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Spreading Burma Army attacks and abuses against civilians in Shan State undermine nationwide ceasefire negotiation

Shan Human Rights Foundation

Statement
March 28, 2014

The Shan Human Rights Foundation is deeply concerned at the escalation of attacks and abuses by the Burma Army against civilians in different areas of Shan State during March 2014, which are undermining current negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire.

 

Opium, Logging and Gas: the Burma Army’s predatory rule over the people of Burma

Opium, Logging and Gas: the Burma Army’s predatory rule over the people of Burma

17 March 2014
Kachin State, Burma

Dear friends,

We have just returned from a series of relief missions to the Kachin and Shan States. There the Burma Army continues its attacks on ethnic minorities. Please see our reports and video of these attacks at www.freeburmarangers.org . The Burma Army also over-watches opium production and logging, and protects a gas pipeline that profits them but few others. This report will be the first in a three-part series that documents the Burma Army’s predatory rule of this part of Burma. Part one is “Opium, Burma Army-controlled narcotic militias and real people,” part two is “Attacks on the people and logging” and part three is “The Shwe Pipeline and the oppression of the people.”

BURMA: SURRENDER TIMING

By Roland Watson
March 16, 2014

There is now a desperate push by Burma's military dictatorship, including one of its public faces, the Myanmar Peace Center (MPC), and also ethnic traitors, to complete a nationwide ceasefire by early April. All sorts of announcements have been made saying that this timetable will be achieved. Of course, there have been months of such announcements regarding earlier deadlines, all of which were nothing less than regime propaganda, and which due to the insistence by the ethnic nationalities for achieving a fair deal for their people and for all of Burma, were not realized. The question should now be asked: Why does the regime view April as being so important?

Graduate Seminar: Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border

Graduate Seminar: Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University presents the Graduate Seminar on "Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border".

Presentation and discussion of the new book "Aung San Suu Kyi: The Face of Burma's Resistance"

Presentation and discussion of the new book

Please be invited to join a presentation and a discussion of the new book The Face of Resistance: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Fight for Freedom, by Aung Zaw, founder and editor of The Irrawaddy news organization and winner of numerous international journalism awards,  including an evaluation of the democracy icon's legacy, credibility, and potential. The author will also provide insight into issues currently affecting Burma during this unprecedented time in its history, including prospects for next year's national elections. The event will be held on 20 March 2014, 2 - 4 pm. at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

FCCT: A Discussion with David Miliband of the IRC- Wed, 19 March @ 10:30 am

A Discussion with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee

Impressions of the IRC's work at the Thailand-Myanmar border

10.30 am, Wednesday March 19, 2014

Admission Free

Shan State Women Development Organization

Shan State Women Development Organization

The Aims of This Organization Are:

  1. To work towards the welfare of the poor and needy women and children in the Shan State
  2. To stop all forms of discrimination and violence against Shan State Women and children.

Announcement of 'Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia' (CDSSEA) Scholarships, Year 2014

RE: Announcement of CDSSEA Scholarships for Applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand Wishing to do a Master’s Program in Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Chiang Mai University or Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, 2014

Re: Shan State Day or Shan National Day?

First, the original name is “Shan National Day” and thus should be used without altering it, until a new consensus is found among all the stakeholders concerned.

Second, Federated Shan States, forerunner of the present Shan State, was a Federal Union in nature and had been ruled by respective Sao Hpa of each principality corresponding to its ethnic group. For example, the Palaung area was ruled by Palaung prince or Sao Hpa, the Pa O by the Pa O, the Kokang by the Kokang, the Danu by the Danu and so on.

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