• 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)

To the land of the ‘enchanting mistress’ - Day two

To the land of the ‘enchanting mistress’ - Day two

Day Two. Wednesday, 10 September 2014

In the morning, I find the Vihara (monastery) has another guest: a Burmese student from London whose parents are lay disciples of the abbot. He is to return to London today ...

To the land of the ‘enchanting mistress’ - Day one

To the land of the ‘enchanting mistress’ - Day one

Day One. Tuesday 9 September 2014

Thai Airways TG 916 starts for London non-stop from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi at 13:00 and I am on it. With a battered book, David Irving’s “The War Between the Generals,” ...

Scotland referendum: Great Britain will likely remain great

Scotland referendum: Great Britain will likely remain great

Coming back from London where I had stayed for a week amid the general flurry around today’s upcoming referendum in Scotland, my feeling is that the United Kingdom will remain un...

Burma's ethnic states await outcome of Scottish referendum

Burma's ethnic states await outcome of Scottish referendum

Scotland Decides for Independence or Better together

Scotland decides for “Yes Independence” or “No, thanks we are better together”. The Ethnic States in Burma, the Kachin a...

Shan News agency founder leaves for UK

Shan News agency founder leaves for UK

Khuensai Jaiyen, President and Founder of Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) is leaving for London for a special talk on the ongoing peace process in Burma.

The presentation is to b...

Scottish Independence Referendum: What Burma could learn from it

News media are filled with pros and cons opinions on the Scotland's independence referendum. But the arguments boils down to just two crucial points. While the pro-independence cro...

Statement by Shan Community Based Organizations

Statement by Shan Community Based Organizations

Namkham farmers’ protest highlights urgent need for moratorium on resource extraction during peace process.

The anti-mining protest by over 3,000 villagers in Namkham, northern Sh...

 

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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Putao: Myanmar’s treasure house of ethnic diversity

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (14.08.2014)

Nearly every traveler to Thailand knows the “Golden Triangle”, where Myanmar, Lao PDR and the Kingdom of Thailand border together. Geographically, this is an area that widely reaches into the Shan State of ...

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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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