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Open letter to President regarding Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Reform

ေအာက္ပါလက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးထားေသာ မိမိတို႔အရပ္ဘက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားမွ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၂ ရက္ ေန႔စြဲျဖင့္ သမၼတရံုးမွ ျပည္ထဲေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ အင္းဝစက္ခ်ဳပ္ဆိုင္ပိုင္ရွင္မ်ား၏ ညႇင္းပန္းႏွိပ္စက္ခံ အိမ္အကူ အမ်ိဳးသမီးငယ္ ႏွစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေသာ မ ( စန္းေကခိုင္ ) ႏွင့္ မ ( မသဇင္ ) တို႔ႏွင့္ အမႈဖြင့္တိုင္ၾကားခဲ့သူ Myanmar Now သတင္းေထာက္ ကို ( ကိုေဆြဝင္း ) တို႔ကို လံုျခံဳေရး ယူေပးရန္ လည္းေကာင္း၊ လူ/ကယ္/ျပန္ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ အမ်ိဳးသမီးငယ္ႏွစ္ဦး လံုျခံဳစြာေနႏိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ စိတ္ပိုင္း ႏွင့္ ရုပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ ႏွစ္သိမ့္အားေပးမႈမ်ား လုပ္ေဆာင္ ရန္လည္းေကာင္း ညႊန္ၾကားခ်က္ထုတ္ျခင္းအေပၚ ေထာက္ခံႀကိဳဆိုပါသည္။ သက္ဆိုင္ရာဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမ်ားမွလည္း သမၼတႀကီး၏ လမ္းညႊန္ခ်က္အတိုင္း အခ်ိန္ႏွင္တစ္ေျပးညီ ေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကမည္ဟု မိမိတို႔မွ ေမၽွာ္လင့္ပါသည္ […]

September 28, 2016  •  By 142 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JSMK Update: Treating More than One Problem

When Naw PSN (40 years old) arrived at JSMK she complained of fever, diarrhea, vomiting and weakness. A week before coming she miscarried her 4-month pregnancy and bled heavily. She looked tired and sick […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hpa-an Situation Update: Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, March to May 2016

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, Hpa-an District between March and May 2016, including the building of stupas, road construction, taxation and healthcare […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Continues to Act with Impunity1: Case Study #3

While major armed conflict between the NMSP [New Mon State Party] and the Burma Army has not been observed since the 1995 ceasefire, security concerns expressed by the IDPs in NMSP controlled areas are very real as the Burma Army continues to act with impunity […]

September 14, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Landmine Victim in Jo Haprao, Bee Ree: Mon IDP Report Case Study #2

The following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and in Moulmein on August 15th […]

September 14, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Western Burma Chin Report: Village Bulldozed by Burma Government Authorities in Chin State

In August 2016, Free Burma Rangers in Chin State, Western Burma, conducted a follow up relief mission in Falam township to examine the living conditions of those who had been affected by the widespread 2015 rainy season floods […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Beneficial Ownership: Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar’s EITI Process

gwMyanmar is one of many countries where the oil, gas and mining industries have long been synonymous with secrecy and dirty dealing. Too often resource riches which could be used to lift populations out of poverty instead fall into the hands of corrupt elites […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Global Witness and Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Armed Forces and Democratization in Myanmar: Why the U.S. Military Should Engage the Tatmadaw

Even after the November 2015 landslide electoral victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy the armed forces of Myanmar (Burma) continue to be the country’s most powerful political institution […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NGOs’ Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Sanctions on Burma

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern regarding the recent report by Human Rights Watch that reveals that the U.S. government “plans to announce the lifting of key sanctions during Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington, DC,” beginning on September 13.1 Despite the marked democratic progress and peacebuilding activities that have taken place in Burma since last November’s election—which we applaud—there remain a number of pressing issues threatening the stability of the country and its most vulnerable people […]

September 12, 2016  •  By 44 Worldwide Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s New Dawn :Opportunities for Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S.-Myanmar Relations

csisFive months after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in Myanmar in April following their stunning landslide victory in the November 2015 national elections, the new government is still very much in transition[…]

September 12, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤