Authorities in Rakhine State did not tell the families of the move
The Shanni, a subgroup of the Shan, live in Sagaing Region and Kachin State but they have long been overlooked in politics and their armed group, ignored in the peace process.
As the State Counselor prepares to attend the BRI summit in Beijing, the likely political cost of yielding to China is becoming impossible to ignore.
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
The activists rejected the points of compromise which involved a minor alteration to the statue and the option of installing a Karenni hero’s statue nearby.
President’s Office reaches out to initiate talks on statue of Gen. Aung San, which has upset many in Loikaw
Chinese authorities released a policy paper defending its controversial Islamic de-radicalization measures on Monday.
Ethnic groups are last to be consulted, first to suffer when dams and other projects are implemented, panel hears on Day of Action for Rivers
Karenni rights advocates issue deadline for dismantling Gen. Aung San monument in a letter to state officials.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
Party seeks to reassure public as military steps up opposition to changes to ‘essence’ of Constitution
As the window for registration closes, ethnic farmers face loosing rights to lands unofficially held by their family for generations, while outsiders eye the lands of IDPs.
Statue implementation panel walks out of meeting, calls on state gov’t to intervene
Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
Protesters agree to negotiate with statue committee for one month, suspend rallies at park housing monument to Gen. Aung San