Sunday, December 17, 2017

Myanmar: Human Rights Activist Denied Bail in Arakan State

RANGOON — A court in the Arakan State capital of Sittwe has denied a bail request from prominent human rights and environmental activist Khine...

Myanmar: Massive Highway Project Displaces Karen Communities: Rights Groups

RANGOON — A major highway project that will serve as a trade link between Burma and Thailand has been displacing local communities who live...

Myanmar: For Sumlut Roi Ja’s Husband, Trauma Continues Five Years After...

Since his wife disappeared in Oct. 2011, Dau Lum has struggled with chronic illness and depression. Sumlut Roi Ja, a then-28-year-old mother of one,...

Myanmar: Burma Army Claims Responsibility for Five Civilian Deaths in Northern...

RANGOON — The Burma Army has said it will take action against troops accused of killing civilians in a rural area of northern Shan...

Myanmar: Shan State Villagers Arrested by Myanmar Military Turn Up Dead...

Five days after the Myanmar army arrested three ethnic Palaung men and 11 Shan villagers working in a cornfield near Lashio township in conflict-ridden...

Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of life

Suicide rates and poverty are on the rise among rice farmers displaced by Myanmar's Paunglaung Dam. Paunglaung village, Myanmar - The Upper Paunglaung Dam sits...

Myanmar: Burmese Army Soldier Guns Down A 19-Year-Old Student in Myitkyina

Gum Seng Aung, a 19-year-old student, was shot dead by Burmese army soldiers at Thida quarter in Myitkyina on June 20 at around 9:40...

Myanmar: At a Southern Plantation, Laments for Lost Land

SHWE YAUNG PYA, Mon State — Some four hours’ drive from Rangoon off the main road to Moulmein in Mon State, the Shwe Yaung...

Myanmar: Burma Army Accused of Killing, Burning Bodies of Shan Villagers

RANGOON — According to Kachin and Shan community leaders, the Burma Army is responsible for killing and burning the bodies of several villagers in...