• 12 June 2014
    npaDisplacement Solutions, group commissioned by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), publishes report ‘Do No Harm’ on land rights and mine action in Burma. It says Myanmar Mine Action Center (MMAC) is about to be formed under the Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC). The report warms  if managed poorly or carried out purely on a technical basis without taking land rights questions into account, de-mining can re-ignite or create new land conflicts. It set forth two key sets of proposals for generating land rights-sensitive mine action. (Statement)

Burma Army continues troop deployment to SSPP/SSA areas, despite promising to withdraw

Burma Army continues troop deployment to SSPP/SSA areas, despite promising to withdraw

Despite a promise to the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) by the Burma Army’s Central Eastern Commander that government troops would be withdrawn from contested SSPP/SSA areas, troop reinf...

Peace process in limbo, when ceasefire is a joke

Peace process in limbo, when ceasefire is a joke

Col Sao Swy Mangrai, Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), was asked during a meeting, “How’s the ceasefire going?” In response, he stretched out his arms like he was holding a gun and sai...

Government troops reinforced while SSPP representatives meet U Thein Zaw

Government troops reinforced while SSPP representatives meet U Thein Zaw

While a group of government delegates led by U Thein Zaw and representatives of SSPP/SSA were meeting at the North-eastern Regional Command based in Lashio (Northern Shan State) on...

Villagers flee due to firing of over 20 mortar shells in Ke See township

Villagers flee due to firing of over 20 mortar shells in Ke See township

One of the Burma army units stationed in Wan Warp tract, Ke See township fired over 20 mortar shells into a village on October 13th 2014, causing the entire village to flee and see...

Harder to win than war -Day 5

Harder to win than war -Day 5

Day Five: Sunday, 5 October 2014

Today, before leaving for the airport, we visit the Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha Temple) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

At Wat Phra Kaew, visitors a...

Col Aung Thu orderes the SSPP/SSA to withdraw from Salween river

Col Aung Thu orderes the SSPP/SSA to withdraw from Salween river

The Shan State Minister of Border Affairs and Security, Col Aung Tu has written a letter to the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (a.k.a Shan State Army-North or SSA-N) to ...

Harder to win than war -Day 4

Harder to win than war -Day 4

Day Four. Saturday, 4 October 2014

Ask me who’s the Shan misunderstood most by other Shans and I’ll lose no time in pointing out at Harn Yawnghwe, born Sao Hso Harn Fa, the youn...

 

A tale for our times

A parable about two mythical kingdoms offers lessons in how to create a cycle of non-violence

To many of us, today’s world must seem one in which violence is the first resort used to register a protest, settle disputes or particularly, to wage a war...

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"Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia"

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International Academic Conference  on

 

"Land Grabbing:

Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia"

 

5-6 June 2015
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

   

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Does the Shan Word ‘Death’ Tell Us?!

Does the Shan Word ‘Death’ Tell Us?!

I. Introduction!

‘…the Shan is a Buddhist when he is well and animist when he is ill’, this is a statement made by (James Haxton) Telford, a scholar who had studied animism in Burma. He further comments that despite the fact that Shan have been ...

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)
  • BOMB BLASTS SHAKE BURMA!
  • MILITARY CHIEF IN CHINA BEFORE LAIZA SUMMIT!
  • CORRECT NUMBER OF SLAVES IN BURMA, 60 MILLION!
  • MP CALLS ON BA, SSA TO STOP FIGHTING!
  • HOMAGE TO SEIN WIN!
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Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI-May 6. Hundreds of Burmese migrant workers marked May Day in Chiang Mai on May 1, 2014, celebrated worldwide to honor workers. Labor organizations, including the Migrant Workers Federation (MWF), Worker Solidarity Association (WSA), and Mi...

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The Peace Process: Dangerous quotes

The Peace Process: Dangerous quotes

Some sayings and quotations are easier said than done. Like the one quoted from the late Nelson Mandela by the Burma News International (BNI) in its Deciphering Burma’s peace process 2014:

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work w...

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