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Posts Tagged ‘Military Regime’ (89 found)

History Repeats Itself In Burma – Dictatorship Rebrands Itself Again

Burma’s Dictator, Than Shwe, has today officially disbanded the State Peace and Development Council, the body through which Burma’s dictators have ruled the country since 1997. However, Burma Campaign UK today warned that dictatorship remains alive and well in Burma, guaranteed by a new Constitution and a new political infrastructure […]

March 30, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shan State Earthquake Victims in Need of Urgent Relief Effort

On 24 March, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Loimwe, Shan State, causing many deaths and significant destruction to homes and buildings in the area. Affected communities are in great need of humanitarian assistance as they begin to address the damage and rebuild their lives. It is imperative that Burma’s regime and local authorities facilitate the delivery of timely and unimpeded relief in a transparent manner.

As of 27 March, state-run media was reporting the official death toll from the quake as 74. However, eyewitness reports suggested that more than 150 people were killed. Many of the casualties are from Tarlay, where almost every building was damaged and many collapsed. The quake destroyed at least 240 buildings, including houses and monasteries […]

March 28, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2011: Still a Military Dictatorship

Despite the convening of the newly elected Parliament, Burma’s ‘democratically-elected’ regime is nothing more than a disguised version of the military dictatorship that has ruled Burma for the past five decades […]

March 24, 2011  •  By Altsean Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Immediately Withdraw Military Regime’s Sanctions upon the People

The SPDC military regime is found to be interminably blaming and rebuking sanctions imposed by democratic powers. Similarly, political parties that have contested in 2010 elections as well as ASEAN countries are also echoing the regime’s line […]

March 23, 2011  •  By All Burma Monks Alliance, 88 Generation Students and All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Armed Groups Form New Alliance

Twelve ethnic armed groups in Burma have agreed to operate together as the Union Nationalities Federal Council (Union of Burma) during four days of meetings on the Thai-Burma border. The military regime has repeatedly ignored the grievances and aspirations of ethnic communities for political, social, and economic equality and […]

February 21, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand/India/Indonesia: Rohingyas at risk need protection

Hundreds of Rohingyas fleeing systematic persecution in Myanmar require immediate assistance from Thailand, India, and Indonesia […]

February 18, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Current Situation in Burma, and Recommendations to European Governments

Elections held in Burma in November 2010 had no credibility. They did not meet any internationally accepted standards of being free and fair. Vote rigging on behalf of the main political party established by the military […]

February 15, 2011  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma (EPCB) Statement on Postelections Situation in Burma and the European Policy

The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma calls on the European Union to recognize that a powerless and rubber stamp Parliament which has been designed by the military dictatorship cannot be a path through which the people of Burma can reach their goal of a democratic and […]

February 15, 2011  •  By European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime Rejects 16 Requests at UN For Crimes Investigations

Burma’s dictatorship has rejected 16 separate proposals made at the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling on the dictatorship to respect international law and investigate breaches of international law […]

February 10, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤