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    I’ll be out of town for a few days but should be back on Monday with, I hope, something worthwhile for you to read. Mysoong Kha! SHAN

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, the state capital.

“2015 is the...

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...

UNFC: No deal made with ‘The Lady’

UNFC: No deal made with ‘The Lady’

Hkun Okker, a key leader of the 12-ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), has for the first time denied publicly that the coal...

 

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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Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

On the heels of military law makers rejection of  Articles 59(f) and Article 436, including many other provisions in the 2008, military-drafted Constitution, Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann told a press conference on 10 November that any changes o...

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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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There’s something in a name

There’s something in a name

Unlike many non-Burmans (or Bamars), many  of whom SHAN has discussed with agree with U Aung Thaung, the ruling party MP, who proposed that names of states, where non-Burmans are the majority and they used to be territories independent from Burm...

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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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