Shan Herald News

  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:57:14 +0000: Commentary on “A New Year’s Resolution” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Everyone is now of the opinion that the government needs a new radical and innovative approach, if the peace conference that is scheduled to kick off as soon as possible is to be fruitful. In a nutshell, the carrot and stick tactics has to be abandoned; all-inclusive participation has to be accepted; and most of […]
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:07:14 +0000: Burmese army clashes with RCSS/SSA in Mong Pawn - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    A Burmese army unit has exchanged small arms fire with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in the southern Shan State township of Mong Pawn. The incident happened at about 6am on Thursday, according to a resident in Loilem, who said the clash was between Burmese army Battalion 429 and RCSS/SSA troops […]
  • Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:50:49 +0000: Burma army orders SSPP/SSA to withdraw from Monghsu - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The Burmese military today ordered the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) to immediately withdraw its troops from Monghsu Township in southern Shan State, while many civilians in the area have also been requested to move out. Speaking to Shan Herald today, a local source in Mong Hsu who wished to remain anonymous said, […]
  • Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:53:51 +0000: Northern Burma Update: Burma Army Divides Kachin - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    In August 2016 the Burma Army began a major escalation of operations in northern Burma, Kachin State, with daily attacks against Gidon and Lai Hpawng posts in Waingmaw Township.  The purpose of this offensive is to cut off crucial Kachin Independence Organization (KIO – a political body representing the Kachin people) access to IDP camps north of the […]
  • Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:40:17 +0000: SNLD cites bribery concerns at Hsenwi checkpoint - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Citing concerns about corruption and graft, representatives of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) have petitioned the central government to reconsider the status of a checkpoint in northern Shan State that was reopened on January 16. The Nam Oon Gate, located between Lashio and Hsenwi townships, was closed down during the tenure of the […]
  • Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:35:11 +0000: WAR IN ETHNIC STATES: Is the Tatmadaw waging a just war? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Lately, the military bloc’s supporter, obviously made up of Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) members, former and active soldiers in civil and sympathizers have staged demonstration to support the Military’s or Tatmadaw’s “war of justice” or “just war” in Rangoon (Yangon), Moulmein (Mawlamyaing) and recently in Mandalay. Similar events would also take place in other […]
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:57:22 +0000: Thai passport agency cheated us, say 40 Shan workers - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Some 40 Shan migrant workers in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai province say they have been cheated by the Thai Isara Construction Company when applying through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) passport process, according to a representative from the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF). HRDF’s Mwe Oo Nanta, who is also assistant advisor to the Migrant […]
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:38:28 +0000: To Hopeland and Back, the 25th trip - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Day Two. Tuesday, 9 January 2017 How does the sea become the king of all streams? Because it lies lower than they! Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 66 John C.H.Wu translation Today, our friends go over what they had learned yesterday. And here are some of their comments: The Tatmadaw wants unity and we want unity. […]
  • Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:17 +0000: INVITATION: Professor Kenneth Holland of BSU to speak at JGU - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Download PDF File here : Invite Public Lecture on 8 Feb 2017
  • Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:00:33 +0000: 3 killed, 7 wounded by Burmese air strike in Kyaukme - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Burmese military fighter jets killed three villagers and injured seven others in a bombing mission in Kyaukme Township, northern Shan State, the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) said in statement released today. According to SHRF, the air strike took place in Pang Mark Mur village on December 26 last year. It said that Burma’s Light […]
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