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Karen Refugees to be Forcibly Repatriated to Burma

Thai authorities have announced that they will begin repatriating up to 3,000 ethnic Karen refugees to a land-mined war zone, on 5 February. These refugees from Burma’s Karen State fled the SPDC’s offensive in June, and are currently staying in temporary camps in Tha Song Yang, Tak Province, Thailand. The Thai authorities claim that these […]

February 3, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Movement to Stop the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam

In the last couple of weeks, protests against the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy river in northern Kachin state – Burma’s largest river and most important commercial waterway – have been gaining momentum. On 18 January, the Myitkyina Zonal Kachin Baptist Church, with 59 sub-divisional churches and 100,000 followers, held a 24-hour prayer service […]

January 29, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resilience and Resistance Despite Junta’s Repression

We have just learned that the health condition of a young female political prisoner is rapidly worsening to the point of being life threatening. Ni Mo Hlaing was sentenced to 5 years in Thayet Prison in 2009 for assisting the Cyclone Nargis survivors, has become seriously ill since October 2009 with gastritis, meningitis, and gout. […]

January 22, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta’s Stalling Shows True Intent

Last week we reported how the military regime is progressing with its preparations for the planned elections. This week we look at the efforts of democratic and ethnic opposition groups to organize among themselves.

January 15, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Than Shwe Announces Elections as Planned

We hope that the New Year finds you well and prepared for the busy year we have ahead of us!

Only days into the New Year, on the 62nd anniversary of Burma’s Independence Day on January 4th, Senior General Than Shwe confirmed the military regime’s plan to hold elections this year, warning the people to make “correct choices”.

January 8, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Happy New Year from Burma Partnership

Now the year 2010 is upon us. With all the challenges we anticipate during the junta’s impending elections, there has never been a greater need for coordination amongst us, the international movement for democracy, peace and human rights in Burma. Learning from our experience of working together in 2009, we are confident and prepared to face these challenges drawing strength from our commitment, our diversity, and the power of our collective efforts.

January 1, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤