The military wants them to adhere to the junta-backed document following a formal peace deal.
They say the military is spreading rumors to undermine the group’s support in China.
The hearing was held as six lawmakers joined the education reform debate in the upper house of parliament.
Refugees in China face growing hunger as food supplies run low, but say going home to Myanmar is too dangerous.
Talks proceed as authorities release 20 people arrested during March 10 protest against the law.
The drive has been largely unsuccessful, as former soldiers are unwilling to risk their lives, a middleman says.
A rights group says ‘hidden hands’ are behind recent communal violence in the country.
Disease is rife in refugee camps in China amid a widespread shortage of clean drinking water.
Unidentified attackers lob five grenades at a Kokang refugee camp on the Myanmar side.
The sorties restart one week after a bomb fell across the border in China, killing five.
Government peace negotiators and armed ethnic groups have agreed on five of the seven chapters of a nationwide cease-fire agreement.
Local sources say the fighting has been intense in recent days.
Relief volunteers decry thefts, warn of food shortages as Kokang conflict rages on
The journalists are the first to be imprisoned on the charge in more than a century.
Education reformers urge lawmakers to intervene to secure their release.
Aid vehicles are unable to access the remote area in Shan state’s Kokang region.
The two sides agree solving ongoing conflicts is key to the larger peace process.