News

March 2017

Rethinking Ethnicity in the Classroom

By Ewan Cameron / Frontier | March 28, 2017 The role of culture in education is often a controversial subject. In Myanmar, the debate is largely focused on the language of instruction, with representatives of [...]

Arbitrary Arrest of Two Villagers by Burma Border Guard Force in Mong Yawng, Eastern Shan State

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation | March 27, 2017 Two villagers were arbitrarily arrested by Burma Army Border Guard Force (BGF) troops in Mong Yawng, eastern Shan State, during March 13-18, 2017. On [...]

ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

By ND-Burma | March 24, 2017 ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims On the International Day for the [...]

IDPs Fearful as Food Rations Set to End

By KIC / Burma News International (BNI) | March 24, 2017 With donor-supplied food rations set to stop soon, internally displaced families in Kayin (Karen) State say they are worried about their future, yet have [...]

NMSP to Urge Other UNFC Members to Sign NCA

By Wonsa Mon / Mon News Agency | March 23, 2017 As the Wa continue to push fellow ethnic armed groups to abandon the nationwide ceasefire agreement and start negotiations anew, the movement has encountered [...]

New Mon State Party Likely to Sign NCA

By Lawi Weng / The Irrawaddy | March 23, 2017 RANGOON — The New Mon State Party (NMSP) is likely to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) despite waning enthusiasm for the agreement in the United [...]

Thousands Protest as Resistance to Controversial Bridge Name Grows

By Aow Mon / Mon News Agency | March 22, 2017 Several thousand people in Mon State joined a March 19 protest against a parliamentary decision to name a bridge after Bogyoke Aung San in [...]

Women’s Group Appoints New Leaders, Plans Move to Burma

By Naw Noreen / Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) | March 22, 2017 The Thailand-based Women’s League of Burma (WLB), an umbrella group of 13 Burmese women’s rights groups in exile, concluded its ninth congress [...]

Stop Using Civilians as Weapons of War, Shan CSOs Urge Armed Groups

By Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | March 21, 2017 Following accusations of extrajudicial killings and the mass abduction of civilians in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme district by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), [...]

Local Militia Expels Myanmar Internal Refugees from Land in Kachin State

Radio Free Asia | March 17, 2017 A local militia in the northern Myanmar town of Waingmaw has started clearing out refugees who have been staying on its land since 2012 when they were displaced [...]