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No point to recognize an election which serves the dictator

People in Hong Kong and Burma have been demanding democracy since 1988. Two decades have passed, and we are still denied the right to change the regime through our votes. In Hong Kong, the government is currently conducting a public consultation for election methods to choose the chief executive and Legislative Council with the proposal […]

February 5, 2010  •  By Hong Kong Coalition for a Free Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

3,000 Ethnic Karen Refugees At Risk Of Deportation From Thailand To Burma

The Burma Campaign UK today called on the government of Thailand not to go ahead with forcing around 3,000 ethnic Karen refugees back to Burma. The refugees fled into Thailand in June 2009 following a military offensive by the Burmese Army and their allies, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), in Karen State, Eastern Burma. […]

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

Nyi Nyi Aung’s Verdict Postponed and Family Denied Visit

Burmese American citizenship holder Ko Nyi Nyi Aung@ Kyaw Zaw Lwin has had a family visit banned by authorities.

When his family went to see him on 18 January 2010, jailor Kyaw Min Tun said they were not allowed to see him at that time, but they would be able to see him on 27 January. 27 January is also the day that Ko Nyi Nyi Aung will have his sentence read out in the court.

January 27, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Palaung Women’s Organization launches report on surging opium cultivation in Burma

The Palaung Women’s Organization cordially invites you to the launching of our new report, Poisoned Hills: Surging Opium Cultivation under Government Control in Burma, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok, January 26, 2010 at 10:30 am. Please join us as we discuss the pressing issue of opium cultivation in Burma’s northern […]

January 25, 2010  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

နအဖစစ္အစိုးရ က်င္းပေပးမည္ဆုိသည္႔ ၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြသည္ မက်င္းပမီကပင္ လြပ္လပ္မႈ၊ တရားမွ်တမႈမရွိေၾကာင္းကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေရွ႕ေနမ်ားေကာင္စီမွ သုံးသပ္ထုပ္ျပန္ခ်က္

နအဖစစ္အစိုးရ က်င္းပေပးမည္ဆုိသည္႔ ၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြသည္ မက်င္းပမီကပင္ လြပ္လပ္မႈ၊ တရားမွ်တမႈမရွိေၾကာင္းကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေရွ႕ေနမ်ားေကာင္စီမွ သုံးသပ္ထုပ္ျပန္ခ်က္ စာတမ္းတေစာင္ ထုပ္ျပန္လုိက္ပါသည္။ ထုိထုပ္ျပန္ခ်က္တြင္ အမ်ိဳးသားညီလာခံ၊ ဖဲြ႔စည္းအုပ္ခ်ဴပ္ပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒ (မူၾကမ္း) ႏွင့္ လူထုဆႏၵခံယူပဲြတုိ႔အေပၚ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားေကာင္စီ၏ အျမင္သေဘားထား၊ ၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲႏွင့္ဆက္လ်ဥ္း၍ နအဖစစ္အစိုးရ၏ သေဘာထား၊ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြဥပေဒႏွင္း စပ္လ်ဥ္း ၍ နအဖ ဝန္ၾကီးခ်ဳပ္၏ ေျပာၾကားခ်က္၊ လြပ္လပ္၍ တရားမွ်တေသာ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြ တရပ္ က်င္းပႏိုင္ရန္ လုိအပ္သည္႔ ဥပေဒအေျခခံလုပ္ထုံးလုပ္နည္းမ်ား၊ နအဖ စစ္အစိုးရႏွင့္ လက္ေအာက္ခံ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ လႈပ္ရွားေဆာင္ရြက္ေနမႈမ်ား အစရွိသည့္အခ်က္မ်ား ႏွင့္ သုံးသက္ခ်က္မ်ား ကိုေဖာ္ျပထားပါသည္။ […]

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

Statement on the 47th Anniversary of Palaung National Revolution Day

# Today is an important day for the Palaung Nation because it marks 47 years of resistance against the dictatorship of the State Peace and Development Council.
# We appreciate and respect all those Palaung civilians, leaders, and comrades who have given their lives and blood for our struggle during the last 47 years.[…]

January 12, 2010  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Collective Statement on 2010 Elections Calling for Genuine Political Reconciliation Before Elections in Burma

We, the united voice of people, communities, and organizations from Burma and around the globe, strongly reaffirm the necessity for genuine political reconciliation before the 2010 elections and call on the international community to take immediate action to ensure viable democratic change occurs in Burma. The people of Burma are entitled to have a genuine […]

December 10, 2009  •  Read more ➤

New Report Highlights Impacts of Military-led Development Strategies in Burma and Urges Reevaluation of Community-based Natural Resource Management

A group of organizations concerned about the ongoing rapid destruction of Burma’s natural environment has published a new report which challenges the direction Burma is taking with regard to national development and argues that alternative resource management systems should be considered.

November 5, 2009  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil society groups from Burma and Asia issue open letter on eve of U.S. fact-finding mission to Burma; Call for critical engagement with junta

Civil society groups from Burma and Asia have issued an open letter to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell on the eve of his “fact-finding” trip to Burma, urging the U.S. to remain firm in its efforts to support genuine democratization and national reconciliation in the country.

November 2, 2009  •  Read more ➤