27 Feb '12, 4am

Myanmar inks peace pact with Mon rebels: State media: YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar has signed a preliminary peace agre...

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar has signed a preliminary peace agreement with separatists in south-east Mon State, official media reported on Monday, the latest in a series of deals with ethnic minority guerrillas. A delegation led by Railways Minister Aung Min and representative of the New Mon State Party agreed to observe a ceasefire, begin political dialogue and work together on education and healthcare, the New Light of Myanmar said. The authorities also pledged to free 'comrades' of the party who are in prison, while both sides agreed to avoid forced labour, it added. The party's armed wing, the Mon National Liberation Army, is one of Myanmar's smaller armed ethnic minority groups. It is believed to have about 1,000 troops based in the hills of south-east Myanmar. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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