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Michaungkan Protesters Light Candles in Front of Rangoon City Hall
Aung Thiha 6 days ago

Villagers from the eastern Rangoon suburb of Michaungkan staged a peaceful candlelit vigil outside Rangoon City Hall on December 12, in protest of the government’s controversial la… Read More

Hundereds Protest against Planned Power Plant in Mon State
Aung Thiha 6 days ago

More than 500 locals at Aunden Village in Mon State protested against a proposed coal-fired power plant project on Sunday. Villagers shouted slogans, such as “No Aunden coal pla… Read More

Two Injured as Latpadaung Protestors Clash with Police
Aung Thiha 6 days ago

A confrontation between protestors and police left two villagers injured near the Latpadaung copper mine project in Sagaing Division on Saturday. One villager was injured by rub… Read More

Locals Protest Hakha Main Road Widening
Aung Thiha 3 weeks ago

Local people of Hakha town are protesting the widening of Bochauk Road in capital Hakha, Chin state. The road laying would have started in the first week of this month. Over 42 loc… Read More

Govt Neglecting Student Demands, Mandalay Protestors Say
Aung Thiha 3 weeks ago

MANDALAY — Student activists here said authorities are neglecting the desires of students and teachers despite a sustained campaign of public protests against the controversial Nat… Read More


Statement on Government Policy on Return and Resettlement of Exiled Activists and Political Forces

After the 2010 elections and during the early days of the reform process, President U Thein Sein’s Government invited Burma/Myanmar diaspora communities, including exiled activists and political forces from different parts of the world who left the country for various reasons, to return to their motherland […]

December 18, 2014 | By Burma Partnership and Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Equality Myanmar | Tags: , , , , , , , | Read more >>

ရန္ကုုန္တကၠသိုုလ္၊ ဆရာ၊ ဆရာမမ်ား အသင္း၏ အမ်ိဳးသား ပညာေရး ဥပေဒႏွင့္ အနာဂတ္ အမ်ိဳးသားပညာေရး ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ မ်ားအေပၚ ထားရွိသည့္ သေဘာထား ခံယူခ်က္

၁။ အမ်ိဳးသား ပညာေရးဥပေဒ ျပ႒ာန္း အတည္ျပဳျခင္းအား ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ တကၠသိုုလ္ ဆရာ၊ ဆရာမမ်ားက ကန္႔ကြက္ ဆႏၵျပျခင္း မ်ားအေပၚ ရန္ကုုန္တကၠသိုုလ္၊ ဆရာ၊ ဆရာမမ်ားအသင္းမွ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳသည္။ […]

December 10, 2014 | By Yangon University Teachers' Association | Tags: , | Read more >>

As 2014 Comes to an End, Students Hold Key to New Chapter in Burma Politics

Photo By ABFSUAs we count down the remaining days of 2014, Burma Partnership takes a look back at what 2014 has offered. It has been nearly four years since President Thein Sein’s administration took office, and now is the time to digest all the developments during his presidency, to assess what the so-called reform process has really meant for the people of Burma thus far. And now is the time to properly examine this new political landscape and to determine who is who.

By the time the reforms were announced, everything was already set in motion to ensure that the reform process was controlled and manipulated by members of the old military regime. Looking at the notorious 2008 Constitution, the institutionalized prescription of 25 per cent of the seats in Parliament for military representatives, the dominance of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the excessive power of the Burma Army and the National Defense and Security Council, and the growing investment of the State and affiliated business cronies in the media sector, it is not hard to conclude that a new system of repressive governance has been installed – by the same people who were once considered one of the most brutal and authoritarian regimes in the world.

However, it is important to remain hopeful. Although the new political landscape has contributed to the sophistication of old problems and the development of new problems, it has also offered Burma people new opportunities. One of the most inspiring aspects of the political developments in 2014 has been the reinstatement of the role of student unions in the country’s political affairs. Burma’s students were always at the center of major democracy movements throughout history – most notably in 1988 – and have now made a comeback. […]

December 17, 2014 | By Burma Partnership | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Read more >>