Campaign calls on NLD to honor promise to allow Shan community to rebuild Haw Long Palace in Kengtung, which was destroyed by the military regime in 1991.
More than 300 Shan IDPs that fled civil wars at home in 2002 have little hope that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government can bring peace or repatriation.
Ethnic Shan lawmaker launches bid to establish a Shan ethnic affairs minister constituency in the Karen legislature.
National Museum show is the best-attended it has ever put on
Displaced people at increased risk as Army, EAOs build up forces near the camps along the Thai border, advocacy groups say.
Group not opposed to NCA, but wants all groups to sign; it has not expanded its army but will maintain readiness, senior official says ahead of 30th anniversary.
On April 29, 1959, the soaphas, Shan State’s local feudal lords, relinquished their titles at a ceremony in Taunggyi attended by President Mahn Win Maung and Gen. Ne Win, then the
Transnational Institute researcher Renaud Cachia said all three governments have tried and failed to tackle the problem with increasingly punitive and repressive measures.
‘Pretty words are not enough,’ SSPP spokesman says, but adds that his group will consider the proposal; TNLA scoffs at truce idea.
Kachin, Shan women who escaped sexual slavery give harrowing accounts of being duped, raped and forced to bear children.
SNLD chief skeptical that NLD’s charter reform can succeed; he adds that Myanmar is ‘too weak’ to reject China’s BRI plans
Sai Aung Hlaing Myint was the first person in Southeast Asia to receive the Henry Dunant Medal after rescuing a soldier from a truck submerged in an icy Irrawaddy River in 1976.
During her visit to eastern Shan townships, the State Counselor criticized the gap between public concerns and government action, and pushed the importance of peace and unity.
A spokesman for the State Counselor's Office said the pilot brought down the military helicopter safely in eastern Shan State after detecting a hydraulic fluid leak.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.