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February 2017

Giving Birth on the Run: Kachin Flee as Burma Army Attacks

Free Burma Rangers | February 13, 2017 Thousands of Kachin, Shan, Lisu and Kokang citizens have recently fled heavy fighting in Northern Shan State, Burma along the Chinese border. Numerous war crimes committed by the [...]

State Counselor’s Seventy Anniversary Panglong Message: Self-Confidence and Courage Essential but Fair NCA Game Plan and Rules More Important

Sai Wansai | February 13, 2017 On February 12, seventy anniversary of the Union Day, State Counselor Aung San Sui Ky’s message to the non-signatory Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) that haven’t yet signed the Nationwide [...]

Burma Rangers Lead the Way – We Are Ready to Go

Free Burma Rangers | February 9, 2017 Mission Report for Muthraw and Toungoo Districts in Karen State and parts of southern Karenni State After ten weeks of training the teams embarked on a mission to [...]

The Aftermath of U Ko Ni’s Assassination: Constitutional Conundrum Remains to be Resolved

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | February 05, 2017 Days after U Ko Ni’s assassination the police department, and for that reason the home ministry, hasn’t come up with an explanation or [...]

In Praise Of The Fallen Hero U Ko Ni: The Lawyer with a Vision

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | January 30, 2017 U Ko Ni, a National League for Democracy (NLD) legal adviser, who was also a patron of the recently formed Myanmar Muslim Lawyers [...]

January 2017

Assassination of U Ko Ni a Severe Blow to the Prospects for Peace and Democracy

By Benedict Rogers / Mizzima | January 30, 2017 Yesterday’s horrific assassination of U Ko Ni is a severe blow to the prospects for peace and democracy in Myanmar, as well as of course a [...]

THINK PIECE: Negotiation, Total Annihilation and International Community

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News | January 27, 2017 Why is it so hard for the Tatmadaw to accept all-inclusive participation of all the ethnic armies that have been its adversaries [...]

War in Ethnic States: Is the Tatmadaw Waging a Just War?

By: Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News | January 18, 2017 Lately, the military bloc’s supporter, obviously made up of Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) members, former and active soldiers in civil and [...]

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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Disgrace

By Roland Watson / Dictator Watch | January 14, 2017 There is an idea, widespread in some quarters, that criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi helps the military dictatorship - that it plays into the generals' hands. [...]

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On Kachin State Day, Activists Ask Govt to Take Larger Strides for Peace

By Lun Min Man / Myanmar Times | January 11, 2017 As armed conflicts continue to rage close by, 5000 participants turned out to mark the 69th anniversary of Kachin State Day in Myitkyina yesterday [...]

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