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Posts Tagged ‘Shan State’ (197 found)

Shan State tension increases as new government searches for peace

The elusive road to peace remains entrenched in Shan State, as Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government took office last week […]

April 5, 2016  •  By Mizzima  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PSLF Letter to International Community

The Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) urgently requests the international community to assist with the protection of civilians in Northern Shan State […]

March 31, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Calls for Halt to Upper Yeywa Dam and Other Planned Dams on Namtu River

A new report launched today by Shan community groups calls for an immediate halt to the Upper Yeywa dam and other planned hydropower dams on the Namtu River, citing ongoing conflict, serious environmental and social impacts and lack of informed consent of impacted villagers […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement on Targeting of Ta’ang Civilian Populations and Human Rights Violations by the Myanmar Tatmadaw

We strongly condemn and protest the targeting of Ta’ang civilian populations by the Myanmar Tatmadaw in its attacks, since February 2016, in the Ta’ang Region of Northern Shan State. The Myanmar Tatmadaw has sent in massive military forces, and this has resulted in gross human rights violations […]

March 22, 2016  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on International Action for Rivers Day

The Save the Salween Network is holding an event to mark the International Action for Rivers Day on the Salween River at Wan Sala village, Mong Ton township, at the border of Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State, in collaboration with local communities, including children, youth, women, elders, religious leaders, leaders of the Shan Culture and Literature Association, Shan political party representatives and Community Based Organizations from across Burma, including from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon areas. […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Statement as Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) has Come to Target Ta’ang Civilians

Starting from the 3rd week of February, Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT, or Burma Army) made offensive preparations by sending in an overwhelming force of over 500-truck load of reinforcement, and by the beginning of March, it had deployed its troops against the various operational areas of the Ta’ang Army (TNLA) and started the offensive […]

March 13, 2016  •  By PSLF/TNLA News and Information Department  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PSLF Statement on Myanmar Tatmadaw’s Militarist Act of Targeting Ta’ang Civilian Populations with Intention of Escalating Offensive

The Palaung State Liberation Front strongly condemns the targeting of innocent civilians by Myanmar Tatmadaw in its attacks, with the intention of escalating offensives, in Kyaukme, Momeik, Mogok, Namtsan, Manton, Namtu, Namkham, Kutkai etc. of the Ta’ang Region […]

March 11, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Statement by Arakan Rohingya Union

Rohingya Union (ARU) wholeheartedly welcomes the US House Resolution Calling for Human Rights, Democratic Reforms, and timely and peaceful transition of Government in Burma […]

March 6, 2016  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Gold Mining Companies Try to Buy Silence of Villagers Impacted by Toxic Waste in eastern Shan State

The Shan State Farmers’ Network (SSFN) and the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) deplore renewed attempts by gold mining companies to buy the silence of villagers impacted by toxic mining waste in eastern Shan State, instead of responding to their demands to stop mining and restore their lands […]

March 3, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤