• 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)

Peace Process: Both sides ready to make “further compromise”

Peace Process: Both sides ready to make “further compromise”

Despite statements from the government-established Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) and the armed resistance movements’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) that there won’t be any Nationwide Ceasefire A...

The Peace Process: Knowing the rules

The Peace Process: Knowing the rules

In one of the Dirty Harry movie series, Clint Eastwood who plays him, tells Liam Neeson: “You want to play the game, love, you better know the rules.”

I learned a lot yesterday when I was invited to talk abo...

Over 100 villagers flee Burma Army abuses amid mounting tension in central Shan State

Over 100 villagers flee Burma Army abuses amid mounting tension in central Shan State

CHIANG MAI. Over one hundred villagers fled to Wan Wap Temple, Kehsi Township on July 6, 2014, due to mounting tension between the Burma Army and Shan State Progress Party / Shan S...

Shan youth to climb mountain to oppose drugs

Shan youth to climb mountain to oppose drugs

CHIANG MAI. Over 200 Shan youth will climb up Loi Khur mountain in Hsipaw township northern Shan State, on July 7, 2014, to persuade youth to be involved insocial activities and en...

Nobody fits the president’s seat other than “my boss”, says minister

Nobody fits the president’s seat other than “my boss”, says minister

One cannot accuse U Aung Min, who is representing President Thein Sein in most of the negotiations with the armed resistance movements of course, for ‘praising the merits of one...

SSA-North loses Mongsu camp to Burma Army

SSA-North loses Mongsu camp to Burma Army

CHIANG MAI- June 19. After heavy attacks by the Burma Army, the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) has lost its camp at Red Ruby Mountain in Mongsu, southern Shan State.

An SSA-N command...

"One country, one federal armed forces" practical in Burma

So said two former members of the United States Army officers visiting Pyidaungsu Institute for Peace and Dialogue (PI) last month, based on the American experience.

One of the 7 me...

 

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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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 i...

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Show Time: Evaluating Burma’s 15 year master plan to eradicate opium

Show Time: Evaluating Burma’s 15 year master plan to eradicate opium

How the balloon went up: Poppy cultivation in Shan State

Every 5 times my hoe goes into the ground,
The first is for the Army
The second for the PMF (People’s Militia Forces)
The third for the rebels
And the fourth for the village monastery and charity....

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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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SHAN Journalist Code of Conduct

SHAN Journalist Code of Conduct

Recently, Burma has witnessed a number of incidents involving hate speech, including communal violence, and incitement of discrimination. Hate speech and prejudice constitute a sensitive issue for Burma as the country is multicultural and pluralistic...

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