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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 ➤

Finding on Process of Observing General Election 2015 by Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

(1) Brief presentation – Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters in cooperation with allied associations had observed the process of election held on 8th November within the regions of Shan, Rakhine, Kayar, Ayarwady, Yangon, Pao and Danu self administrative regions […]

December 21, 2015  •  By Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters  •  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 ➤

Burma Army Offensives Against KIA No. 8 Brigade Headquarters and SSPP/SSA Headquarters

During October and November 2015 the Burma Army increased their attacks against the Shan, Ta’ang Kokang and Kachin peoples, displacing 10,000 people in Kachin State and Northern Shan State, Burma. In spite of elections and talks of ceasefires, the Burma Army troop presence, reinforcements, and resupply in Kachin and Northern Shan States has risen to levels not seen since the Burma Army broke the 17-year ceasefire agreement with Kachin State in 2011 […]

December 15, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  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 Opium Farmers’ Forum Report Published Today

Today the Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum released the report of its third meeting. The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education. According to the report, “The large majority of opium farmers are not rich and grow it for their survival. Therefore, they should not be treated as criminals […]”

December 14, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  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 ➤

Commentary: The 2015 General Election: A New Beginning?

The resounding victory of the National League for Democracy in the November general election has raised hopes in Myanmar and around the world that, finally, the country could be on the road towards peace and democracy. Sadly, there have been too many failures in the past for simple optimism now […]

December 4, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  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 ➤