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Myanmar tightened security measures for tourists

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (29.08.2013)

According to media news from Myanmar, police has tightened security measures to prevent terrorist attacks on foreign tourists visiting the country especially at popular sites.

 

Myanmar widened its doors to foreign tourists

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (29.08.2013)

According to the latest news of Bangkok Post, Myanmar has allowed foreigners holding its visas to freely choose to travel to the country via any of its six entry channels.

No War, No Peace in Burma

No War, No Peace in Burma
(Response to Harn Yaunghwern’s Can President Thein Sein be trusted?)

Kanbawza Win

Harn Yaunghwe, the youngest son of the first President of the Union of Burma, Sao Shwe Thaike, the last Saopha of Yaunghwe 1 seems to hit the nail squarely on the head, when he vividly describe the contemporary history of the Union of Burma the raison d'être of why the current problem existed. I have no axe to grind with him as he is one of my benefactors, the only aspect which I like to point out is that he is too far a gentleman to give the answers not that he is afraid that he may not be able to return to Burma, where he still holds a substantial amount of immovable assets and claims its place in the sun as a successful person working behind the scene to bring peace to the beseech country.

Re: Shan leader supports UNFC resolution, but...

I don't think it is too early to make one's own political goal or aspiration known. In fact, we are already more than five decades too late, if we would take the 1962 General Ne Win's military takeover as a starting point.

Urgent Clarity Needed as 4-Year Thailand Migrant NV Deadline Expires

There are an estimated 3 million foreign migrant workers in Thailand, over 80% originating from Myanmar. Since the late 1980s, these workers have irregularly crossed borders to work in mostly dirty, dangerous and demanding jobs in Thailand thereby significantly contributing to Thailand’s economy and providing billions of dollars in remittances to support relatives in origin countries. These workers continue to face significant exploitation and confusing piecemeal government migration policies.

Great News & Commentary Website

Just a short message to say that, over the past four years here on the Thai-Burma border, I have found the news and insightful commentaries on your English language website very useful in understanding the historic and contemporary ethnic situation in Burma .

The journey has already begun: A report from the inaugural Myanmar Banking and Finance Conference

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (14.08.2013)

Some 250 delegates from 10 countries gathered at the Traders Hotel in Yangon on July 16-17, 2013, to attend the inaugural Myanmar Banking and Finance Conference. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, and in collaboration with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the conference was successfully organized by Sphere Conferences, a leading multimedia group from Singapore.

Urgent Appeal for Flood Victims in Karen State

Urgent Appeal for Flood Victims in Karen State

In late July, severe flooding devastated large areas of Karen State, Burma, leaving thousands homeless and without access to food and clean water. The Emergency Assistance and Relief team (EART) is calling for urgent assistance to deliver aid to families seriously affected by the floods.

Shan community groups fear signs of premature refugee repatriation

9 August 2013

Press release by Shan Community Based Organisations

Shan community groups are concerned at signs that Burmese authorities are preparing to repatriate Shan refugees from a camp in northern Thailand, even though there is no guarantee for their safety.

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Last of the breed: life of a Shan prince (Part One)  Renowned Australian journalist Phil Thornton interviewed Sao Hso Hom, son of Sao Sam Tun, late Prince of Mongpawn and

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