been under discussion.

After Zaw Zaw Myint made the proposal on December 21, four MPs deliberated the matter in the third regular session of second Rakhine state parliament on December 26.

Peace Commission says coordinating with Northern Alliance

The Peace Commission will go to Kyukot, Pangsai region in Shan State over the coming days in order to coordinat coordination with the Northern Alliance according to MP Aung Soe.

“We are not going to China to hold talks but instead go to Kyukot, Pangsai region on December 28 via Lashio,” said Aung Soe, a member of Peace Commission.

Wa meet northern rebels in Panghsan

Wa leaders led by Bao Youxiang, chairman of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), met members of United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), including vice-chairman Nai Hongsar, in Panghsan Township in the Wa self-administered zone in northern Shan State on December 22.

The Daily Eleven was forbidden from covering the meeting.

Leaders of the Northern Alliance reportedly attended the meeting. None of the groups attending signed the government's ceasefire in October 2015.

State and regional monitoring committees to discuss mine clearance work

Talks will be held on area demarcation and mine clearance work at state and regional-level Joint Monitoring Committees, Colonel Wanna Aung, secretary-2 of the national Joint Monitoring Committee, said.
The Joint Monitoring Committee on Ceasefire (JMC) continued its plenary meeting for states, regions and the national level at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon on Wednesday and Thursday.

Joint committee prepares for February Panglong

The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee secretaries will join working committees for the national-level political talks, reports say.

Sai Kyaw Nyunt, secretary of the committee, said: “Working committees are supposed to comprise representatives at the peace conference. There will be a committee for each subject: politics, economy, social affairs, security and natural resources. Each committee will have three secretaries from the government, ethnic armed groups and political parties and 12 members with four each from these three groups.”