RCSS/SSA and military exchange fire in southern Shan State

There was an exchange of fire between Restoration Council of Shan State/ Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), both signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and military troops near Mongkhun village in Mongkaing in southern Shan State on May 22 evening according to Shan Herald News Agency.
The shootout took 20 minutes and in which RCSS/SSA seized possessions of military such as water bottles and weapons. But there is no casualty among locals. 

State-level government officials to meet KNPP in Loikaw on May 29

The secretary of Kayah State Government and the officials of Regional Control Command in Loikaw and Kayah State Police Force are going to meet the officials of Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) in Loikaw, Kayah State on May 29, said Loikaw Relations In-charge Khu Hnae Rel, CEC member of the KNPP.
This is a kind of formal meeting. The state government and the KNPP already agreed to hold a meeting once a month.

Government to informally meet ethnic NCA signatories by the end of this month

The government and ethnic NCA signatories have agreed to hold an informal meeting by the end of this month, said Phado Saw Tar Do Hmu, General Secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU).

UEC to release lists of eligible voters for by-election

Union Election Commission (UEC) will release the lists of eligible voters in 13 vacant constituencies for by-election scheduled for November 3, in the last week of June or in the first week of July, the UEC's spokesperson and member Myint Naing told the Daily Eleven.

Special envoy on Asian Affairs of PRC calls on Minister of International Cooperation

Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy on Asian Affairs of People’s Republic of China (PRC), called on Kyaw Tin, Minister for International Cooperation after meeting the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee formed with ethnic armed organizations in Nay Pyi Taw on May 21.
They discussed matters relating to bilateral relations and cooperation, China’s continued assistance to help Myanmar’s internal peace and China’s assistance to be provided to Rakhine issue.

President Win Myint discusses mutual friendship and bilateral cooperation with Vice-Chairman Wang Zhengwei of CPPCC

President Win Myint received Wang Zhengwei, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Credential Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on May 21.

They discussed cooperation in all aspects between the two countries, One Belt One Road, and enhancement of mutual friendship and bilateral cooperation as well as Rakhine issue.

Ceasefire signatories not ready for third peace conference

The ethnic armed groups that are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) are not ready yet for the third round of the 21

Resignation aims to take accountability and responsibility: Chin State Minister


Chin State Minister for Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Salai Issak Khin said he resigned of my own volition from his post to show his accountability and responsibility as he is unable to complete some projects during the designated period.

The President Office issued a statement dated May 17, saying that Chin State Minister for Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Salai Issak Khin has been allowed to resign from his post on his own volition.

Legal action should be taken against ARSA as they committed atrocities against civilians in Rakhine, and investigation of violations must include cases of terrorist atrocities as well

Ambassador U Hau Do Suan, Permanent Representative of Myanmar, outlined in his statement to the briefing that ARSA terrorists must also be held accountable for atrocities committed against civilian population in Rakhine and investigation of violations must include cases of terrorist atrocities as well.
The United Nations Security Council heard a briefing on its members’ recent visits to Bangladesh from 28 to 30 April 2018 and to Myanmar from 30 April to 1 May at the United Nations Security Council Chamber at 03:00 p.m on 14 May 2018.

Govt, Tatmadaw and NCA signatories scheduled to meet informal meeting next few days

The government, the Tatmadaw and ethnic NCA signatories are scheduled to meet an informal meeting next few days to discuss matters relating to the holding of the third meeting of Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, said Ye Baw Than Khe, Chairman of the ABSDF on May 15.
“Within next few days, we will seek ways after the government, the Tatmadaw and PPST-formed political team hold an informal meeting,” Ye Baw Than Khe said.