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MNHRC at the Crossroads; “Alibi” of the Government or Ally of the People?
Naing Lin 11 hours ago

Last week, a fact-finding mission comprised of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) and Burma Partnership released a statement on the impact and effectiven… Read More

Sounds of War Taint the Cheers of Election Success
Naing Lin 1 week ago

With the National League for Democracy (NLD) cementing its place as the incoming government by achieving a supermajority in Parliament, the ongoing armed conflict in northern Burma… Read More

Overcoming all Obstacles, the NLD Surges to a Decisive Victory
Naing Lin 2 weeks ago

It is clear that the National League for Democracy (NLD) will be the next ruling party of Burma, as the Union Election Commission (UEC) continues to release periodic updates on the… Read More

The Failure of the Union Election Commission - 2015 Elections Edition
Rin Fujimatsu 3 weeks ago

On 4 November, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a briefing on the fundamental flaws of Burma’s 2015 elections. Among numerous shortcomings, the statement highlighted the unapologe… Read More

Election Cancellations Creates Further Doubt Over the Transparency and Credibility of Burma’s 2015 Elections
Naing Lin 3 weeks ago

On 27 October 2015, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced that elections would be cancelled in four townships in Shan State as a result of the newly intensified fighting be… Read More


The Humanitarian Crisis Update and Key Messages for Kachin State and Northern Shan State

The Joint Strategy Team (JST) for Humanitarian Response in Kachin and Northern Shan State would like to raise its deepest concern over the recent increases of clashes and military actions near the Central Shan State and Moenyin in Kachin State which have created new displacements over 10,000 civilian population. JST would like to request your urgent action and support for the safety and protection of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as ensuring unhindered and continuing humanitarian access and assistance for the IDPs […]

November 20, 2015  •  By Joint Strategy Team  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ADN Statement on Myanmar’s National Election of November 8, 2015

The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the people of Myanmar for their enthusiastic and peaceful participation in the historic national elections that took place on November 8, 2015. This general election was the first multi-party elections in 25 years since the 1990 general elections. With the suggested voter turnout at 80%, it is highly commendable that the people of Myanmar have exercised their civic duty as voters […]

November 19, 2015  •  By Asia Democracy Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNSC Burma Meeting : Action Needed on Shan and Kachin Conflict

Burma Campaign UK is calling on members of the United Nations Security Council to take up the issue of increased Burmese Army military offensives in Shan State and Kachin State when they discuss the situation in Burma this morning […]

November 18, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Shelling and Aerial Bombing of 6,000 Civilians in Mong Nawng Town are War Crimes

The Shan Human Rights Foundation strongly condemns the Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of Mong Nawng town in central Shan State between November 9 and 12, 2015. The firing of shells and bombs directly into the centre of this densely populated town of 6,000 people, damaging houses and causing civilian injury, meets the definition […]

November 20, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysia: Rohingya Refugees Hope for Little and Receive Less

RohingyaIt’s been six months since as many as 1,000 Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar died in the Andaman Sea. And still, neighboring nations remain resistant to recognizing the Rohingya people’s rights as refugees. Even after neighboring governments met earlier this year and agreed to protect the Rohingya at sea, no nation has taken a leadership role in permitting them to disembark from boats safely and legally. The absence of a regional plan leaves the Rohingya vulnerable to the challenges of a perilous sea voyage, and further strands those Rohingya who have lived in Malaysia and other regional nations for up to three generations without legal rights or protection. Without a doubt, Myanmar is creating this crisis […]

November 17, 2015  •  By Refugees International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤