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Posts Tagged ‘Military’ (14 found)

လားရွဴိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံမ်ားအား သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့ တပ္မေတာ္၏အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်သည့္ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၂၅ ရက္ေန႕ ဇြန္လ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ လားရႈိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံရြာသား ၇ ဦး အား ရက္စက္စြာ ဖမ္းဆီးသတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္၏ အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ပေလာင္ျပည္နယ္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္ဦး P.S.L.F /T.N.L.A မွ အျပင္းအထန္ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်လိုက္ပါသည္ […]

July 3, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for a Fresh Start for Genuine Peace

military Irrawaddy 19 jan 2016Between 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), Members of Parliament, political parties and other invitees in Naypyidaw […]

January 20, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Top Priority Must Be Constitutional Reform for All

may-17-JPaing-the-IrrawaddyThe NLD and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society have been campaigning actively and vociferously for various amendments to the military-drafted 2008 Constitution. Over the weekend, thousands of supporters came out in support of mass rallies for constitutional reform held in Rangoon and Mandalay on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. It is the first time that the two pro-democracy parties have co-hosted an event […]

May 20, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Government must Suspend All Dam Plans on the Salween River

The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) urges the Burmese government and companies from neighbouring countries to immediately suspend their plans to build hydropower dams on the Salween and other rivers in Burma. KCSN has learned that there are at least two large dams planned on the Salween in Karenni State […]

March 14, 2014  •  By Karenni Civil Society Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN: Request for Burmese Peacekeepers Misguided

(New York) – A United Nations offer to the Burmese armed forces to consider sending troops to UN peacekeeping missions could lead to abuses and undermine peacekeeping standards, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The secretary-general’s special advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, extended the invitation to the Burmese defense services commander in chief, Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, during a recent visit to Burma […]

March 13, 2014  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations Express Concern and Reservation Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Today, October 17, 2013, 133 civil society organizations, representing 15 of Burma’s ethnic nationalities, submitted a joint letter to President Barack Obama of the United States, Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott of the Commonwealth of Australia expressing great concern and reservation regarding their military engagement with the Burmese military. Along with details of human rights atrocities and ongoing conflict the Burmese military continues to perpetrate, the joint letter pens explicit preconditions that must be met prior to any military engagement and states the criteria for military engagement should it move forward […]

October 17, 2013  •  By 133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Joint Letter from Ethnic Nationalities Civil Society Organizations Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Dear President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, and Prime Minister Abbott,

We, the undersigned 133 ethnic nationalities civil society organizations, are writing to express our concerns and reservations about your countries’ military engagement with the Burmese military.

We appreciate the concern the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have shown over the years for the human rights violations the Burmese military has committed against us, as well as your support for our pursuit of genuine democracy and national reconciliation. While your intentions may be genuine, we are deeply concerned that your current approach to military-to-military relations will neither prove beneficial to our mutual goals of ending the Burmese military’s perpetration of human rights violations against us, nor bring us closer to national reconciliation […]

October 17, 2013  •  By 133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Kaladan Project in India and Burma: Transparency and Local Benefits Essential, Say Activists

A new report by the Kaladan Movement raises community concerns about the lack of government transparency surrounding the implementation of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. The $214 million Kaladan Project – estimated to be fully operational in 2015 – will see the construction of a combined inland waterway and highway transportation system connecting Mizoram State in Northeast India with a Bay of Bengal deepsea port at Site-tway, Arakan State in western Burma […]

June 13, 2013  •  By The Kaladan Movement  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

One Cannot Step into the Same River Twice: Making the Kaladan Project People-Centred

Inside_Kaladan Movement Briefer_EnglishA new report from the Kaladan Movement titled One cannot step into the same river twice: making the Kaladan Project people-centred provides an update on the progress of the Kaladan Project, and assesses the potential Project-related benefits and negative impacts for people living in the project area […]

June 11, 2013  •  By The Kaladan Movement  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Military Ties With Libya, Somalia and Burma Must Have Human Rights Safeguards

Amnesty international has warned that any new military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.

The UK’s “International Defence Engagement Strategy”, announced today by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, outlines a 20-year non-combat strategy with first examples to include “establishing a Defence Attaché and Defence Section in the British Embassy in Burma” […]

February 7, 2013  •  By Amnesty International UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤