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  • Ethnic leader: Unless charter is amended, ethnic identity will be in peril

    Hkun Okker, Chairman of the PaO National Liberation Organization (PNLO), speaking at the closing ceremony of the 11th batch of the Shan State Social Justice Education Programme training on Sunday, 29 January, said the identities of Burma’s multi-ethnic ...
  • Naypyitaw-SSA North agree to uphold Three Causes on the basis of Panglong

    Holding state and union level meetings both in a single day on Saturday, 28 January, in Shan State capital Taunggyi, the two sides had successfully signed two agreements by the end of the day, according to Maj Sai La, SSA North spokesman. ...
  • Thein Sein urged to investigate human rights violation in Namkham

    A Palaung rights group has demanded Thein Sein government to investigate the recent killing which have resulted in a Palaung villager tortured to death by the Burmese army in Namkham Township, northern Shan State. Ai Htark Nai (aka) U Naing Swae, a villa...
  • Taileng plans to contest April election

    4 former members of Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) and 14 Taileng (Red Shan) stakeholders have formed a new political party Taileng Nationalities Development Party (TNDP). Founder of TNDP includes former members of SNDP Sai Htay Aung, Sai Kya...
  • SSA peacemakers discuss proof of the pudding

    The 10-day visit inside Tatmadaw controlled Burma, 15-24 January, which included the signing of the Union level agreement for security and development and the meetings with both Shan political parties and civil societies, was an important indicator that t...
  • “Sitting between India and China makes KIA feel safe”

    The embattled Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA), unlike other armed groups, is placing political negotiations its first priority and ceasefire second, and having reasonable confidence to do so as it is sharing borders wit...
  • SSA will stop collecting taxes and recruits

    Shan State Army (SSA) South will stop collecting taxes and recruits from the ordinary people, said Lt Awng Hseuk, an officer from the Loi Hsarm Hsip base, opposite Chiangmai’s Fang district, today. This is the first time that people will not have to pa...
  • SSA commander still in regime prison

    Despite improved relations between the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’ and Naypyitaw and the recent release of more than 300 political prisoners, 29 SSA members, including a well-known commander, are still languishing in prison since 2006. ...
  • Hkun Tun Oo requested to join SNDP for elections

    Hkun Tun Oo, Chairman of the de-registered Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) has been urged to contest the upcoming elections in April as a candidate of Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP), according to SNLD sources in Rangoon yesterda...
  • SSA meets Shan community in Taunggyi for the first time

    Representatives from Shan State Army (SSA) South have met Shan individuals and community organizations in Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State Tuesday after it has signed 11 point agreement in the latest meeting with peace delegations from Naypitaw on...
  • Namkham farmers campaign for full compensation of land loss

    Farmers in northern Shan State against for granting permission of using their land for Chinese oil and gas Company, due to the company did not pay full compensation, according to the source coming from Sino-Burma border. ...
  • Burma Army wants SSA out from strategic township

    Burma Army delegates at the 16 January meeting in Taunggyi had demanded the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’ pull out its troops from Shan State East, particularly from Mongyawng township, where Burma, China and Laos meet, according to SSA spokesman Maj ...
  • SSA and regime sign new agreement

    The latest meeting took place from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, 16 January 2012, at the Office of Shan State Government in Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State and 10 representatives from each side attended the meeting, said Maj Lao Hseng. ...
  • SNLD: Shan leaders freed, fight goes on

    Echoing National League for Democracy (NLD) stalwart Win Tin, who said, “Yes, we have found a light in the tunnel, but we are still in the dark” last week, Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) spokesman Sai Lake hailed this morning’s relea...
  • SSA message for Derek Mitchell: To help in amendment process of military drawn charter

    The Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) leader Lt-Gen Yawdserk said yesterday the people must be allowed and encouraged to participate in amending the 2008 constitution drafted and ratified by the present government’s predeces...
  • Giant oil tank to be built before crossing into China

    A large area of land northwest of Namkham has been reserved for the construction of a massive oil tank before crossing the Mao-Shweli river into China at Nongdao, according to sources from the Sino-Burma border. ...
  • SSA leaders get Chinese genius to lead the way

    Unnamed Chinese “friends” have presented two of the Shan State Army (SSA) south’s most well-known leaders with New Year gifts of China’s most celebrated military treatise “The Art of War” by Sun Zi (mostly spelled Sun Tzu), according to SSA so...
  • Wa, Mongla still against junta-drawn charter

    Despite signing agreement last month to consider having elected representatives for townships under their control to speak for them, both the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) say the first thing for them to delibera...
  • Burma Army collects money from local people

    According to reports coming from the border, Infantry Battalion 141 based in Sinbo Township, Kachin state collected money from resident gold-diggers earning a basic living and trucks carrying goods. They were collecting from people in the villages of Tal...
  • Independence Day still meaningless, no Shan leaders released: Shan spokesman

    The de-registered Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) has denounced the 64th Independence Day celebrations as a meaningless exercise following clemency announcement for prisoners Naypyitaw two days earlier. ...

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