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Land Confiscations and Collective Action in Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone Area: Implications for Rural Democratization

colloquiumcoverThe recent political and economic liberalization in Burma/Myanmar, while indicative of some positive steps toward democratisation, has increased foreign and domestic investments and geared the economy toward industrialisation and large-scale agriculture. Land governance procedures and implementation tend to favour the more powerful and well-connected, with little protection mechanism for the majority smallholding farmers in the country.

February 4, 2016  •  By International Institute of Social Studies  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) Report for the period April 2013- March 2014 Oil, Gas and Mining Sectors

MEITIThe purpose of this Report is to reconcile the data provided by companies operating in the extractive sector (hereafter referred to as “Companies”) with the data provided by relevant Government Ministries and Bodies (hereinafter referred to as “Government Bodies”) […]

January 31, 2016  •  By Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Meaning of Land in Myanmar

TNI“Land is like our vein; it is vital for our living. After our land was confiscated, we don’t know what to do for our livelihood,” says a farmer from Kachin State in Myanmar […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government Troops Attack Ta’ang Village in Lashio, Killing two Villagers, one Mentally Disabled

On January 4, 2016, Burma’s Independence Day — celebrated with military parades in Naypyidaw and Yangon — government troops attacked a Ta’ang village in Lashio township, northern Shan State, killing two villagers, including one who was mentally disabled […]

January 18, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Government Troops must Withdraw to Allow IDPs to Return Home in Central Shan State

Shan community groups are calling for pressure on Naypyidaw to withdraw troops from areas occupied during their recent offensive in central Shan State, so that displaced villagers can return home without fear of persecution […]

December 23, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

တစ္ေက်ာ့ျပန္ – မူလအေျခအေနဆိုးသို႔ ျပန္လည္ဆိုက္ေရာက္လာသည့္ ေရႊႀတိဂံေဒသ

TNI ၏ ေရႊႀတိဂံေဒသအတြင္းရွိ တရားမ၀င္မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးေစ်းကြက္အေပၚ ႏိႈက္ႏိႈက္ခၽြတ္ခၽြတ္ေလ့လာ ဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္အရဘိန္းစိုက္ပ်ိဳးထုတ္လုပ္မႈ ႏွစ္ဆခန္႔ျပန္လည္ျမင့္တက္လာသည့္အျပင္ ေထာင္သြင္းအက်ဥ္းခ်ခံထားရသူ မ်ားျပားလာၿပီး အေသးစားတစ္ႏိုင္တစ္ပိုင္ ေတာင္သူငယ္ေလးမ်ားအေပၚ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ႏွိပ္ကြပ္လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရွိခဲ့ရသည္ […]TNIB

December 16, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No Holidays for the Burmese

No holiday for Burmese migrant workers in ThailandDuring the cold, dark and long winter, Swedes long for sunbathing and relaxation. Thailand is one of the most popular winter destinations for Swedish tourists, with a 26 percent increase in bookings for the 2015/2016 season. While the tourists enjoy all that Thailand tourism has to offer, such as the beautiful beaches, well-made beds and expansive pool areas, there is a flip-side to tourism paradise.

December 14, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Sesande  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Entrenched poverty or decent jobs for garment workers?

Job in BurmaIn Myanmar, the garment industry is booming thanks to an upsurge in investment by international brands, but garment workers are facing tough conditions. According to new research from Oxfam and labour rights groups in Myanmar, garment workers are working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week, but remain trapped in poverty […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Oxfam International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Lord of Jade

Lord of Jade in Myanmar Myanmar’s jade business may be the biggest natural resource heist in modern history. The sums of money involved are almost incomprehensibly high and the levels of accountability are at rock bottom. One of the most dominant and dangerous groups involved is a collection of companies controlled by Myanmar’s most famous drug lord, Wei Hsueh Kang […]

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

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာသက္ေရာက္မႈႏွင့္ ထိေရာက္မႈ ေလ့လာေရး အထူးခရီးစဥ္မွ နိဂံုးခ်ဳပ္ ေၾကညာခ်က္

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ (MNHRC) ၏ ၾသဇာရွိန္ဝါႏွင့္ အက်ဳိးသက္ေရာက္မႈကို စံုစမ္း ေလ့လာရန္ (ႏုိင္ငံအဆင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အဖဲြ႔အစည္း) NHRI မ်ားဆိုင္ရာ အာရွ NGO ကြန္ယက္ (ANNI) ၏ အတြင္းေရးမႉးအဖြဲ႔ျဖစ္ေသာ အာရွလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးဖိုရမ္ (ဖိုရမ္-ေအးရွား)ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔တို႔က ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလ ၁၆ ရက္မွ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ပူးတြဲျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ အခ်က္ အလက္ရွာေဖြေရး အစီအစဥ္မွာ ယေန႔ၿပီးဆံုးခဲ့ၿပီ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔တြင္ ကိုးရီးယားသမၼတႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ဥကၠဌေဟာင္းလည္းျဖစ္ ဆိုးလ္ၿမိဳ႕ အမ်ဳိးသားတကၠသိုလ္ ဥပေဒေက်ာင္း အၿငိမ္းစားပါေမာကၡလည္းျဖစ္သူ ပါေမာကၡ ကၽြန္းဝွန္ဟန္း၊ အင္ဒိုနီးရွားႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ဥကၠဌ မစၥတာ ႏူးရ္ခုိလစၥ၊ ဖုိရမ္-ေအးရွားအဖြဲ႔၏ ႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ လုပ္ငန္းမန္ေနဂ်ာ မစၥဘက္တီ ယိုလန္ဒါႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ စည္း႐ံုးလႈံ႔ေဆာ္ေရးႏွင့္ သုေတသနအရာရွိ မစၥတာ ဂ်ိဳးဆက္စ္ ကြမ္ တို႔ ပါဝင္ခဲ့သည္။ […]

December 2, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership andForum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤