• 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)

Wa on Laiza, Kokang and drugs

Wa on Laiza, Kokang and drugs

The following are excerpts from SHAN interview of United Wa State Army (UWSA) spokesman U Aung Myint aka Li Julie:

On Laiza summit

The invitation reached us only 2 days before the meeting. One other problem is pr...

Big fish gets away in Burma’s biggest drug bust of the year

Big fish gets away in Burma’s biggest drug bust of the year

Burmese authorities in Tachileik yesterday seized a Vigo Toyota hauling an estimated $ 2.2 billion worth of heroin blocks together with two suspects, but the man believed to be the real culprit went sit free, s...

SSA leader urges Shan parties to postpone 8/14 states call for unity’s sake

SSA leader urges Shan parties to postpone 8/14 states call for unity’s sake

Lt-Gen Yawd Serk, leader of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS), has appealed to the two leading Shan parties: Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNL...

SSA South to join third ethnic summit

SSA South to join third ethnic summit

The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS) will be represented by a delegation headed by Lt-Col Sai Ngeun, chief aide to Lt-Gen Yawd Serk, the leader of the SSA-S...

Resume fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army-North affects six villages

Resume fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army-North affects six villages

CHIANG MAI. Resumed fighting from July 20 till July 21, 2014 between Burma Army Battalion 248 and Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) Brigade 72 in Kehsi township, southern Shan State, h...

NCCT to meet and finalize presentation for Laiza summit

NCCT to meet and finalize presentation for Laiza summit

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), set up by 16 armed movements in November, is due to meet today in Chiang Mai to finalize its review to the Third Ethnic Armed Org...

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...

 

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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Reference to SSA leader’s call for Unity-

Like me, I am sure Sao Yawd Serk and those who constantly calling for Tai/Shan Unity are frustrated and fed up with having to ask, “when are some Tai/Shan going to see and realise that unity to fight for a common goal, is more important and essenti...

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The Importance of the “Federal Army” Question

The Importance of the “Federal Army” Question

Matthew J Walton

Although optimism for a ceasefire agreement has been waning in recent months, the mere fact that ethnic armed groups and government and military representatives continue to meet and negotiate is an encouraging sign, especially given t...

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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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Time to re-examine the ceasefire agreements

Time to re-examine the ceasefire agreements

Two days from now the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), formed by 16 armed organizations on 2 November 2013 in Laiza, is going to meet again to “re-review” its latest review on the second NCA (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) draft th...

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