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Posts Tagged ‘Military Engagement’ (63 found)

Burmese Government Troops Torch Ta’ang Village in Northern Shan State; Farmer Forced to Guide Troops Shot Dead in Battle

In mid-November, 2015, Burmese government soldiers burned down half of the houses in an ethnic Ta’ang village in Namtu township, northern Shan State, in punishment for allegedly supporting an ethnic armed group. A displaced farmer forced to guide the Burmese troops was shot dead in battle […]

December 22, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics?

Despite huge challenges, election day in Myanmar passed almost entirely peacefully. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy triumphed in polls that were regarded by domestic and international observers as remarkably free from irregularities […]

December 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Annual Federal Council Meeting Statement

The UNFC annual federal council meeting was successfully held from December 7 to 10, 2015. The departments submitted their annual activity reports, which were reviewed and adopted. Moreover, the election of new officials for the vacant positions was carried out by secret vote, and decisions relating to future work programs were taken […]

December 12, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hundreds Attend Ceremony to Honor Farmer Killed by Burmese Government Troops at Gold Mine in Eastern Shan State

Over 300 farmers from different areas of Shan State attended a ceremony yesterday to honor Loong Sarm, a farmer who was shot and killed two months ago by Burmese government troops guarding a gold mine in Mong Len, eastern Shan State […]

December 8, 2015  •  By Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revealed: How Southeast Asia’s Biggest Drug Lord Used Shell Companies to Become a Jade Kingpin

Southeast Asia’s most notorious narcotics trafficker has become one of the most powerful figures in the country’s corrupt, abusive jade business, a new Global Witness report reveals today […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Community Must Break its Silence on Naypyidaw’s War Crimes in Central Shan State

Shan community organizations are today holding a press conference in Bangkok to urge the international community to break its silence on the war crimes being committed by Burmese government troops in central Shan State […]

November 26, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  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 ➤

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 ➤