Thursday, December 10th, 2015


A nine-member team began the task of drawing up the details of a political dialogue framework at the Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC) in Yangon yesterday, according to a report in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 2 December.
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Training in the relationship between religion and the rule of law is being provided to 30 students examining the links between ethical conduct and the stability of the state. The Sitagu International Buddhist Association and the Institute for Global Engagement are jointly providing the training at Yangon’s Sitagu Buddhist University.
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Shop owners at the old market of Mong Ko, a town near the Sino-Burmese border town of Muse in northern Shan State, have asked the Union Government for protection after their shops were burned down in an apparent effort to intimidate merchants.
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The 3rd Human Rights Human Dignity Travelling Film Festival (HRHDTFF) was held in Ye Township, Mon State on 29 November.
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She is the former political prisoner whose party triumphed in elections last month. He is the commander in chief of the military that jailed her for the better part of two decades.
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A spokesperson for the National League for Democracy (NLD) has expressed confidence that the party’s chairwoman could accomplish the enormous feat of amending Burma’s Constitution and assuming the presidency within five years.
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Conservative , overwhelmingly rural and in the country’s Bamar heartland, Magwe was supposed to be full of promise for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in last month’s elections. Instead the National League for Democracy swept all 88 seats in the region.
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Just a week before Myanmar’s first modern stock exchange is set to open on December 9, a much-delayed announcement on the names of securities companies has not yet been made, underwriters have not received licences and domestic IPOs seem a distant dream.
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Myanmar’s plummeting currency has prompted a vicious circle of rising prices in the import-dependent economy, in which even export-driven companies face rising costs, say businesspeople.
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Yangon’s regional government must form an independent commission to investigate the renting-out of prime parkland to big companies, an opposition MP told a special session of parliament yesterday following the release of a report by the auditor-general alleging huge losses of public funds.
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US President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Burma said on Tuesday he does not anticipate major changes in US sanctions in the wake of the country’s historic election last month.
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Myanmar witnessed two major events in the last quarter of 2015. First was the Nov. 8 parliamentary election when the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, won a crushing victory. Before that was the Oct. 15 signing of a ceasefire pact (known as the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) between the government and eight ethnic armed groups.
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Unidentified gunmen have abducted 50 men from four villages in Myanmar located outside of Shan state’s largest township of Lashio, residents said Monday, amid concerns by rights groups over “war crimes” committed by government troops in the region.
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Ethnic Ta’ang rebels claim to have clashed with a joint force of Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and Burma Army troops several times since Nov. 27 in Namhkam and Manton townships, near the China border.
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Aid workers are planning to take advantage of a lull in fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State to assess the needs of thousands of people displaced by clashes between the military and an ethnic armed group that began eight weeks ago.
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Burma Army soldiers are perpetrating sexual violence against women in conflict areas inside Shan State, according to a local human rights organisation.
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Two Hpa-an based land right activists have been jailed for two years in jail, under Article 17/1 for association with an illegal organization. The two men, Saw Maung Maung Gyi and Saw Eh Say were sentenced on November 25, at Hpa-an Township’s Court.
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Myanmar’s war zones, even in areas where a ceasefire is in place, continue to experience the terrors of conflict as landmines riddle jungles and village tracks. The biggest problem about this, no one knows how many or where they are.
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Five people who were sent to jail for their involvement in printing a calendar that stated that Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic-religious minority in Myanmar made a brief appearance at Yangon’s Pazundaung Township Court on Tuesday.
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A coalition of over 30 Shan community-based organizations (CBOs) on 26 November called for the international community to take action over the current Burma Army offensive in central Shan State.
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