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Natural Resources and Subnational Governance in Myanmar: key considerations for wealth sharing

Natural Resources and Subnational Governance in Myanmar: key considerations for wealth sharing

The Myanmar Development and Resource Institute – Centre for Economic and Social Development, The Asia Foundation, and The International Growth Centre cordially invite you to attend the launch of the third paper in the joint Subnational Governance in Myanmar Discussion Paper series:

 

New state of Telangana is born in southern India

New state of Telangana is born in southern India

India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh has formally split in two, with its northern area carved out to create a new state called Telangana.

The move followed prolonged protests by residents of Telangana, who felt the region had long been neglected.

Understanding Myanmar’s Development” Research Fellowships 2014-2015

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce for the Understanding Myanmar’s Development” Research Fellowships 2014-2015.

The research fellowship Program offered by the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), has three main goals: to enhance knowledge of development processes in Myanmar; to strengthen the capacity of researchers from Myanmar, encouraging them to become actively involved in the study of development policy and practice; and to promote academic exchange and dialogue among researchers from Myanmar, Thailand and other countries in the region and beyond.

Ongoing attacks by Burma Army against civilians during operations to control strategic border area near Namkham (April 10-June 2 2014)

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation
June 5, 2014

On April 10, 2014, the Burma Army launched a large-scale offensive against Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions on the Kachin-Shan State border, close to China. Deploying over 1,000 troops, they fired hundreds of shells to drive out the KIA, in the populated Shan farming area of Tung Loi Ho Hsur west of Namkham. The shelling caused civilian injury, and damaged temples, houses, vehicles and other property. The Burma Army troops also entered villages, looted food and livestock, and set fire to farmers’ crops, causing well over 1,000 Shan villagers from about 15 villages to flee to neighbouring towns in northern Shan State, as well as into China.

Bouncing Back, Relapse in the Golden Triangle

Bouncing Back, Relapse in the Golden Triangle

Transnational Institute
June 2014

TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has a witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison populations and repression of small-scale farmers. This report details the failure of ASEAN's 'drug free' strategy and the need for a new approach.

Academic Seminar "Myanmar/Burma's Peace Process, 30 May 2014

Academic Seminar

Following many decades of armed conflict between Myanmar's national military and various ethnic groups, there are now opportunities for peace. However, an official nationwide ceasefire has been delayed several times. Many questions persist about the country's peace process. This forum will evaluate the progress that has been made, and the opportunities and challenges that remain on Myanmar's road to peace.

Finnwatch Researcher Andy Hall to Face Police Investigators to Defend Latest Natural Fruit Company Ltd. Criminal Charges in Thailand on 19th May

PRESS RELEASE

16th MAY 2014

Finnwatch Researcher Andy Hall to Face Police Investigators to Defend Latest Natural Fruit Company Ltd. Criminal Charges in Thailand on 19th May

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WLB welcomes UN recognition of Burmese government failure to address ongoing sexual violence

Statement by the Women’s League of Burma

April 24, 2014

The Women’s League of Burma welcomes a new report by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that calls for Burma’s government to investigate crimes of sexual violence, and highlights the need for constitutional reform to bring the military in Burma under civilian oversight.

Process of Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would like to extend their visa and work in Thailand

(Unofficial translation)

Process of Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would like to extend their visa and work in Thailand

In order for the Myanmar Migrant worker who will complete 4 years stay permit visa and would like to extend their visa and work in Thailand, their related company and employer must prepare the following documents and submit to the Myanmar Embassy through Thai employment office at least 6 months in advance.

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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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