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Posts Tagged ‘Shan State’ (197 found)

Divide Rule Produces Dividends for the Burma Army

The Irrawaddy/ J Phain The decades-long tactic of divide-and-rule used by successive regimes in Burma when dealing with ethnic groups produced dividends in February 2016, as ongoing armed clashes between troops from the ethnic Ta’ang, Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and ethnic Shan, Shan State Army – South (SSA-S), in northern Shan State has displaced up to 5,000 civilians in just one week while thousands more have been trapped in Kyaukme Township, waiting to move to a safe location […]

February 24, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save The Salween Network Statement

Plans to build dams on the Salween River, started by the previous military regime, have recently been accelerated by U Thein Sein’s government, which, on February 2, 2016, without informing or consulting Burma’s citizens, signed an agreement with China allowing implementation of 18 out of 29 hydropower dam projects planned by Chinese companies in Burma […]

February 22, 2016  •  By Save The Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of UNFC Council (Extended) Meeting

1. The UNFC (extended) council meeting was held successfully from February 18 to 21, 2016. The meeting reviewed various aspects of the current political and military situations, matters relating to the federal constitution, necessary ideological principles and departmental agendas […]

February 21, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

TWO and TSYU Condemn Human Right Violations Committed by RCSS/SSA in Northern and Southern Shan State

1. U Paw Pwae who is the secretary of the the local township committee organized and hired by the troop of Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) Battalion no. 377 based in Mong Kung Township together with 7 members of the local township committee ordered the headman of Pan Laut village, chairmen of 8 villages in Naung San Phuu tract, 6 villages in Khae Owm Owae tract, 3 villages in Sone Laut tract, and 8 villages in Phar Kaung tract in Mong Kung township to recruit 100 soldiers from each of the tracts totally 400 soldiers to send the military training on 20 Feb, 2016 […]

February 10, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization and Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS): On the Occasion of The 69th Anniversary of Shan State People National Day

1. The 7th February of 1947 was the historic day on which our Shan leaders achieved unity among themselves; on which the Shan National Flag was raised and the Shan National Anthem sung in unison for the first time. Because of its historical significance, 7th February has been designated as Shan National Day or Shan State People National Day by the Tai people and the peoples of Shan State. And as a result of the Shan National Day, the historic Pang Long Agreement and the Union of Myanmar have come into being […]

February 7, 2016  •  By Restoration Council of Shan State  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD’s Trip into the Murky World of the Drugs Trade

DrugsAs the new Parliament sits for the first time in Naypyidaw, the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) choice of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) member, T Khun Myat, as deputy lower house speaker demonstrates the intricate and complex web that links the USDP, the Burma Army, the drugs trade, and paramilitary drug militias as well as the dangerous ground the NLD treads in attempting to form a government of national reconciliation […]

February 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the International Karen Organisation on the 67th Karen Revolution Day

On this the 67th Karen Revolution Day we recognise and honour the sacrifice of those who have given their lives, blood, possessions and liberty in the cause of the political and military struggle for the liberation and right to self-determination of the Karen people since 31 January 1949 […]

January 31, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Unresolved Year-Long Case of the Two Female Teachers of Kawnghka

Maran Lu Ra (age 20) and Tangbau Hkwan Nan Tsin (age 21) started working as Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) volunteer teachers in Kawnghka Village, Muse Township, Northern Shan State, in June 2014 […]

January 19, 2016  •  By 103 Civil Society Organizations and 9 Individuals  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤