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January 14, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation update in Kachin State, 14th January 2017

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January 12, 2017 • Author: Candle Light, Khaing Myae Thitsar, Myeik Lawyer Network and Dawei Development Association, Southern Youth, Tarkapaw and Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks

အစိမ္းေရာင္ ကႏၱာရ။ ။ တနသာၤရီတုိင္းမွ ေဒသခံမ်ား MSPP ဆီအုန္းစုိက္ပ်ိဳးေရး လုပ္ငန္းကုိ ျငင္းဆန္အံတုမႈ

ကမာၻတစ္လႊားရွိ ဆီအုန္းစုိက္ပ်ိဳးေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားမွာ ဌာေနတုိင္းရင္းသားမ်ားကုိ အတိင္းအဓမၼေျပာင္း... Read more ►

January 12, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

World Report 2017: Burma – Events of 2016

Burma’s new government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) took office in March 2016 after sweeping the November 2015 elections. Headed by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Htin Kyaw, the NLD controls a majority of both upper and lower house parlia... Read more ►

January 12, 2017 • Author: Candle Light, Khaing Myae Thitsar, Myeik Lawyer Network and Dawei Development Association, Southern Youth, Tarkapaw and Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks

Green Desert: Communities in Tanintharyi Renounce the MSPP Oil Palm Concession

Around the world, oil palm plantations have been criticised for forced evictions of indigenous communities, labour abuses and rampant deforestation. This notorious industry has now expanded to Myanmar with devastating consequences for human rights and the environment. More t... Read more ►

January 11, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation update in Kachin State, 11th January 2017

Intensive fighting between the Myanmar Government Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continues in Kachin State. The recent fighting in Laihpawng area has resulted in the relocation of IDPs from Zai Awng/Mugga Zup camp to Lungbyen area and on the r... Read more ►

January 8, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation update in Kachin and Northern Shan States

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January 3, 2017 • Author: Investigation Commission on Maungtaw

Interim Report of the Investigation Commission on Maungtaw

Introduction 1. This Maungtaw Region Investigation Commission was established with 13 persons by Presidential Order No.89/2016 dated 1-12-2016. It was tasked to investigate and find out the background situation and to detect the truth about the = violent attacks which occur... Read more ►

December 28, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Looting, arbitrary arrest, torture, forced labour by Burma Army in Muse, northern Shan State

Looting, damage of villagers’ houses by Burma Army ID 33 troops in Pang Hsai, northern Shan State On 30 November 2016, Burma Army troops under Infantry Division 33 looted and damaged fourteen houses at Wan Khong Long village, Pang Hsai, Muse township, northern Shan State... Read more ►

December 19, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: “We are at Breaking Point”-Rohingya: Persecuted in Myanmar, Neglected in Bangladesh

This report documents a campaign of violence by the Myanmar security forces against Rohingya since 9 October 2016. Soldiers and police have randomly fired on and killed civilians, raped women and girls, torched whole villages and arbitrarily arrested Rohingya men without any... Read more ►

December 19, 2016 • Author: Naushawng Education Network

Leadership Modalities Among Kachin Communities: Potential Impact Upon Peace & Conflict

The study seeks to examine leadership modalities amongst Kachin communities 1 , taking into consideration the perspectives of youth and older persons, as well as potential impacts upon peace and conflict. Whilst conducted at a time of ongoing conflict between the Myanmar mil... Read more ►

December 19, 2016 • Author: Progressive Voice

Briefing Paper: Where Do We Go from Here? A Snapshot of Recent Developments for Refugees Along the Thailand-Myanmar Border

Progressive Voice releases a new briefing paper on recent developments and their impact on the return discourse for refugees along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Increasing armed conflict and militarization throughout ethnic areas, including in southeastern Myanmar where the M... Read more ►

December 16, 2016 • Author: Nang Shining / The Transnational Institute

Hydropower in Myanmar: For Whose Benefit?

Amidst the many challenges Myanmar now faces, the threats to the environment are urgent – and they are growing more extreme. The situation is especially serious in the case of mega dams and hydropower where a host of projects are being promoted, without appropriate plannin... Read more ►

December 16, 2016 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Burma Briefing: Time for a rethink on policy towards Burma’s military

The commentary briefing paper argues that the international community has yet to develop a strategy for effectively promoting human rights under the new political structure in Burma, which now has two power bases, the military, and the National League for Democracy led gover... Read more ►

December 15, 2016 • Author: International Crisis Group

Myanmar: A New Muslim Insurgency in Rakhine State

Executive Summary The deadly attacks on Border Guard Police (BGP) bases in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 9 October 2016 and the days following, and a serious escalation on 12 November when a senior army officer was killed, signify the emergence of a new Muslim insurg... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

အခ်ိန္ဆုိင္းငံ့ေနျခင္း။ ။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရွိ ရုိဟင္ဂ်ာ္မူစလင္မ်ားအေပၚ ဆက္လက္ညႇဥ္းပန္းႏွိပ္ဆက္ေနမႈ

လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ေလးႏွစ္ေက်ာ္ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ဂိုဏ္းဂဏဆုိင္ရာအၾကမ္းဖက္မႈ ဒီလႈိင္းႏွစ္ႀကိမ္ရိုက္ခတ... Read more ►