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The former military intelligence led by former General Khin Nyunt had fallen down in 2004. During 16 years period from 1988 to 2004, every person was tremblingly afraid to the military intelligence. Those from various sectors including political, media, business, social organizations and artists were scared the intelligence and although they didn’t want to associate with [Military Intelligence] but they failed. The military intelligence had handled those persons.
Due to the interference of the military intelligence, they [politicians, journalists ….] had lived under the threatening and black shadows.
In 2004, at the time of the military intelligence fell down, member of State Peace and Development Council General Thura Shwe Mann currently who is also a parliament speaker, Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win (passed away) and Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein (incumbent president] clarified concerning the Mlitary Intelligence.
At that time, a word “There is no military intelligence above the law” said by Thura Shwe Mann.
At present, the dealings concerning the military intelligence are full of memorable things.
The news are now spreading as in the past the people were afraid of upsetting Military Intelligence so also there are many people now afraid the President’s Office and Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC).
It is learnt that the residents in some regions have to be scared a person saying that he or she came from the MPC or President’s Office like to be afraid of upsetting the Military Intelligence in the past.
The incidents already occurred in a last few days made the memorable for black shadow of the military intelligence.
The journalists were filed under Section 18 because they staged silent protest without chanting slogans and marching in front of MPC on July 12.
Actually, they [journalists] aimed not to occur to arrest and interrogate the reporters who were sentenced under unfair imprisonment and the arrest and interrogation are out of the law.
The journalists had to carry out the tasks according to a citizen’s rights that include in the 2008 constitution.
But, they have already been filed under Section 18. Behind the incident, the rumours spread out saying that some directors from MPC are now concerning the opening of the file.
A meeting between the President and artistes was held on July 12. Since July 11, the journalists already had an arrangement to express their wish for enabling the President to know while covering news at MPC. Continue reading “#Myanmar #Peace #Center the #new #Military #Intelligence?”

Clashes with Shan army will not disrupt peace talks, minister says

source emg 25.february

Last week’s clashes between government and Shan State Army troops will not affectpeace talks with the Shan State Progressive Party, President’s Office Minister Aung Minsaid.

The clashes were the result of a misunderstanding between low-level troops, the minister, who is also vice-chairman of the government’s Union Peace Working Committee, told reporters at the Myanmar Peace Centre on Saturday.

Aung Min admitted that clashes took place on February 19 and 20. “It happened because of a misunderstanding between lower level troops. No fighting occurred yesterday or today. Similar incidents might happen in other countries. This will not disrupt the peace talks,” he said.


Reliable reports said that during the last weeks of February, thirty Burmese government troops were killed in action in its clashes with the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA).

“Fighting on the 22 February was quite fierce and the Burma Army came to collect its deaths and wounded the following day. The casualty of the government troops was not less than thirty”, according to a militia leader, who don’t want to be named.

On 24 February, unexploded 60mm ammunition fired by the Burma Army exploded, due to the villagers’ routine bushfire in preparation for land cultivation, during the night. The villagers said that the panic-ridden government troops responded by firing their weapons all night long.


“A ceasefire is a firm foundation for peace, but we have much to discuss after ceasefires. It is difficult to hold talks while carrying weapons. Such an incident might happen between low-level troops because they are carrying weapons. This is a further issue to discuss. We are holding talks alternatively with armed ethnic groups,” Aung Min said.

Although the fighting between the government army and Shan troops was not the focus of February 20 talks in Chiang Mai, Thailand between the Union Peace Working Committee and ethnic alliance the United Nationalities Federal Council, Aung Min said the talks could reduce fighting.

The Shan State Progressive Party and its armed wing, the Shan State Army, are members of the ethnic alliance that reached a ceasefire agreement with the government in January last year.

About 50 clashes between the Shan State Army and government troops have been reported since the ceasefire was signed


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Military officials, Kachin army members to attend peace talks in Muse or Ruili

Senior military officials and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) will be attending the peace talks between the Myanmar government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), an organizing member of the peace negotiations said.

Peace panel member Lamine Guamja said the government on October 10 offered to hold the peace talks with the KIO, the political wing of the KIA, and the group agreed to it.

“The KIO refused the government’s invitation to hold peaces talk in Muse or Nay Pyi Taw in September as the skirmishes were mounting at the time. The upcoming meeting is scheduled to be held in Muse or Ruili,” Guamja said.

He said that Aung Min, vice chairman of Union Peacemaking Work Committee, was the one who requested senior military officials to participate in the union level peace talks.

But Dwe Bu, an ethnic Kachin lawmaker from Lower House Parliament, said, “While peace talks are being made on the table, the fights are still occurring in border areas. It is totally impractical to believe that the government forces are not launching offensive (attacks) as both sides would try to anticipate each other. Key persons who can stop the conflict should participate in the peace talks.”

The ongoing armed conflict between the army and KIA started in June last year, when fighting broke out after a 17-year ceasefire agreement fell apart.

When the KIO and the government reached a ceasefire in 1994, and KIO was removed from the list of “Burma’s unlawful organizations”. But in October 2010, following the KIO’s refusal to transform its armed wing into a border guard force, Myanmar state media again started calling them “KIO insurgents”, signaling an official shift in government policy towards the KIO.

Speaking about the Kachin conflict, Noble laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said: “Some people are criticizing me as I remain silent on this case. They can do so as they are not satisfied with me. In fact, I do not want to fan the flames of skirmishes to any side.”


Chin National Front (CNF) First Day of Peace Talks: Agreeing to Disagree

CNF delegation arrives in HakhaTeam leader Dr. Sui Khar (Right) and Brigadier Solomon (Left in army uniform) waving at the public in Hakha (Photo:CG)

06 January 2012: The first day of peace talks between the Chin National Front (CNF) and the new State government in Hakha ended today with both parties ‘agreeing to disagree’ without any final formal agreement.

Speaking to Chinland Guardian at the end of Thursday’s talks, CNF peace delegation team leader Dr. Sui Khar said, “We haven’t reached any formal agreement yet. That will be the discussion for the next day. But we have basically agreed to disagree with each other.”

Separately, the CNF peace delegation is also expected to meet with a group of Chin State ministers on Friday, according to an inside source. It is immediately not clear whether Chief Minister ex-general Hung Ngai will be present in that meeting.

The two-day peace talks is being held in the Chin State’s capital amidst public euphoria and historic welcome ceremonies for the CNF peace delegation in Thantlang and Hakha towns where thousands of people clad in traditional dresses packed the streets to greet the ten-member negotiating team.

Some observers believe the huge public support will give the CNF an added negotiating power as it shows how much support the organization enjoys from the Chin people.

“We have been regularly ‘required’ to greet state officials during their visits to town on countless occasions but this time we came out on the street on our own account. People say ‘we even greet Burmese officials, why not our own heroes?’,” said an elderly woman in Hakha.

The current peace talks is aimed at securing a ceasefire between the Chin National Army, the armed wing of CNF and Burmese government troops, which have fought for the last 23 years. It followed an initial meeting between the CNF and Burma’s Railways Minister Aung Min in November on the Thai-Burma border.

If a cease-fire agreement is reached between the two sides, more negations are expected to follow so that substantive political issues can be discussed, according to CNF source.


KNU ‘peace talks’ gives voice to Karen organizations

The Karen National Union have appealed for Karen civil society groups based inside Burma and oversea to voice their thoughts before the official ‘peace talks’ between the KNU and the Burma government takes place on January 12.


Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of KNU told Karen News that the KNU meeting with the government is critically important to all Karen people and it is vital for the KNU to get the opinions and views from a wide range of Karen organizations.

“We’ve sent out an invitation letter have had a good response from both inside and oversea Karen organisations. Most agree that it is good to have real political dialogue with the government, but all say the KNU should be cautious and to be careful not to make the wrong decision. All the Karen urged the KNU to analyze deeply the government’s attitude and agenda.”  Continue reading “KNU ‘peace talks’ gives voice to Karen organizations”