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4 Myanmar top Southeast Asian photography contest


Four Myanmar photographers won the top prizes in a Southeast Asia-wide photography competition sponsored by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) based in the Philippines.


How can you support CFOB!

The Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) has been working in support of democracy and human rights in Burma since early 1990s with major accomplishments in mobilization of Canadian support, policy recommendations to the governments of Canada and advocacy for Canada's assistance to refugees on the Thai-Burma border.

NMV Monthly Lecture - The King in Exile: The Fall of the Royal Family of Burma

NMV Monthly Lecture - The King in Exile: The Fall of the Royal Family of Burma

In 1879, as the king of Burma lay dying, one of his queens schemed for his forty-first son, Thibaw, to supersede his half brothers to the throne. For seven years, King Thibaw and Queen Supayalat ruled from the resplendent, intrigue-infused Golden Palace in Mandalay, where they were treated as demi-gods. After a war against Britain in 1885, their kingdom was lost, and the family exiled to the secluded town of Ratnagiri in British-occupied India.

Unofficial Translation: Statement from Myanmar Embassy in Thailand 18th Jan 2013

(1)    The Thai government is planning to grant special privilege of allowing migrant  worker from Myanmar to apply for temporary passports and certificate of identity to accompanied children under 15 years of age. The Thai government confirmed this policy in a meeting held on 15.1.2013.

Statement: UNFC Public Relation and News Unit

Press Statement
UNFC Public Relation and News Unit
January 20, 2012

1. The news released by the Union of Myanmar/Burma News Team (UMNT), dated January 18, 2013 begins with a catalogue ofmilitaryactions taken by the KIO/KIA since the resumption of military campaigns in June 11, 2011 by Bama Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces) against the KIO/KIA.

UNFC must honour its ultimatum to rescue KIA/KIO from Burmese onslaught

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Winding up the 4-day United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) meeting yesterday, General Secretary of the 11 member organization alliance Nai Hongsa reiterated this morning that there would be nothing to talk about at the next round of peace talks with Naypyitaw’s point man U Aung Min as long as the offensive against Laiza, the headquarters of its leading member Kachin Independence Organization / Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) continues.

Kachin rally in China

Kachin rally in China

Hi friends,

Please feel free to share this below urgent information to your journalist friends.

Today on 10 January 2013, the Kachin community from China coming to Laiza town, the China-Burma border in Kachin State where the KIO control area for supporting the Internally Displaced People in the camp. They are around 1500 people coming by 100 cars.

Follow Up Open Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi From Kachin Organizations- January 10th


Date: 10th January 2013

On 26th September 2012, twenty-three organisations representing the diaspora Kachin community worldwide, sent an open letter to you requesting that you engage more fully with the situation in the Kachin region, even requesting that you visit IDP areas. We outlined the situation as we see it, and warned of the confusion and distrust that is being created by your failure to comment in depth on these matters.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Democracy's New Voices of Freedom

Please accept our invitation to support a project to document Burma's Voice of Freedom - former political prisoners, dissident artists, returning refugees and more - through an expanded new edition of the book 'Aung San Suu Kyi, The Voice of Hope'

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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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