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Golden Jubilee of Shan State Army founding to be held at SSA HQ

Golden Jubilee of Shan State Army founding to be held at SSA HQ

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Shan State Army (SSA) in 1964 is to be observed at the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) base in Wanhai, Kehsi  township, Southern Shan State, according to invitations issued and distributed on the Thai-Burma border.

 

Shan village signpost demolished by unknown assailants

Shan village signpost demolished by unknown assailants

CHIANG MAI-April 11. A Shan village signpost in Nawng Khio, northern Shan State, was demolished by unknown assailants on April 9, to the anger of some Shan cyber-users.

“The signpost was quite big, so it could not have been destroyed by cows or buffalos. It was done by some assailants,” commented Sai Htwe on facebook.

Opening of Mekong unbolts doors for Uighurs fleeing China: Thai immigration

Opening of Mekong unbolts doors for Uighurs fleeing China: Thai immigration

China can blame nobody but itself for opening up the Mekong that was once crammed with treacherous cascades, according to Thai immigration officials on the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Burma, Laos and Thailand converge on the Mekong that originates in China.

All roads lead to Rangoon

All roads lead to Rangoon

Representatives of the armed resistance movements’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) as well as non-NCCT groups are heading for Rangoon where they are scheduled to hold the first meeting of the Joint Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Drafting Committee (JNDC) at the Myanmar Peace Center the day after tomorrow, according to sources.

Shan rights groups call for Burmese government to halt dam projects

Shan rights groups call for Burmese government to halt dam projects

CHIANG MAI- April 2. Dozens of Shan civil society organizations are calling for the Burmese government to halt dam projects on the Salween and Nam Ma rivers in Shan State. The groups expressed  concern that the dam projects are likely to have negative impacts for local people.

Finland hosting conference on dialogue and mediation

Finland hosting conference on dialogue and mediation

Finland is hosting a 3-day Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Process that begins today, according to a Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) for Peace and Dialogue research source reporting from Helsinki.

It will discuss conflicts and political dialogues in Burma, Yemen, Syria and South Africa.

Shan MPs switch political parties

Shan MPs switch political parties

CHIANG MAI-March 28. Three MPs of the Shan National Democratic Party (SNDP) known as ‘White Tiger’ haveswitched to the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) or ‘Tiger Head’ party. They held a press conference in the Shan State capital Taunggyi, on March 27.

Tiger Head party pledges to build genuine federal union in Burma

Tiger Head party pledges to build genuine federal union in Burma

CHIANG MAI-March 27. The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) known as ‘Tiger Head’ held its annual meeting from March 24 to 26, in the Shan State capital Taunggyi.

During the three-day meeting, the party discussed about merging the two Shan political parties, SNLD and the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) known as ‘White Tiger’, youth and people’s participation in politics, whether or not to contest in the general election in 2015, and election of a new SNLD Central Executive Committee (CEC).

Ceasefire doesn’t mean greenlight for 2008 charter: NCCT

Ceasefire doesn’t mean greenlight for 2008 charter: NCCT

The signing of the planned Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) should not be taken for granted as the armed resistance movements (ARMs) acceptance of the military-drawn 2008 constitution, according to Hkun Okker, the ARMs’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) member.

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