Villagers shouted slogans, such as “No Aunden coal plant”, “Dismiss the Aunden coal power plant!”, “We don’t want Toyo-Thai Company!”, and “We don’t want coal plant in our area!” while marching through the town of Ye. […]December 14, 2014 | Tags: Democratic Voice of Burma, Japan, Ministry of Electric Power, Mon State, Peaceful Protest, Protest, Thai | Read more >>
One villager was injured by rubber bullets while another was injured by a slingshot after protests broke out on Laikkhun Hill. Police were attempting to fence-off the land when they were confronted by locals who have refused compensation as part of government land seizures. […]December 14, 2014 | Tags: Burma Government, China, Democratic Voice of Burma, Land Confiscation, Letpadaung Copper Mine, Protest | Read more >>
Four hundred students held a march through Rangoon on Friday, begining at the central railway station and culminating in a sit-in demonstration outside the town hall. The protest continued until evening and coincided with US President Obama’s visit to the former capital.
The protest was staged in opposition to the National Education Law, signed into effect by President Thein Sein on 30 September. […]November 14, 2014 | Tags: All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Committee for Democratic Education Movement, National Education Bill, Peaceful Assembly, President Thein Sein, Protest, students | Read more >>
The Myanmar authorities must ensure a comprehensive, independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, who was reportedly killed while in the custody of the Myanmar Army in Mon State, Eastern Myanmar, earlier this month. Failure to adequately ? and transparently ? investigate such serious allegations and hold perpetrators to account would further entrench impunity in the country, and have a chilling effect on other journalists […]October 30, 2014 | By Amnesty International | Tags: Amnesty International, Burma Army, Extrajudicial Killing, Human Rights Violations, Journalists, Klohtoobaw Karen Organization, Ko Par Gyi aka Aung Kyaw Naing, Peaceful Assembly, Protest, Torture, United Nations | Read more >>
MANDALAY — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and laypeople marched through downtown Mandalay on Thursday afternoon to demand that the government take action on a set of highly controversial and currently stagnant interfaith bills.
Organized by the upper Burma chapter of the Association for the Protection of Race and Religion, locally referred to as the Ma Ba Tha, the rally was joined by sympathizers from several nearby townships including Sagaing, Myingyun and Mandalay’s immediate surrounds […]October 30, 2014 | Tags: Association for the Protection of Race and Religion, Buddhism, Burma Government, Interfaith Bills, Ma Ba Tha, Mandalay, Monks, Protest, The Irrawaddy, U Wirathu | Read more >>
“My husband died from drug addiction and it left me scared, angry and inconsolable,” said one protestor. “I get very upset seeing young people whose lives are dictated by their drug habit – it brings tears to my eyes […]October 29, 2014 | Tags: Burma Government, Democratic Voice of Burma, Drugs, National League for Democracy, Peaceful Assembly, President Thein Sein, Protest, Sagaing Region | Read more >>
Around 30 Burmese nationals, most of them are Arakanese , staged a demonstration in front of Thai Consulate in New York on Friday demanding justice to two Arakanese migrant workers, who were detained in Thailand in a murder case there, said Ko Khaing Ba Khine, one of the organizers of the event in America.
The demonstrators, who assembled in front of the Consulate General of Thailand for two hours beginning on 2 pm, urged the Thai government in Bangkok to scrutinize the case fairly, where the two Arakanese youths have been accused of murdering two British citizens namely David Miller (25 years old) and Hannah Witheridge (23) […]October 20, 2014 | Tags: Arakan National Party, Arakan/Rakhine, Justice, Migrant Workers, Murder, Narinjara News, Naypyidaw, Protest, Royal Thai Government, United Kingdom, United States | Read more >>
Protestors from Michaungkan began a hunger strike at Maha Bandula Park on Wednesday calling for the release of Sein Than, a community leader from the eastern Rangoon village who was arrested and jailed for staging an unauthorised protest in July.
The protestors have occupied the site in central Rangoon for seven months, demanding the return of seized lands […]October 10, 2014 | Tags: Arrest, Burma Government, Democratic Voice of Burma, Land Confiscation, Michaungkan, President Thein Sein, Protest | Read more >>
RANGOON — A smattering of Burmese activists held two days of protests against the arrest of a pair of Burmese migrants accused of murdering two tourists on southern Thailand’s Koh Tao island last month, as Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrived in Rangoon on Friday for the second day of his first overseas trip since taking the helm of the military-ruled country.
A group of about 20 Burmese led by the Movement for Democracy Current Force held a protest and prayer vigil at downtown Rangoon’s Sule Pagoda on Thursday evening, holding placards that urged the former general turned prime minister “to let the accused two Burmese receive the benefit of the doubt.” […]October 10, 2014 | Tags: Arakan/Rakhine, Justice, Migrant Workers, Min Aung Hlaing, Movement for Democracy Current Forces, Nay Myo Zin, President Thein Sein, Protest, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, UK | Read more >>
As Saturday dawned, dozens of protestors from the Rangoon suburb of Michaungkan, who have been conducting a vigil outside Maha Bandula Park in the city centre to protest land grabs, were still occupying the public street despite a 3 October deadline ordered by local police to dismantle their camp and leave.
As Friday’s deadline struck, police did not appear at the protest site where many feared that force might once again be used to disperse the villagers […]October 4, 2014 | Tags: Burma Army, Burma Government, Land Confiscation, Michaungkan, Protest | Read more >>