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  • Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:13:28 +0000: Hsipaw residents demand their land back - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Some 30 local residents of Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State marched through the streets on Thursday, demanding the return of lands which were seized by the previous military government. According to a locally based Shan Herald reporter: “There were about 30 villagers from Kha Laing protesting in the street. They were calling for the […]
  • Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:01 +0000: Residents demand halt to gold mining in Mong Phyak - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Local residents in eastern Shan State’s Mong Phyak Township have called for a gold-mining company to cease operations as the work is damaging their village and the environment. Sai Kham Jan, a member of the central executive committee of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP), told Shan Herald today that he had received complaints from […]
  • Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:10:13 +0000: Commander-in-Chief’s Europe Visit: Standard Army instead of Professional Army? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing visited Europe at the invitation of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) November last year and again starting from April 22, by its German counterpart, Chief of Defense of the German Armed Forces General Volker Weiker, which is still ongoing at this writing. His primary goal is to pay a […]
  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:54:13 +0000: Shan State regional dialogue criticized as hasty and unprepared - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Several delegates have criticized the Shan State regional-level dialogue as a hastily arranged and unprepared event. Some 400 representatives from political parties, the government, the Burmese armed forces, civil society, and ceasefire signatory groups are attending the talks, which kicked off in state capital Taunggyi yesterday. Ethnic armed groups that have not signed the Nationwide […]
  • Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:27:09 +0000: To Hopeland and Back: The 29th trip - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Day Three. Friday, 7 April 2017 We should not moor a ship with one anchor Or our life with one hope. Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) Nothing much to report for today. I have lunch at a monastery in Yankin township, where one of my nephews who’s newly wed and his bride are holding a merit-making ceremony. […]
  • Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:17:55 +0000: China-Myanmar Scholars Dialogue for Promoting Peace and Stability for Myanmar - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Presentation for Discussion Priorities for Peace China-Myanmar Scholars Dialogue for Promoting Peace and Stability for Myanmar (6 April 2017)   Introduction First of all, allow me to introduce myself as a Huaqiao, or officially a Haiwai Huaren otherwise a person of Chinese descent who lives outside China. I was born in this country. Accordingly, the […]
  • Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:06:25 +0000: To Hopeland and Back: The 29th trip - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    (5-9 April 2017) First OBSERVE Then SERVE Linda K.Burton (1952-) Two invitations came last March which enabled me to make another trip back to the country I have come to call Hopeland: One, to attend the “China-Myanmar Scholars Dialogue for Promoting Peace and Stability in Myanmar,” which was being jointly organized by Myanmar Institute of […]
  • Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:12:44 +0000: To Hopeland and Back: The 28th trip - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Day Four. Thursday, 30 March 2017 If you want to gather honey, Don’t kick over the beehive. Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) This morning, our special guest speaker is Khu Oo Reh, Vice Chairman of the KNPP and General Secretary of the UNFC. Coming from Loikaw at 05:00, he arrives at 07:30. And today, we are hearing […]
  • Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:41:06 +0000: HAPPENINGS IN APRIL: Burma still muddling through the peace process? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The month of April hasn’t yet end, but quite a lot of important happening has already taken place, which might be crucial in shaping the political future of the country. They are: the April 1, by-elections; April 6 to 11 President Htin Kyaw’s China visit; March 14 to April 7, Karen National Union (KNU) Congress; […]
  • Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:01:09 +0000: Muse residents protest People’s Militia plans to tax pier users - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Some 300 local residents staged a demonstration in Muse Township on Tuesday to protest a plan by the Namkham-based Myoma People’s Militia to take control of a pier at a river crossing in the village of Nong Kho. According to village headman Sai Soi, about 300 residents gathered in Nong Kho, which lies between the […]
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