The tentative deal, which comes as heavy fighting between the military and rebel groups continues to ravage a northern border area, sets out the framework for a countrywide ceasefire - a key target of the government as the nation heads towards crucial elections later this year. Negotiators shake hands on the draft text of the deal on March 30, 2015. Photo Hein Htet/Mizzima
U Moe Kyaw Than, 47, volunteer of Myanmar Red Cross who was wounded in rescue convoy attack on 17 February, lies on bed at Lashio General Hospital, Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. U Moe Kyaw Than reportedly died from his wounds on March 27. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Solar Impulse 2 aircraft inside its inflatable hanger at the Mandalay International Airport in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Supporters of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim hold up an umbrella with a placard reading: 'Undur Najib (Step down Najib)' during a 'Kita Lawan' (Fight Back) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7, 2015. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA 
Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks to media representatives as she leaves after Myanmar's Union Parliament regular assembly in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 26, 2015, the day before Armed Forces Day. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Students walk along the Adipadi road of Yangon University in Yangon, Myanmar, December 5, 2013. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
A total of 69 of students and supporters are taken back to prison after a hearing at Letpadan Township Court on March 25, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Garment workers at a clothing factory in Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy, Myanmar. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
A Buddhist monk is treated for severe burns by a medic in Monywa in December 2012 following a police crackdown on protesters. PHOTO: Hein Htet/Mizzima
A drug-resistant TB patient receives treatment at a clinic in Lashio, Shan state, Myanmar. Photo: C Eddy McCall/MSF