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*‘We attend this parliament term with high hopes’

April 9, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win & Htet Khaung Linn

SNLD lawmaker Sai Thiha Kyaw shares his thoughts on what the NLD government could achieve for Shan State and what issues he will address. NAYPYITAW (Myanmar Now) – Sai Thiha Kyaw is a two-term lawmaker in the Lower House representing Mongyai Township in northern Shan ... Read more ►

Wheelchair Brings Hope to Saw Beebe

April 8, 2016  •  Author: Saw Black Town

Saw Beebe, lies flat on his stomach on the family’s wooden floor, and for the last two years that is how he has spent most of his time looking at his now restricted world. He misses going outside and all the childhood activities that his illness now denies him. Saw Beebe, ... Read more ►

All Ethnic Armed Groups Meet to Guess NLD’s Position on National Ceasefire Agreement

April 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to unify both the signatories and non-signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement the leaders of the ethnic armed groups met last week in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The groups met in the hope of finding unity before beginning negotiations with the newly elected... Read more ►

FBR Report: Parts of Chin State Turn to Growing Opium to Beat Poverty

April 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A report by Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organisation, has found evidence of opium growing in areas of Chin State, Burma’s Westernmost State. Chin State is one of Burma’s poorest states and is not known as an area for large opium production, which is more closely a... Read more ►

HRW: Lifting of State of Emergency in Arakan State “Should End Restrictions on Rohingya”

April 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A four-year-long state of emergency has been lifted in Arakan State the day before Burma’s new government took power, leading to calls for restrictions on ethnic Rohingya to also be lifted. On 29 March 2016, the last day of President U Thein Sein’s administration, emerge... Read more ►

*As Thein Sein exits, his reform legacy gains mixed reviews

April 1, 2016  •  Author: Swe Win (Myanmar Now)

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Shortly after newly elected President Htin Kyaw completed a swearing-in ceremony in Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday morning, the country’s new leader, a ‘proxy’ of National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, headed to the Pre... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Pray for Mountain’s Protection, Health and Environment as 5,000-Tons Cement Plant Proposal is Revived by Militia Leader and Chinese Investors

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Mi Kayin villagers in Hpa-an Township held a prayer service for the protection of their land and natural resources threatened by the proposed cement plant on March 29, 2016. The villagers gathered at the base of Mi Kayin Mountain for the public prayer service after a recentl... Read more ►

*A legacy of land disputes awaits NLD govt

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho (Myanmar Now)

The new government will have to address numerous junta-era land grabs, such as in Ayeyawaddy Region’s Pantanaw Township where hundreds of farmers lost land. PANTANAW, Ayeyarwady Region (Myanmar Now) – As darkness fell in Khanwebo on the night of February 3, a sudden ... Read more ►

*Ethnic Rebels Hail New President, Hope for Peace Process Success

March 24, 2016  •  Author: Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Ethnic leaders and armed group representatives have welcomed last week’s appointment of Htin Kyaw as president of the National League for Democracy government, with some voicing confidence in his government’s abilities to revive Myanmar’s s... Read more ►

Fortify Rights Calls on US Government to Downgrade Burma’s Trafficking Rating

March 24, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A human rights organization, Fortify Rights, based in South East Asia has called upon the US Department of State to assign Burma a ‘Tier-3’ ranking on its upcoming Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. Burma is currently ranked as a Tier-2 country on the US Depart... Read more ►

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