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NLD’s Trip into the Murky World of the Drugs Trade
Ray 7 days ago

As the new Parliament sits for the first time in Naypyidaw, the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) choice of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) member, T Khun Myat, a… Read More

NLD Face Major Challenges as Lack of Rule of Law Perpetuates Impunity
Rin Fujimatsu 2 weeks ago

Just months before the end of the President Thein Sein Government, a series of events and issues publicized over the past week demonstrate the pressing need for reforms to establis… Read More

Time for a Fresh Start for Genuine Peace
Rin Fujimatsu 3 weeks ago

Between 12-16 January, 2015, the ‘Union Peace Conference’ was held with over 700 representatives of the Burma Government, signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), M… Read More

Burma Army Moves to Tighten Grip on Power
Ray 4 weeks ago

While people were still in a buoyant mood over the November 2015 elections results, wrapping up last year’s work and preparing for 2016, the Burma Army and the Government had a cle… Read More

Burma Embarks on a New Chapter as Hope and Suffering Define 2015
Rin Fujimatsu 2 months ago

The highlight of 2015 was undoubtedly the historic general elections, which saw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party triumph emphatically at the polls o… Read More


Statement No.(1/2016) Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Press Statement Regarding Squatter

1. Myanmar National Human Rights Commission learnt from the media reports that during the month of January 2016 long-term squatters in Yuzana Garden City and Mingalardon Pyin Ma Pin Industrial Zone in Yangon Region and Nyaung Ni village in Mandalay Region were forcibly evicted and that were even clashes between the two parties […]

February 3, 2016  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the International Karen Organisation on the 67th Karen Revolution Day

On this the 67th Karen Revolution Day we recognise and honour the sacrifice of those who have given their lives, blood, possessions and liberty in the cause of the political and military struggle for the liberation and right to self-determination of the Karen people since 31 January 1949 […]

January 31, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: New Parliament must Prioritize the Repeal or Amendment of Repressive

Paris, Bangkok, 29 January 2016: Burma’s new Parliament must urgently prioritize the repeal or amendment of numerous domestic laws that are inconsistent with international human rights standards, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

January 29, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Scrap or Amend new Law that could Grant Immunity to Former Presidents

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Bulletin: A month-in-review of events in Burma

From 12-16 January, Naypyidaw hosted around 700 UPC participants to discuss political, social, economic, and security issues in accord with the ‘Nationwide’ Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).[1] Seats were reserved for 150 representatives from the Tatmadaw, 150 from NCA-signatory ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), 150 from political parties, 75 from the government, 75 from parliament, 50 from non-signatory EAOs, and 50 special guests […]

February 8, 2016  •  By Alternative Asean Network on Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sticks and Stones: Hate Speech Narratives and Facilitators in Myanmar

Sticks and StonesConditions for Muslims have steadily declined in Myanmar, with the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine State facing the gravest threat. In 2012, the country was rocked by the worst sectarian violence in over 50 years, resulting in over 200 killed and 140,000 displaced, most of them being the Rohingya […]

February 5, 2016  •  By C4ADS  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤