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Yun Sun: Aung San Suu Kyi's passivity threatens Myanmar peace efforts

Fighting between the military and armed ethnic groups heats up as talks stall

Kachin Independence Army soldiers run at a KIA training center near Laiza in Myanmar's Kachin State. (Photo by Steve Tickner)

If things happen as planned, Myanmar will hold the second 21st Century Panglong Conference in March. Also known as the Union Peace Conference, it is modeled on the 1947 meeting between ethnic leaders and independence hero Gen. Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, to discuss the formation of an independent Burma.

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