Kachin rebels

Deputy commander-in-chief of the Kachin Independence Army, Major General Guam Maw (centre left), shakes hands with a senior Myanmar military official (right) as they meet for talks in Myitkyina, in Kachin state capital on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Myanmar, Kachin rebels agree tentative peace pact

Myanmar on Thursday reached a tentative peace deal with ethnic minority Kachin rebels aimed at ending the country’s last major active civil war, which has displaced tens of thousands of people.