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Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army’ (14 found)

ႏိုင္ငံတကာျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေန႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနသည့္ တၿပိဳင္နက္တည္းတြင္ပင္ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး ေတြ႔ဆံုစကားေျပာေနသည့္ ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (KIA)၊ တအာင္း (ပေလာင္) အမ်ဳိးသားလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (TNLA)၊ ျမန္မာအမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမုိကေရစီမဟာမိတ္တပ္မေတာ္ (MNDAA)၊ ရွမ္းျပည္တပ္မေတာ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း (RCSS/SSA) စသည့္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္ ေရး အဖြဲ႔မ်ားအား အစိုးရမွ တိုက္ေလယာဥ္မ်ား သံုးကာ အျပင္းအထန္ ဆက္လက္ထိုးစစ္ဆင္မႈမ်ားရွိခဲ့ၿပီး လက္ရွိတြင္လည္း ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ား ဆက္လက္ျဖစ္ပြားလွ်က္ရွိသည္ […]

September 21, 2015  •  By Burmese Women's Union  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Clashes, More Talks, No Protection

clashes-Shan-KachinAs talks over the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) continue, with another meeting planned for later this month, the Burma Army continues to attack various ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Kachin, Palaung, Shan and Karen areas, casting doubt on the dominant narrative of optimism that surrounds the NCA. Meanwhile, as has always been the case, it is civilians and local communities who are bearing the brunt of the war, with their protection glaringly absent in the ceasefire discourse […]

August 31, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR Report: June Update – Mali Yang Offensive Continues

On Saturday, 11 July the Burma Army and Burma Air Force launched an offensive near Mali Yang Village in northern Kachin State […]

July 21, 2015  •  By Free Burma Ranger  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Confrontation or Political Dialogue: Consequences of the Kokang Crisis for Peace and Democracy in Myanmar

The renewed violence in the Kokang region of the northern Shan state in February 2015 has had serious repercussions for efforts to solve ethnic conflict in Burma/Myanmar and end the decades-old civil war. The fighting started when troops led by the veteran Kokang leader Pheung Kya-shin (Peng Jiasheng) resurfaced in the Kokang region and attacked government and army positions after an interval of nearly six years […]

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

Another Year Passes in the War Against the Kachin, the International Community Must Pressure the Burma Government

concern-IdpsOn 9 June 2015, the latest summit of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) concluded in Law Khee Lar, Karen State. On the very same day four years ago, Burma Army broke its 17-year-old ceasefire agreement with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and launched a relentless offensive in Kachin and northern Shan State. As EAOs, including the KIA, were reaffirming their unity, organizations around the world displayed solidarity with those suffering from this four year war, calling for conflict to end, and humanitarian aid to be delivered to over 120,000 displaced by this bloody and ruthless war […]

June 16, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Familiar Blocks on the Road to Peace

6-May-2015-IrrawaddyAs the ethnic armed groups’ summit in Panghsang, Shan State concluded on 6 May 2015, familiar obstacles still loom large in the peace process. Namely, the 2008 Constitution, continued attacks and human rights violations committed by the Burma Army, and a lack of trust. Various commentators and organizations, including Burma Partnership, sounded words of caution after the over excitement caused by the agreement in principle of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), and those words of caution are salient today as peace remains out of sight.

The summit in Panghsang, territory controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), brought together 12 major ethnic armed groups for talks that lasted six days. Groups that were present included those bearing the brunt of Burma Army offensives the past few weeks, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). In fact, as talks were being held, the Burma Army attacked Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions with airstrikes. It is not just the armed groups themselves who are bearing the brunt of attacks, but horrific human rights violations committed by the Burma Army on fleeing ethnic Kokang villagers, such as extrajudicial killings, including beheadings, are creating deep-seated fear among those who have been displaced by the conflict, but who are being pressured to return by Burma authorities […]

May 11, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Killing, Beheading and Disappearance of Villagers Instill Fear of Return Among Kokang Refugees

According to recent interviews by SHRF, Kokang refugees sheltering in China remain fearful of return, due to killing, beheading and disappearance of villagers caught returning home […]

May 11, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

World Press Freedom Day or World Press Restrictions Day?

(Photo from the book FORCED TO FLEE: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma. Read life stories and dreams of hundreds of refugee youth from Burma here)

Sunday 3 May, 2015 was World Press Freedom Day and the Burma Army embraced the sentiment of this day by issuing a gaging order on the media, aimed at stopping them from reporting on statements by the ethnic armed group, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) with which the Burma Army is at war with. Meanwhile, 12 journalists remain in prison, demonstrating why the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) designated Burma as the 9th most censored country in the world.

Five of the most high profile incarcerated media workers, four journalists and the chief executive officer of the Unity Journal, have been in prison since reporting on a secret chemical weapons factory of the Burma Army in January 2014. They are serving seven years with hard labor after being charged under the colonial-era State Secrets Act. International human rights group, Amnesty International, brought attention to this issue on World Press Freedom Day, encouraging supporters to post ‘#FreeUnityFive’ on the Burma Government’s Information Minister’s Facebook wall. It is not just the Unity five that are in prison. Seven more media workers spent World Press Freedom Day without their freedom, including five from the Bi-Midday Sun newspaper and two from the Myanmar Post Weekly […]

May 4, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤