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Posts Tagged ‘Shan State’ (197 found)

69 People from Shan State Sign Letter Calling for 24-hour Electricity and Sufficient Water Supply

A group of 69 people signed letter to President Thein Sein calling for 24-hour electricity and sufficient water supply. The letter highlighted the issue of electricity shortage that has got worse and the need of sufficient water supply for Shan State’s highland. […]

May 26, 2012  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Catalyst for Conflict

Foreign investments are causing increasing conflict and abuses in northern Burma despite recent ceasefire agreements and talk of reform in the country, according to a briefing paper released by the Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization […]

May 23, 2012  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lahu Women Demand End to Destructive Platinum Mining in Burma’s Shan State

A Lahu women’s group is calling for an immediate end to destructive platinum mining operations in Eastern Shan State. In a new report “Grab for White Gold: Impacts of platinum mining in Eastern Shan State,” the Lahu Women’s Organization (LWO) describes how recent platinum mining […]

May 8, 2012  •  By Lahu Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Grab for White Gold: Platinum Mining in Eastern Shan State

Since 2007, destructive platinum mining has been taking place in the hills north of Tachilek, eastern Shan State, impacting about 2,000 people from eight Lahu, Akha and Shan villages. The platinum is being extracted by Burmese mining companies […]

May 7, 2012  •  By Lahu Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ခဲႏွင့္သတၱဳတူးေဖာ္ျခင္းကို တားဆီးေပးရန္ ျပည္သူျပည္သားမ်ား အာဏာပိုင္ထံလက္မွတ္ထိုး ေတာင္းဆို

ျမန္မာ့ျမွားဦးကုမၼဏီ လြယ္လြမ္ျပည္သူ႕စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ဦးေအာင္ထြန္းတို႕ ပူးေပါင္း၍ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း မူဆယ္ခရိုင္ နမ့္ဖတ္ကာေဒသတြင္ ေဒသခံျပည္သူလူထုမ်ား မွီတင္းလုပ္ကိုင္စားေသာက္ေနေသာ နမ့္ေမာေခ်ာင္းႏွင့္ နမ့္ခါေခ်င္းအား သတၱဳတြင္းတူးေဖာ္ရန္ စတင္လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနသည္ကို […]

March 13, 2012  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shan Drug Watch: Druglords in Parliament

Shan State North almost became poppy-free in 2002, when the ruling military junta initiated a rapprochement policy with the United States and a vigorous anti-narcotics campaign was launched. The rapprochement did not work out, but the Kokang (in 2003) and the Wa […]

November 17, 2011  •  By Shan Herald Agency for News  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Still Imprisoned: Opium Cultivation Soars in Palaung Areas Under Burma’s New Regime

Almost one year after Burma’s long-awaited elections were held in November 2010, Palaung communities in northern Shan State are suffering from the effects of an even greater upsurge in opium cultivation than in previous years. Local paramilitary leaders, some now elected into Burma’s new parliament […]

October 25, 2011  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Over 30,000 Displaced by Burma Army Attacks Face Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Shan State

Numbers of villagers fleeing Burma Army atrocities have soared to over 30,000 during recent intensified attacks against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N), causing a dire humanitarian crisis in northern Shan State […]

August 10, 2011  •  By Shan Women's Action Network and Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Situation in Shan State of (the Union of) Burma From 1947 up to the present

The Shan State is country, 62,500 square miles, situated on the plateau, in the N.Eastern part of Burma. It is bordered by China in the north-east, Laos in the east and Thailand in the south […]

August 1, 2011  •  By Seng Wan  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤