• Dear Reader:

    I’ll be out of office and out of town from 26 November to 2 December, if things work out as planned. In the meantime, I’ll try my best to write something of interest especially on the ongoing peace process for you to think, meditate and act. Hope to be back again to you. SHAN

Two Shan political parties in northern Shan State release joint statement opposing changing state names

Two Shan political parties in northern Shan State release joint statement opposing changing state names

Two Shan political parties, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) in Namkham township, northern Shan State, jointly released a statement on 21st Novem...

Nong Khio-based government troops slit throats of 2 Shan villagers

Nong Khio-based government troops slit throats of 2 Shan villagers

During the first half of November, pictures of “Myanmar government troops killing two villagers in Ke See” have been spreading on the internet. These were pictures of Nong Khio-based government troops killi...

Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Chinese astrologers have predicted that 2015 will be a year for peace and harmony, according to ethnic Chinese visitors to the all Shan State Shan New Year festival in Taunggyi, th...

Happy Shan New year!

Happy Shan New year!

Tomorrow, Saturday, 22 November 2014, also happens to be the First Day of the First Lunar Month Year 2109, of the Shans.

As Shans, let alone non-Shans, know very little about their ...

Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai officials returning to Chiangmai from last week’s security meeting in Pisanulok, headquarters of the Third Regional Army that oversees security along the Thai-Burmese border...

Four civilians in Hsipaw arrested and beaten on suspicion of having contact with Shan State Army

Four civilians in Hsipaw arrested and beaten on suspicion of having contact with Shan State Army

Troops from Burma Army LIB 504 arrested four civilians in Hsipaw, northern Shan State, accused them of supporting the Shan State Army (SSA), then sent them to jail at Hsipaw police...

About 1,000 militia forces involved in attacks against SSPP/SSA

About 1,000 militia forces involved in attacks against SSPP/SSA

During their offensive against SSPP/SSA in October, the Burma Army used at least 1,000 People’s Militia forces from northern and southern Shan State.
During October 2nd to 30th, t...

 

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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Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas
during the Current Peace Process in Burma
 
12 November 2014 at 13.00 – 16:00
Venue: 4th Floor Meeting Room,

Operational Building
Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

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HKUN HTUN OO: Tripartite dialogue the way to go not six-partite

HKUN HTUN OO: Tripartite dialogue the way to go not six-partite

With the intention, as many speculated, to show President Obama prior to his last month visit to Burma, that the peace process is not back-sliding but still kicking and alive, Thein Sein called a 14-member round table meeting aimed at easing the accu...

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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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Peace process: The journey of a thousand li

Peace process: The journey of a thousand li

One of the questions frequently asked by people is why the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) has taken so long to be finalized.

Since the first draft of the NCA was produced by the ethnic armed organizations (EAO)’s  Nationwide Ceasefire Coo...

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