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RCSS Says It Seeks To Become ‘One Family’ With Fellow Shan Armed Group

By Ye Mon / Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) | September 18, 2017 The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and the Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) must one day unite under the same banner, according to the leader [...]

2017-09-19T16:58:00+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure To Return From Thai-Myanmar Border At Chiang Mai Seminar

Karen Information Center (KIC) / Burma News International (BNI) | September 18, 2017 At a public seminar in Thailand last week, Karen and Karenni officials raised concerns about the increasing pressure for refugees to return from the Thai-Myanmar border [...]

2017-09-19T16:44:25+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Myanmar Exiles Pen Open Letter To Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

By Mizzima News | September 15, 2017 A number of Myanmar exiles have signed an open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi asking her to re-evaluate her position as ‘Burmese society is sleep-walking into the abyss of racial hatred [...]

2017-09-15T13:21:48+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Tanai IDPs Won’t Return Home Until Tatmadaw Withdraws Troops

By Burma News International (BNI) | September 14, 2017 Over 1,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Tanai, Kachin State since June say they are too afraid of soldiers to return home. The Tatmadaw maintains an outpost near the [...]

2017-09-15T11:50:04+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Trust-Building Initiative: RCSS’s Nay Pyi Taw Visit

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency News (SHAN) | September 15, 2017 Following weeks of negative bad press stemming from the conflict in Arakan State, the Restoration Council of Shan State’s (RCSS) visit, due to the invitation of [...]

2017-09-15T11:45:00+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU To Review Its Position On The Peace Process

By Sa Isue / Karen Information Centre (KIC) / Burma News International (BNI) | September 13, 2017 The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement [...]

2017-09-14T11:03:33+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Continue Aid for Displaced Camps: Karen Organization

By Thu Thu Aung / The Irrawaddy | September 12, 2017 YANGON — The International Karen Organization (IKO) has called for continued support for thousands of displaced Karen people until a “genuine nationwide ceasefire” is reached. The group issued [...]

2017-09-13T16:31:44+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Life Disrupted: Burma Army Targets Civilian Family in Danai

By Free Burma Rangers | September 11, 2017 This report documents an event in July of 2017 that is one of the worst fears of many people that live in Burma/Myanmar today and yet is an all-too-common story. A family is [...]

2017-09-12T17:40:07+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

As Maungdaw Burns, Official Narrative Goes Up In Smoke

By Nyan Hlaing Lynn / Frontier Myanmar | September 12, 2017 Frontier joined the government’s latest media trip to Maungdaw, and developments there placed further scrutiny on the government’s official version of events AROUND THE lush green paddy fields, herds [...]

2017-09-12T17:18:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|