Shan Herald News

  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:09:17 +0000: THE PLOT THICKENS:  Wa-led ethnic armed organization leaders unveiled a new peace process game plan - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The plot has thickened as the 21st Century Panglong Conference (21CPC), acknowledged as the only game in town is being threatened into a situation to accommodate another game plan headed by the Wa from their mini-state capital, generally known as Panghsang but now changed to Pangkham. The seven Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), United Wa State […]
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:23:45 +0000: Commentary on “Daw Suu breaks silence on U Ko Ni assassination” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    At long last, the lady has come out in the open to honor the fallen hero U Ko Ni and as well shows her stance of justification in the struggle for democracy. Although a bit late, it is better than never doing it. Hopefully, she would extend the return of her new found boldness, righteousness […]
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:42:13 +0000: Commentary on “‘Patriotism’ behind U Ko Ni assassination, says minister” - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The assassination motive of U Ko Ni could be many, including the extreme nationalism or should we say narrow nationalism. But one thing is sure that there is an organization or communities behind this assassination plot. It could be from ultranationalist to those who would tend to lose if and when U Ko Ni’s suggestions […]
  • Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:27:12 +0000: Shan National Conference blocked by Tatmadaw - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Burma’s military has intervened in plans for Shan National Conference (SNC), insisting that state capital Taunggyi cannot be used as a venue for the forum and instead directing organizers to smaller townships. According to Col. Sai La, an official with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), which is hosting the event, his […]
  • Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:58:37 +0000: Kutkai men arrested on suspicion of links to rebels - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Two men in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township have reportedly been arrested by the Burmese military on suspicion of association with a rebel armed group. According to Sai Jing Lu, an MP from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) representing Hsenwi Township Constituency No.2, the two villagers, Sai Aung Ba, 32, and Sai Kang, […]
  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:27:32 +0000: STAKEHOLDERS BUSY WITH POLITICAL MANEUVERING AS PANGLONG CONFERENCE NEARS:  The questions of political will and trust-building - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    As renewed heavy fighting erupted since almost one month ago, between the Kokang or Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Burma Army or Tatmadaw in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, in addition to the on and off skirmishes with members of the Northern Alliance-Burma (NAB),  the Chinese Ambassador to Burma, Hong Liang urged all […]
  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:04:05 +0000: Ethnic politicians call for guarantees ahead of NCA signing - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Several ethnic politicians have voiced the opinion that the Burmese government must offer greater guarantees if ethnic armed groups are to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), and say such proposals must be laid out at the second round of peace talks which are scheduled to be held in mid-March. Sai Kyaw Nyunt, one of […]
  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:24:26 +0000: Heal: Do Not Wound - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    “Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace – not return to war.” His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end of conflict in Myanmar. Myanmar is passing through some of the most agonizing moments in her history. With our hands reaching out, we appeal to all: Please heal – do […]
  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:59:28 +0000: Advocacy Group Calls for Reform of Burma’s Drug Laws and Policies - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    RANGOON — The Drug Policy Advocacy Group (DPAG) has called for a reform of Burma’s drug laws, demanding new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug users. “The 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law focuses on punishment. But what then, after a drug user is given imprisonment?” asked Dr. Nang Pann Ei Kham, coordinator […]
  • Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:42:51 +0000: ENAC hosts forum to discuss federal union policies - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Members of the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Centre (ENAC) are hosting talks with Burmese government representatives to discuss the nine ethnic affairs points drafted to support ambitions for the establishment of a federal union in Burma. Civil society groups and members of the public have also been invited to the two-day forum, branded the ENAC Policy […]
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