Reports


International and Burmese environmental organizations this week said Burma’s forest reserves are largely exhausted, calling for a moratorium on commercial logging and the dismantling or privatization of the state-owned Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE).
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Burma’s new government will face challenges releasing political prisoners and reforming the system responsible for their continued existence when it assumes power next week, says an Amnesty International report released on Thursday.
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Today, Amnesty International released the report New expression meets old repression. Here is a look at some of the key numbers behind the growing crackdown on freedom of expression in Myanmar.
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With more than 300,000 people moving to Yangon from the countryside every year, the need for accommodation is surging, while the government’s attempts to provide affordable apartments are failing because they are not affordable enough, according to a report released by the real estate site house.com.mm.
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At least 30 countries illegally forced refugees to return to places where they would be in danger last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday as it warned that many governments were brazenly breaking international law.
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A new report on Myanmar’s inland fish farms highlights a number of issues preventing the industry from reaching its potential, including land use regulations and a near-monopoly on feed.
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What is women’s role in conflict, peacebuilding and democratization? What are the consequences of women’s inclusion and exclusion from the peace process? These are some of the questions explored in Women in Conflict and Peace, International IDEA’s publication was launched on 26 January in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State the organisation said in a press release.
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The opportunities for criminals in Myanmar’s financial industry and internet infrastructure are huge, according to a recent report.
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The Global Community, UNICEF, and WHO Urged to Take Prompt Action – 1st Situation Report on ‘Rohingya Children’, SAIRI Research Initiative.
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International aid donors are falling short on commitments to provide open data on their spending and operations in developing countries, according to a report released in Washington on Wednesday.
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Government infrastructure projects in Burma are rife with inflated cost projections, long delays and a lack of advance planning, according to a budget monitoring report this week.
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A human rights organisation has accused the Burma Army and an ethnic armed group of abuses and violations against civilians in Southern Chin State.
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Forty-nine activists were charged during the month of May, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPP).
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The International Crisis Group recently released a report on the 2015 Myanmar election landscape, listing its concerns with the process and assessing crucial issues such as constitutional reforms and the turbulent peace talks.
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Malaysia prodded Myanmar on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the Andaman Sea.
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Criminal groups benefit US$2 billion annually in Asia through people smuggling leading to serious human rights abuses and deaths, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned on the April 28. (more…)

The Human Rights Abuse Investigation Committee (HRAIC), formed by various political groups, has finished a report on 40 human rights victims under military rule.
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The Justice Trust has just released a report, “Hidden Hands Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar: Case Study of the Mandalay Riots,” documenting the use of organized gangs of armed men to commit anti-Muslim riots under the guise of spontaneous mob violence.
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A committee formed by the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) to investigate the killing of 35 of its own members in the early 1990s released a report on Sunday documenting the extrajudicial killings and torture in detail, offering the first official account of a dark chapter in the rebel armed group’s 26-year existence. (more…)

An ethnic organization has accused the Burma Army of perpetrating human rights abuses in northern Shan State, where fighting over the last several weeks has flared between the government and ethnic Kokang rebels.
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