Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says peace process will be government’s priority

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday the country’s peace process will be the first priority of her new government that will take power later this year, following a landslide victory in a November election. The country has struggled for decades to reach lasting peace agreements with a multitude of ethnic minority guerrilla groups […]

Wary of Official Census, Myanmar’s Ethnic Minorities Count Their Own

YANGON — Before the Myanmar government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Myanmarn people in the country. Ethnic Shan and ethnic Mon organizations, representing two […]