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Absent from Tuesday's ceremonial events was the seven-member Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) bloc led by the United Wa State Army. The bloc seeks an alternative approach to the NCA. The government negotiators prefer to talk to individual groups, rather than to ...
Speaking at a ceremony in the capital Naypyidaw, Suu Kyi announced the next step is to cement the ceasefire and bring the remaining ten armed groups who have not joined the NCA, among them the Kayinni National Progressive Party, the Arakan National Council, the United Wa State Army and the ...

Even the United Wa State Army's southern command sent a representative for the first time, a landmark appearance given that the two sides have had a tense relationship over the years, including occasional armed clashes. In some ways, the presence of several high-profile guests during Shan State ...
... the unlawful associations list and terrorist organisations list in return for signing the NCA. Although the NLD government has reached an agreement with the NMSP and LDU to sign the NCA, 10 other groups still refuse to sign, including the powerful Kachin Independence Army and United Wa State Army.
According to the pages posted online, the Tatmadaw said it was monitoring the United Wa State Army, which is also active in Kachin State, and take action against it as well if necessary. The pages also say the Tatmadaw complained that the 1947 Panglong agreement between the central government and ...
The United Wa State Army, which leads the Northern Alliance Burma, the Pa-O National Organization/Pa-O National Liberation Army (PNO/PNLA), the Karen National Union (KNU), the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU), the New Mon State Party (NMSP), the ...

Under N Ban La's leadership, the Kachin rebel movement has moved to forge an alliance with the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the country's largest armed militia which maintains close ties to Chinese security forces. Last year, the KIA joined the Federal Political Negotiating and Consultative Committee ...
This includes not only the two other UNFC members – the Karenni National Progressive Party and Arakan National Council – but also members of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee, such as the United Wa State Army and Kachin Independence Army. Under the political dialogue ...
... in formulating the principles toward a democratic federal union in the future. Several other groups which have not yet signed the NCA include the Kayinni National Progressive Party (KNPP), the Arakan National Council (ANC), the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
Meanwhile, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), a heavily armed insurgent group with over twenty thousand fighters (and historically linked to narcotrafficking), roams free in portions of Shan State it controls. The UWSA has mostly disdained the government's peace efforts, and has increasingly supported ...
The SSPP led by General Pang Fa resigned from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and joined the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), a seven-member coalition led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA). Clashes have broken out frequently in Mong Hsu, ...
Officers suspect these drugs originated from the United Wa State Army in Myanmar and had been smuggled overland into northern Thailand before being moved south during the New Year festival, Pol Gen Chakthip said. Traffickers were believed to have taken advantage of the large number of people ...
The groups based in the northeast, including the KIA and the United Wa State Army, traveled to Naypyitaw in May and met with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Also, the first part of the Union Accord was signed. The NLD government plans to change the military-drafted Constitution through the ...
“Whether you're looking at the number of clashes or the geographic locations, the trend is clear: it's always north Shan.” Map-Myanmar-Shan State-United Wa State Army-MNDAA-JPEG. A map of Myanmar's insurgency-prone Shan State. Source: Wikimedia Commons. The slide towards renewed war is ...
The United Wa State Army (UWSA), Myanmar's most powerful ethnic armed organization, stepped into the peace vacuum by consolidating several northern groups into a new negotiating bloc, making the whole process even more vexed than it already was. Myanmar's oldest armed group, the Karen ...
With the intervention of Sun Guoxiang, some officials from Myanmar's peace commission are currently discussing with the Kachin Independence Organisation/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA), the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSP/UWSA) on separate occasions, some sources said.
With the intervention of Sun Guoxiang, some officials from Myanmar's peace commission are currently discussing with the Kachin Independence Organisation/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA), the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSP/UWSA) on separate occasions, some sources said.

This photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows members of the United Wa State Army jumping off from a car as they arrive in Poung Par Khem region, near the Thai and Myanmar border. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP. A new briefing by the Myanmar Insititute for Peace and Securitys (MIPS) has further highlighted the ...
They are: United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army, Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army, Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Mongla Democratic Alliance Army, Ta'ang National Liberation Army and Arakan Army.
That's why I think the Arakan Army poses a serious threat next year to the peace process, because it is not going to be the Kachins, or the UWSA [United Wa State Army] that would be a threat to the peace process. It would be a smaller group who do not really have a fundamental outlook on what they want.
The PSLF/TNLA is a member of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), which is led by the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSA/UWSP). Also known as the Northern Alliance, the FPNCC has declared that it is willing to negotiate with the government, but will ...
NAYPYITAW — The chief of Myanmar's counter-narcotics police force has criticized the signing of an agreement between China's Yunnan Province and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to cooperate on drug eradication. Yunnan Province government officials and UWSA leaders signed an agreement on ...
“Operating largely through the Kings Roman Casino, the Zhao Wei TCO facilitates the storage and distribution of heroin, methamphetamine, and other narcotics for illicit networks,” officials said in the statement, claiming that Zhao is in league with the United Wa State Army, Myanmar's largest ethnic armed ...
... and formulate the principles toward a democratic federal union in the future. Several other groups which have not yet signed the NCA include the Kayinni National Progressive Party (KNPP), the Arakan National Council (ANC), the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
HONG KONG—There are few winners from the crisis in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, where thousands of ethnic Rohingyas have lost their lives in an ongoing military crackdown and hundreds of thousands more have been displaced. But one exception is China, whose diplomats have skillfully ...
KIO leaders pledged to stand with the “northern allies,” or Pangkham Allies — a group of seven ethnic armed militias that has formed a coalition led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), Myanmar's largest non-state army, which has emerged as a key player in Myanmar's peace process. They then formed ...
Only China has close connections with the ethnic armed groups in the north that have refused to sign the NCA, including the heavily armed and influential United Wa State Army (UWSA), and is thus the only viable foreign interlocutor in the peace process. All in all, China is increasingly seen as a “friend in ...
The PSLF/TNLA is a member of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), which is led by the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSA/UWSP). Also known as the Northern Alliance, the FPNCC has declared that it is willing to negotiate with the government, but will ...
NAYPYITAW — The chief of Myanmar's counter-narcotics police force has criticized the signing of an agreement between China's Yunnan Province and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to cooperate on drug eradication. Yunnan Province government officials and UWSA leaders signed an agreement on ...
It was later moved to the CPB's headquarters at Panghsang inside Myanmar—now also the headquarters of its successor, the United Wa State Army (UWSA). Among the items China sent to the CPB was a truckload of newly printed, detailed contour maps of Myanmar. The plan was to push down from the ...
In 2001, fighting erupted between the Shan State Army-South and the Tatmadaw, which was being supported by the United Wa State Army.
The FPNCC has coalesced around Myanmar's strongest insurgent faction, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), which has not let its own ...
United Wa State Army soldiers march during a media display in Wa territory in northeast Myanmar October 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya ...
... to our homes, because our villages are now derelict, or have been occupied by the Burma Army, their militia or the United Wa State Army.
... and location of the meeting remains to be determined, said U Nyi Rang in-charge of the internal affairs of the United Wa State Army (UWSA).
Government peace negotiators attempting to bring Myanmar's most powerful ethnic armed group, the United Wa State Army, in line with the ...
The third negotiating force is the powerful United Wa State Army, based near the Chinese border in Myanmar's Shan State. It has an estimated ...
... which included high-level military leaders, met separately with the leaders of the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSP/UWSA) ...
A delegation led by Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung held talks with leaders of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Wa Special ...
A government peace delegation will allegedly meet with the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) ...
... peace broker in Myanmar, maintains secret relationship with its rebel groups including United Wa State Army (UWSA), Kachin Independence ...
... ethnic groups on the Myanmar-China border – the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-Mongla).
The United Wa State Army battling the Myanmar government has the capacity to mobilise as many as 30,000 troops. In 2015 and 2016, a total ...
FPNCC consists of seven EAOs, namely the Sino-Myanmar border-based United Wa State Army (UWSA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army ...
... and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) formed in April and led by the United Wa State Army which reject the NCA approach to peace.
The homes of IDPs have been occupied by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), Tatmadaw and militia, according to the Shan State Refugee ...
... the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), which is led by the United Wa State Army, and has rejected the NCA.
... Federal Political Negotiation Consultative Committee (FPNCC), led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) urge for an alternative approach.
These three EAOs are allied with the militarily strong United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) under new ...
About a dozen other ethnic rebel groups, including the most powerful ones, the United Wa State Army and the Kachin Independence Army, ...


 

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