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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 ➤

Medical Crisis for Political Prisoners of Letpadan Case

There has been a significant deterioration in the health and well-being of 53 students and supporters who have been detained without bail for nine months at Thayawaddy prison. Their criminal trial has now dragged on for nine months. If convicted, they could face up to ten years in prison […]

January 25, 2016  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Letpadan Justice Committee and Justice Trust  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Killing, Disappearance, Land-mine Death During Burma Army Offensive in Central Shan State

This update documents further incidents of abuse against civilians committed by Burmese government troops during their offensive in central Shan State since early October 2015. SHRF has documented the killing of a displaced farmer on November 13, and the disappearance of another, near Mong Ark, Mong Hsu township […]

December 28, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics?

Despite huge challenges, election day in Myanmar passed almost entirely peacefully. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy triumphed in polls that were regarded by domestic and international observers as remarkably free from irregularities […]

December 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

Sexual Violence by Burmese Government Troops Continues Despite Ceasefires in Shan State

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) has documented eight cases of sexual violence committed by Burmese government troops in southern and eastern Shan State since April 2015, all in so-called “ceasefire” areas. These cases reveal continuing patterns of impunity, and highlight that ongoing militarization and offensives by the Burma Army despite ceasefires are a key factor threatening women’s security in ethnic areas […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤