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Kachin Community (Singapore)'s Announcement

We, the Kachin community in Singapore, appreciate an invitation from the Myanmar Club (Singapore) and other Myanmar communities as they organize an event in which Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, will be giving a speech to Myanmar nationals during her trip to Singapore.


Myanmar seeking to manage media

Liberalised private media accused of stoking ethnic fears

Published on Sep 06, 2013

By Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief In Bangkok

NOT too long ago in the office of Myanmar's media censor, a young military officer crumpled up a newspaper article by a noted Myanmar writer and, dropping it on to the floor, used a golf putter to send it across the room.

Graduate Seminar "Understanding the Changing Dynamics of China-Myanmar Relations"

Graduate Seminar

by Dr. Enze Han, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London

6 September 2013, 13.30-15.30 hrs, RCSD Study room, 2nd floor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

Statement by the Burma Rivers Network

September 3, 2013

Burma Rivers Network welcomes India’s cancellation of Tamanthi Dam, urges China and Thailand to take similar environmental responsibility

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.

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