Shan Herald News

  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:22:56 +0000: Commentary on “Understanding the Tatmadaw’s ‘Standard Army’ reforms” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The most important point in the whole article is a sentence, which stated: “Although the government has made structural adjustments to the civil-military coordination mechanism, there is no sign of it attempting to challenge the position granted to the Tatmadaw by the 2008 Constitution.” From this outgoing point, we could measure whether the Tatmadaw preferred […]
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:50:22 +0000: Government’s peace overture, China’s involvement and the Pangkham alliance - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    As United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of 7 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) is pulling through its bi-annual meeting in two phases, one from from June 20 to 26 for the UNFC’s members and the other, from June 27 to 29 for all EAOs, to establish common ground like the one held in Mai […]
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:13:42 +0000: TWO ARMED ETHNIC UMBRELLA GROUPS HOLD SEPARATE MEETING: Ethnic Armed Organizations prepare to mobilize their bargaining positions - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    As the debate over the success or failure of the third Union Peace Conference (UPC), which is now renamed Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong (UPC–21CP),  in relation to the last month, controversial approval of first part “Pyidaungsu Accord”, also known as “Union Accord”,   lingers on, the two Ethnic Armed Organizations’ (EAOs) blocs of […]
  • Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:49:54 +0000: Commentary on “The challenge of forging a new Tatmadaw” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The core value and central thinking is simple enough. A federal union must have a federal army. And with it, comes ethnic equality from fixing quotas to level playing-field of equal opportunity. But the most important part is that no dominant ethnic group must be able to have special privilege to lord over the others, […]
  • Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:44:53 +0000: Commentary on “Let’s discuss Panglong and secession issue” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The central theoretical underpinning of the right to self-determination is that it is a God-given birthright to a group of people, whether they are tagged as ethnic or nation or non-state nation, and are entitled to self decision-making for their own community, ethnic group, nation or non-state nation. And also not to forget the sub-ethnic […]
  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:27:38 +0000: Harn Yawnghwe blacklisted by NLD Govt - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Harn Yawnghwe, a son of Burma’s first president Sao Shwe Thaike, has been blacklisted by the National League for Democracy (NLD) government led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Unable to extent his visa, on June 9 he was forced to leave the country. “Over the past few years, it was never difficult for […]
  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:05:30 +0000: To Hopeland and Back: The 31st trip (23-29 May 2017) - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Everyman is my superior in some way In that I learn from him. (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) This time, as readers who keep track of the country will know, I was there for the Union Peace Conference #3, according to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, or the Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong (UPC 21CP) #2, […]
  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:58:41 +0000: To Hopeland and Back: The 30th trip (15-18 May 2017) - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Everyman is my superior in some way In that I learn from him. (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) The trip came about due to the Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) Yangon Office’s plan to launch its latest work,” English-Myanmar Glossary of Federalism Terms,” on 16 May. It came in the wake of the 5 sets of proposals produced […]
  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:06:40 +0000: - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) The Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) is a private, nonprofit, multi-media organization which was established in Shan State in 1991. Our mission is to create a more informed and consequently a more empowered community by filling the information void and shedding light on the current situation in Burma, especially […]
  • Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:20:20 +0000: Prospect of the Karenni and Mon in the wake of uncertain UNFC’s subsistence - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    After the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) resignation, followed by the Wa National Organization (WNO), the hitherto United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) members of seven has been left with just five members. And of the remaining five, one of them – the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) – has also joined the Pangkham alliance, also known […]
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