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    An emergency meeting of the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), the leading organ of the 8 signatory EAOs, was therefore held to assess and decide how to handle the situation.
    Since the last Shan Drug Watch annual report was published in June 2012, I have written only a few articles on the drug situation in Shan State. One obvious reason…
    On the surface, it was going to be just another birthday party. What drew (and did not draw) people to attend the event was HarnYawnghwe, the EBO’s executive director, who…
    The NCA signatories’ meeting to prepare for the upcoming Union Peace Conference (UPC#4), according to the NCA, or the Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong (UPC21CP) #3, according to the government,…
    This time, my main purpose was to take part in the Sino-Myanmar Scholars Informal Meeting, which was on 27 November. This is the second such meeting that I have the…
    The meeting is the first since 9-10 October 2017 which was held in preparation for the ceremony to be held in Naypyitaw on 15 October 2017 in commemoration of the…
    I have already reported on the first part: Historical background. Part Two: Guardians of the Shan Plateau talks about the Saohpas (“Lords of the Sky), the rulers of the Shan…
    However, this time, I had gone there while I was still under the influence of fever accompanied by persistent coughs. Which prevented me from seeking as much knowledge and as…
    This is the second book written by Sao Sanda (a scion of the Yawnghwe Princely House) in 9 years. The first one is The Moon Princess: Memories of the Shan…
    My trip this time had two purposes: I haven’t been there for over 3 months now and I need to update myself with what’s happening there On 25 August, a…
    On 4-7 September, Col Htoo Htoo Lay, Advisor to the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), the 8 person leading body of the 8 EAOs that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement…
    Last week, there was a discussion on whether the Union constitution adopted in 2008—by questionable means―should be amended or rewritten.
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