The move by the UWSA and NDAA adds optimism to a deal that could be forged this year.
A local court turns down their request to file a counter lawsuit against the monastic committee.
Their donation will assist in providing them with education and health care.
A government negotiator says it will be finalized early next month.
It gives an assurance to ethnic groups about the new system in talks to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement.
The farmers had earlier demonstrated against the seizure of their land.
They say Naypyidaw is forging ahead without addressing ethnic concerns.
The nearly five million signatures the petition received reflects 'the people's voice.'
Violence erupts over a marketplace argument.
Critics say one month is not enough time to canvas the country’s remote regions.
Talks over the weekend may be among the last with armed ethnic groups.
Shortcomings in the work of the ministers are cited for the changes.
But the Lower House speaker warns the system could factionalize ethnic groups.
She also warns of recent reversals to press freedoms and other political reforms.
MSF is invited back to the region after being expelled in February.
The ruling USDP pushes for a proportional representation plan despite opposition from NLD and ethnic parties.
She calls for ‘a frank and open exchange of views’ in her first trip to the nation.