Burma Army Disruption of Shan Conference: Intentionally Creating Distrustful Atmosphere?

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News | July 24, 2017 When the Shan’s Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) has to withhold its meeting that was planned to take place from 20 to 22 July by [...]

2017-07-25T18:50:08+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Ethnic Health Organization Calls for Cooperation, Recognition and Equality

Karen News on Vimeo | July 25, 2017 In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Saw Nay Htoo, director of the Burma Medical Association explains why its important why ethnic health organizations should be providers of healthcare services to ethnic [...]

2017-07-25T20:03:12+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Featured Collection, Multimedia, News, Recommended|

Myanmar Military Files Second Lawsuit Against Yangon Editor And Columnist

Radio Free Asia | July 21, 2017 Myanmar’s military on Friday filed a lawsuit in Yangon against the editor and columnist of an independent newspaper under the country’s Media Law in the first such case in which journalists have [...]

2017-07-24T14:27:54+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

UN Human Rights Envoy Piles Pressure on Govt in Latest Burma Critique

By Libby Hogan / DVB | July 22, 2017 UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee offered stern words for the Burmese government on Friday evening, urging it to reconsider its refusal to issue visas to a UN fact-finding mission [...]

2017-07-24T14:13:06+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Peace Commission and DPN to Meet in August

Mon News Agency (MNA) | July 21, 2017 The government’s Peace Commission will meet next month with negotiators from an umbrella organization representing ethnic armed groups that have not yet signed the ceasefire in the hopes of swaying additional [...]

2017-07-24T14:37:23+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Burmese Military Not Following Terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

By Sai Aw / Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) | July 21, 2017 Gen Yawd Serk of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says the Burmese military was not following the terms of the Nationwide Ceasefire [...]

2017-07-24T14:33:41+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

India Courts Myanmar

By Aung Law / The Irrawaddy | July 21, 2017 New Delhi is seriously considering courting Myanmar, so as to counter China’s influence as well as to urge its leaders to look into the insurgency along the India-Myanmar border. [...]

2017-07-21T17:04:29+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Thailand: Ex-General, Dozens Convicted in Landmark Human Trafficking Case

Radio Free Asia (RFA) | July 20, 2017 A Thai court convicted and sentenced a former three-star general and 61 other defendants Wednesday in Thailand’s largest human trafficking case, which stemmed from the discovery of graves of Rohingya Muslims [...]

2017-07-20T16:19:05+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Translated Textbooks Hinder Ethnic Language Education

By Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy | July 20, 2017 LOIKAW, KAYAH STATE – Ethnic language teachers prefer curriculums based on their own languages to textbooks translated from Burmese, educators in Loikaw, Kayah State told The Irrawaddy. The former quasi-civilian [...]

2017-07-20T15:30:21+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Fire Victims in Karenni Refugee Camp Need Aid: Camp Officials

By Suu Mal / Kantarawaddy Times / Burma News International (BNI) | July 17, 2017 Around three dozen Karenni refugees whose homes were burned down in a July 5 blaze are in need of basic supplies, according to camp [...]

2017-07-20T13:00:00+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|