Myanmar parliament calls for ceasefire with Kachin rebels




 
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Myanmar parliament calls for ceasefire with Kachin rebels
 
January 18th, 2013  
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Myanmar parliament calls for ceasefire with Kachin rebels
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament unanimously approved a motion on Friday calling for a ceasefire to end fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the military in the north which has raised doubts about reforms in the country. A Myanmar lawmaker said the lower house called for peace talks to end 18 months of fighting that has turned increasingly violent since December as the military has stepped up shelling and air attacks. ...

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