• 4 April 2014
    Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says a fight broke out between its troops and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) column providing security for dredgers digging for gold along the Salween on 2 April. The clash took place near Loi Zaktaw on the west bank of the Salween in Mongpan township. The UWSA’s domain is on the east bank in Mongton township. “It should have notified us of its presence,” said RCSS/SSA leader Yawdserk. “We could have avoided unnecessary losses and bad feelings emanating from it.” (SHAN)

Golden Jubilee of Shan State Army founding to be held at SSA HQ

Golden Jubilee of Shan State Army founding to be held at SSA HQ

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Shan State Army (SSA) in 1964 is to be observed at the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) base in Wanhai, Kehsi  township, Southern Shan State,...

Shan village signpost demolished by unknown assailants

Shan village signpost demolished by unknown assailants

CHIANG MAI-April 11. A Shan village signpost in Nawng Khio, northern Shan State, was demolished by unknown assailants on April 9, to the anger of some Shan cyber-users.

“The signpost was quite big, so it could...

Opening of Mekong unbolts doors for Uighurs fleeing China: Thai immigration

Opening of Mekong unbolts doors for Uighurs fleeing China: Thai immigration

China can blame nobody but itself for opening up the Mekong that was once crammed with treacherous cascades, according to Thai immigration officials on the Golden Triangle, where t...

All roads lead to Rangoon

All roads lead to Rangoon

Representatives of the armed resistance movements’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) as well as non-NCCT groups are heading for Rangoon where they are scheduled to ho...

Shan rights groups call for Burmese government to halt dam projects

Shan rights groups call for Burmese government to halt dam projects

CHIANG MAI- April 2. Dozens of Shan civil society organizations are calling for the Burmese government to halt dam projects on the Salween and Nam Ma rivers in Shan State. The grou...

Finland hosting conference on dialogue and mediation

Finland hosting conference on dialogue and mediation

Finland is hosting a 3-day Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Process that begins today, according to a Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) for Peace and Dialogue research source ...

Shan MPs switch political parties

Shan MPs switch political parties

CHIANG MAI-March 28. Three MPs of the Shan National Democratic Party (SNDP) known as ‘White Tiger’ haveswitched to the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) or ‘Tige...

 

An Old Guard leader returns to the fray

An Old Guard leader returns to the fray

Very few at the “historic” (according to Kachin general Gun Maw) meeting on 5 April in Rangoon, where 21 armed resistance movements (ARMs) in Burma had sent their representatives, knew or heard of him.

Many of them, both Burman and non-Burman alik...

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Process of Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would like to extend their visa and work in Thailand

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Process of Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would like to extend their visa and work in Thailand

In order for the Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would ...

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The Nu Jaing, or Salween or Nam Khong River is the Life Force of millions of People in China, Shan State, Karenni, Mon and Karen States

The Nu Jaing, or Salween or Nam Khong River is the Life Force of millions of People in China, Shan State, Karenni, Mon and Karen States

By Sao Noan Oo

“Shan civil society organizations are concerned and are calling the Burmese government to halt dam projects on the Salween and Nam Ma rivers in Shan State. The groups expressed concern that the dam projects are likely to have negative...

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)
  • BOMB BLASTS SHAKE BURMA!
  • MILITARY CHIEF IN CHINA BEFORE LAIZA SUMMIT!
  • CORRECT NUMBER OF SLAVES IN BURMA, 60 MILLION!
  • MP CALLS ON BA, SSA TO STOP FIGHTING!
  • HOMAGE TO SEIN WIN!
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The way to peace: Practise what The Buddha preaches

The way to peace: Practise what The Buddha preaches

The 16th of April is regarded as the New Year for most of the people of Burma who are Buddhists, although Buddhist scriptures have not mentioned April as New Year. Indeed, for real Buddhists, the New Year begins with the end of the Full Moon Day of t...

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