• 12 June 2014
    npaDisplacement Solutions, group commissioned by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), publishes report ‘Do No Harm’ on land rights and mine action in Burma. It says Myanmar Mine Action Center (MMAC) is about to be formed under the Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC). The report warms  if managed poorly or carried out purely on a technical basis without taking land rights questions into account, de-mining can re-ignite or create new land conflicts. It set forth two key sets of proposals for generating land rights-sensitive mine action. (Statement)

SSA South to join third ethnic summit

SSA South to join third ethnic summit

The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS) will be represented by a delegation headed by Lt-Col Sai Ngeun, chief aide to Lt-Gen Yawd Serk, the leader of the SSA-South, as the RCSS/SSA is commo...

Resume fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army-North affects six villages

Resume fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army-North affects six villages

CHIANG MAI. Resumed fighting from July 20 till July 21, 2014 between Burma Army Battalion 248 and Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) Brigade 72 in Kehsi township, southern Shan State, has displaced people from six v...

NCCT to meet and finalize presentation for Laiza summit

NCCT to meet and finalize presentation for Laiza summit

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), set up by 16 armed movements in November, is due to meet today in Chiang Mai to finalize its review to the Third Ethnic Armed Org...

Peace Process: Both sides ready to make “further compromise”

Peace Process: Both sides ready to make “further compromise”

Despite statements from the government-established Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) and the armed resistance movements’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) that there won’t...

The Peace Process: Knowing the rules

The Peace Process: Knowing the rules

In one of the Dirty Harry movie series, Clint Eastwood who plays him, tells Liam Neeson: “You want to play the game, love, you better know the rules.”

I learned a lot yesterday ...

Over 100 villagers flee Burma Army abuses amid mounting tension in central Shan State

Over 100 villagers flee Burma Army abuses amid mounting tension in central Shan State

CHIANG MAI. Over one hundred villagers fled to Wan Wap Temple, Kehsi Township on July 6, 2014, due to mounting tension between the Burma Army and Shan State Progress Party / Shan S...

Shan youth to climb mountain to oppose drugs

Shan youth to climb mountain to oppose drugs

CHIANG MAI. Over 200 Shan youth will climb up Loi Khur mountain in Hsipaw township northern Shan State, on July 7, 2014, to persuade youth to be involved insocial activities and en...

 

A tale for our times

A parable about two mythical kingdoms offers lessons in how to create a cycle of non-violence

To many of us, today’s world must seem one in which violence is the first resort used to register a protest, settle disputes or particularly, to wage a war...

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Burmese government must stop new military operation against ceasefire army in northern Shan State

Statement by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

July 10, 2014

Burmese government must stop new military operation against ceasefire army in northern Shan State

Since June 2014, the Burma Army has deployed nearly 2,000 troops from over 10 battalions in an ...

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Show Time: Evaluating Burma’s 15 year master plan to eradicate opium

Show Time: Evaluating Burma’s 15 year master plan to eradicate opium

Afterword: The show must go on

It was Chao Tzang Yawnghwe (1939-2004), Shan’s most famous and respected scholar-resistance leader, who coined the word “Hollywoodization”: depiction of the War on Drugs as a dual between police and gangsters, in B...

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)
  • BOMB BLASTS SHAKE BURMA!
  • MILITARY CHIEF IN CHINA BEFORE LAIZA SUMMIT!
  • CORRECT NUMBER OF SLAVES IN BURMA, 60 MILLION!
  • MP CALLS ON BA, SSA TO STOP FIGHTING!
  • HOMAGE TO SEIN WIN!
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Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI-May 6. Hundreds of Burmese migrant workers marked May Day in Chiang Mai on May 1, 2014, celebrated worldwide to honor workers. Labor organizations, including the Migrant Workers Federation (MWF), Worker Solidarity Association (WSA), and Mi...

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Time to re-examine the ceasefire agreements

Time to re-examine the ceasefire agreements

Two days from now the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), formed by 16 armed organizations on 2 November 2013 in Laiza, is going to meet again to “re-review” its latest review on the second NCA (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) draft th...

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