Joe Kumbun

N'Ban La, Chairman of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), signs a common agreement for a nationwide ceasefire during the Ethnic Armed Organizations Conference in Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, 2 November 2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
KIA soldiers. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
(L-R first row) Thu Wai, Chairman Democratic Party, Lt-general Tin Maung Win, Tin Myo Win Chairman of Peace Commission, KNU vice chairman Saw kawl Htoo win and Lower house parliament member Htun Htun Hain sign during the Union Accord signing during the closing ceremony of the second session of the 'Union Peace Conference - 21st century Panglong' in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 29 May 2017. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA
Armed soldiers from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Photo: AFP
Armed rebels belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ethnic group take a cigarette break as they move towards the frontline near Laiza in Kachin State. Photo: Hkun Lat/AFP
A general view of the Myitsone area on a bank of the Irrawaddy river at Irrawaddy Myitsone, near the Myitsone dam project, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA