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Book Launch: Deciphering Myanmar's Peace Process: A Reference Guide

Media invitation

March 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

Burma News International (BNI) will launch the book Deciphering Myanmar's Peace Process: A Reference Guide which is an indispensable tool for media and other stakeholders who need the straight facts about the state of the conflicts and peace negotiations. The 184-page book can be used as a manual that presents key aspects of the conflict, including the roots causes, vested interests, the government's peace plan and structure; and key stakeholders—from the ethnic armed groups, to the peace brokers—and personalities.

 

Railways & Trains

There are many railway projects in planning and already under construction to link up the countries in the Asean region.

This is a positive and necessary step in bringing together neighbouring nations and land transport links are the most important element in the globalization process, especially railways which are permanent and enduring infrastructure, allowing regular services for business people and travellers and the carriage of freight. The opportunity for greater interaction between people of different cultures helps bring about Peace and stability.

Myanmar visa-on-arrival finally expanded

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (23.02.2013)

According to TTR Wekly in Bangkok, citizens of another 22 countries are now eligible for a visa on arrival, when ariving at Yangon and Mandalay International Airports. The list of eligible countries now totals 48.

The ruling came into effect on February 1, according to Immigration and National Registration Department Assistant Director, U Than Win.

Introducing Kam Moung

"One night in January, five-year-old Kam Moung arrives in a sleepy mountain village in Northern Thailand. His only possessions are his orange robe and plastic sandals. He is exhausted and starving. Behind him, a tragic history. In front of him, the hope for a better future. In a school built by Shan refugees several hundred meters from the Myanmar border, Kam Moung savours for the first time a carefree childhood, far from the insecurity and difficulties experienced in his old village. This is where he is starting again – full of hope, but also unknown factors".

The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for a Myanmar Ethnic Group in Piang Luang, Chiang Mai Province


Press Release

18 February 2013
Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai

The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for a Myanmar Ethnic Group in Piang Luang, Chiang Mai Province

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), is providing funds amounting to 1,852,000 baht for a project entitled “The Project for Vocational Skills Enhancement and Empowerment of the Myanmar Ethnic Group in Piang Luang Sub-District, Wiang Haeng District, Chiang Mai Province”. On 18 February 2013, Mr. Kazuo Shibata, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, and Mr. Anusorn Kham-Ai, Chief Executive of Piang Luang Sub-district Administrative Organization, jointly signed the funding contract at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai.

The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for the Displaced Persons Holding Center in Wieng Haeng, Chiang Mai Province

Press Release

18 February 2013
Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai

The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for the Displaced Persons Holding Center in Wieng Haeng, Chiang Mai Province

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), is providing funds amounting to 1,022,000 baht for a project entitled “The Project for Living Environment, Education and Vocational Skills in the Displaced Person Holding Center in Wiang Haeng District, Chiang Mai Province”. On 18 February 2013, Mr. Kazuo Shibata, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, and Mr. Sakchai Kunanuwatchaidetch, District Chief of Wiang Haeng District Office, Chiang Mai Province, jointly signed the funding contract at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai.

New TNI-BCN Burma report on Regional Investment (21 February 2013)

Burma has entered a pivotal stage in its political and economic development. The advent of a new quasi-civilian government has raised the prospect of fundamental reforms. This has sparked great investment interest among governments and the private sector in the region and beyond, to extract the country’s natural-resource wealth, and to develop large-scale infrastructure projects to establish strategic ‘corridors’ to connect Burma to the wider economic region. The country is touted as Asia’s “final frontier” for resources and investment and as Asia’s next “economic tiger”.

Press Release on Deciphering Myanmar's Peace Process and Website Launch

Press Release: Launch of book and website (Feb. 16, 2013, from 2-3:30 pm)

Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process: A Reference Guide

After decades of protracted civil war with the ethnic armed groups the new nominally civilian government has made serious initiatives towards establishing ceasefires with all of the various groups. Understanding the peace process is confusing to say the least. The conflicts in Myanmar is complicated not only by the large numbers of ethnic armed groups, each competing for their own regional and domestic interests, but also by the lack of transparency by all sides.

An invitation to a public forum "Crisis in Kachin State"

An invitation to a public forum

Public Forum "Crisis in Kachin State"

15 February, 2013 at 14.00-16.30 at Convention Room
Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University

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