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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 27 March, 2017
Date of publication: 27 March 2017
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Serious efforts made to ease local people’s difficulties in Rakhine State...YSX to extend trading time to four times a day in April...Vice President’s short excursion to Nanshan Temple...Clinical partners sought to offer care to workers...Police to educate public for reduction of crime during Thingyan 2017...Over 180,000 WY tablets seized...A year of nation-building endeavours through the education promotion programs...The brilliant Performance of Tatmadaw in Nyaung - Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu, Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt...Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population - Naing Lin Kyi..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Local, foreign media to visit Maungtaw...Exports from fishery sector fetched over US$500million this FY...Chin Shwe Haw border trade up by over US$200million...Food safety can scale up value at export market...Finalists chosen for AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualification.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 27 March, 2017
Date of publication: 27 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Monday 27 March, 2017
Date of publication: 27 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2017
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Title: Myanmar Law Library
Description/subject: A large number of Burma/Myanmar legal resources including laws from 1946, case law and links to collections containing further Burma/Myanmar legal material. Not very many recent laws.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2017
ML > Law and Constitution > Links to online locations of Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees, bills, regulations etc.


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar"Sunday 26 March, 2017
Date of publication: 26 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Enacted law should be beneficial to the State and people: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:New Bridge to promote socio-economy of Rakhine people...Children’s Literature Festival kicks off in Mawlamyine...Earth Hour celebrated for first time in Myanmar...1st Myanmar Smart Living Expo 2017 in Taunggyi on 31 March...Local gold price declines on 24 March...72nd Armed Forces Day to broadcast live...Man missing in Buthidaung Township...New Bridge to promote socio-economy of Rakhine people...Stimulant Tablets Seized in Maungtaw..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS:Vice-President U Myint Swe addresses Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017...Singapore lists as top investor in Thilawa SEZ with over $110 million...More than 44,000 tonnes of diesel imported by sea...Trade with Middle Eastern countries hit nearly $332 million over past 10 months...Ministry of Information to Perform the Tasks of Developing Literary World and Sharing News & Information...Indian government donated two ambulances for YCH...Vice President U Myint Swe visits tropical botanical garden in Boao...One-year journey of Ministry of Transport and Communications..... "OPINION":"The Important Role of Ba Ka Schools"-Dr Nu Nu Win..... ARTICLE: "The State Sanghamahanayaka Committee of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar"-Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Sunday 26 March, 2017
Date of publication: 26 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (15MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 26 March, 2017
Date of publication: 26 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2017
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Title: Human Rights Council - 34th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 22 March 2017
Description/subject: Resolution adopted without a vote on 24 March 2017.....Decides, inter alia, "to dispatch urgently an independent international fact-finding mission to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, including but not limited to arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, enforced disappearance, forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property, with a view to ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims, and requests the fact-finding mission to present to the Council an oral update at its thirty-sixth session and a full report at its thirty-seventh session" (op11)...and "to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar for a further period of one year..."(op27).
Language: English (links to Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish versions are in the top bar.
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council (A/HRC/34/L.8/Rev.1)
Format/size: pdf (217K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/A-HRC-34-L.8-Rev.1.pdf
https://documents.un.org/prod/ods.nsf/xpSearchResultsM.xsp (place A/HRC/34/L.8/Rev.1 in the symbol field)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Resolutions and Decisions on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council
Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (video)
Date of publication: 13 March 2017
Description/subject: - Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar- A/HRC/34/67/Add.1... Item:4 - Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention 34th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)... SPEAKERS Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Myanmar, Mr. Htin Lynn European Union, Mr. Carl Hallergard Philippines (On Behalf of the ASEAN Group), Ms. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela Pakistan(On Behalf of The OIC), Ms. Fareena Arshad Poland, Mr. Piotr Stachanczyk United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. Julian Braithwaite Croatia, Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos France, Ms. Thomas Wagner Czech Republic, Mr. Viktor Velek Denmark, Ms. Lone Thorup Switzerland, Mr. Valentin Zellweger Japan, Mr. Junichi Ihara Belgium, Ms. Marleen Steenbrugghe Australia, Ms. Tanya Bennett Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Emilio Segundo Barroeta Guillén China, Ms. Wang Ying Netherlands, Mr. Rochus Pronk Viet Nam, Mr. Duong Chi Dung Maldives, Ms. Hala Hameed New Zealand, Ms. Emily Buist-Catherwood Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Thailand, Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat United States of America, Mr. Bill Mozdzierz Estonia, Ms. Piret Urb Turkey, Ms. Beliz Celasin Rende Iraq, Mr. Falah Abdul Sada Norway, Ms. Harriet Berg Sweden, Ms. Veronika Bard Democratic People's of Korea, Mr. Jong Chol Mun Republic of Korea, Mr. Kyong-Lim Choi Albania, Ms. Filloreta Kodra Spain, Mr. Pablo Nuño Garcia Philippines, Ms. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela Belarus, Ms. Larisa Belskaya Sri Lanka, Ms. Shashika Somarahie Cambodia, Mr. Samol Ney Lao People's Democratic Republic , Mr. Khan-Inh Khitchadeth Bangladesh, Mr. Shameem Ahsan India, Mr. Ajit Kumar Iran (Islamic Republic of ), Mr. Mohammad Zareian Ireland, Ms. Nuala Ní Mhuircheartaigh Jubilee Campaign, Ms. Sini Maria Heikkila Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Ms. Wai Wai Nu International Federation for Human Rights Leagues, Ms. Sonia Tancic International Commission of Jurists, Ms. Zar Li Aye Amnesty International, Ms. Laura Haigh Article 19 - International Centre Against Censorship, The, Ms. Andrew Smith Asian Legal Resource Centre, Mr. Md. Ashrafuzzaman World Barua Organization (WBO), Mr. Irom Singhjeet Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Webcast
Format/size: Adobe Flash (2 hours 16 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Main UN human rights bodies working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (text and video) > Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (video)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 25 March, 2017
Date of publication: 25 March 2017
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: NRPC Meeting 1/2017 commences...Gems and jades sales fetches five folds more than floor price... Patients of food poisoning receive aid...Vocational training school to be built...Eyes Survive to be conducted in eleven regions...Literature workshop for national ethnic people held...Children’s paintings exhibited...10 purified water companies apply for FDA licenses...Union Minister Dr Pe Myint inspects Kayin State IPRD...Action will be taken for illegal increased fares during Thingyan...Shwe Taung Development, AYA Bank to sell apartments under long-term loan...New resort to be launched in Yangon’s Hlegu Township...Central Bank of Myanmar extensively engaged in monetary stability - Min Min Zaw (MNA)...Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw visits famous pagoda in MraukU...No paid pandals at 2017 Thingyan - Ko Moe...Heroin, stimulant pills seized in Lashio and Momeik..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Gov’t rejects UN Rakhine investigation ...The following the full text of the Press Release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on UN Human Rights Council’s resolution calling for the dispatch of an international Fact Finding Mission...Vice President U Myint Swe meets Vice Premier of China...Vice President U Myint Swe visits Boao, China...First Japanese food court opens in Myanmar...Myanmar registers trade deficit of over $5b in FY 2016-17...Export of industrial finished products declines by $335 million...Ramanya, home of Mon endowed with features of high potential ecotourism - July Moe..... "OPINION": "Boomerang Effect" - Khin Maung Oo.....ARTICLE: "Gaining Both Secular Success and Spiritual Merit" - Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Saturday 25 March, 2017
Date of publication: 25 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (17MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 25 March, 2017
Date of publication: 25 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
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Title: Press Release_of_MFA on UN Resolution.pdf
Date of publication: 25 March 2017
Description/subject: "The following (sic) the full text of the Press Release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on UN Human Rights Council’s resolution calling for the dispatch of an international Fact Finding Mission"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs via GNLM
Format/size: pdf (205K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: Cracks in the Silence - Sexual violence against children and challenges to accessing justice in Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma (English)
Date of publication: March 2017
Description/subject: "Since 2013, the number of reported cases of violence, particularly sexual violence, toward children in Burma has increased dramatically. So too is this the case in Mon State and Mon areas of Burma. HURFOM itself has seen a significant increase in the number of cases of violence toward children received between 2013 and 2016. However, due to the shame and stigma associated with sexual violence, as well as the challenges faced when accessing justice in Burma’s complex, pluralistic legal system, it is likely that the number is much higher than actually documented. This report by HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) analyzes 20 cases of violence toward children received from Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma between December 2013 and January 2017. The types of violence ranged from rape to human trafficking; however, in the majority of cases sexual violence was identified as the primary motive. While HURFOM acknowledges the small size of the dataset, this report aims to provide a platform for community perspectives on issues that they have identified as important to them, rather than to make general conclusions regarding the phenomenon. While analyzing the cases, interesting patterns in how families navigated the pluralistic legal system in Burma emerged, as well as a number of challenges they face when accessing justice while reporting a crime involving sexual violence. Thus, this report looks not only at individual cases, but also at the challenges villagers face when pursuing justice and the forms of agency, both individual and collective, they use to overcome these obstacles. This report is divided into six main sections. After the Introduction (Chapter 1) and Methodology (Chapter 2), this report provides a basic overview of the legal and administrative structures that deal with crime of a sexual nature. Furthermore, it provides brief examination of Burma’s international and domestic obligations to protect children. Next, Trends in Violence toward Children (Chapter 4) are provided including types of violence, perpetrators, and reporting chains, after which Voices of Villagers (Chapter 5) are presented, including individual and collective forms of agency, and perspectives on the increase in reports of sexual violence and challenges to accessing justice. Finally, Recommendations (Chapter 6) for the Burma government, including local government and administrative departments, the New Mon State Party (NMSP), as well as communitybased organizations (CBOs) are provided..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: WOMEN AND CHILD RIGHTS PROJECT (WCRP) THE HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF MONLAND (HURFOM
Format/size: pdf (3MB-reduced version; 4.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.rehmonnya.org/reports/Cracks-in-the-Silence-Eng.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > Human Rights > Children's Rights > Children's rights: reports of violations in Burma > Children's rights: reports of violations in Burma against individual ethnic groups > Childrens's rights in Mon State - reports of violations


Title: Cracks in the Silence - Sexual violence against children and challenges to accessing justice in Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma - Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: March 2017
Description/subject: "Since 2013, the number of reported cases of violence, particularly sexual violence, toward children in Burma has increased dramatically. So too is this the case in Mon State and Mon areas of Burma. HURFOM itself has seen a significant increase in the number of cases of violence toward children received between 2013 and 2016. However, due to the shame and stigma associated with sexual violence, as well as the challenges faced when accessing justice in Burma’s complex, pluralistic legal system, it is likely that the number is much higher than actually documented. This report by HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) analyzes 20 cases of violence toward children received from Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma between December 2013 and January 2017. The types of violence ranged from rape to human trafficking; however, in the majority of cases sexual violence was identified as the primary motive. While HURFOM acknowledges the small size of the dataset, this report aims to provide a platform for community perspectives on issues that they have identified as important to them, rather than to make general conclusions regarding the phenomenon. While analyzing the cases, interesting patterns in how families navigated the pluralistic legal system in Burma emerged, as well as a number of challenges they face when accessing justice while reporting a crime involving sexual violence. Thus, this report looks not only at individual cases, but also at the challenges villagers face when pursuing justice and the forms of agency, both individual and collective, they use to overcome these obstacles. This report is divided into six main sections. After the Introduction (Chapter 1) and Methodology (Chapter 2), this report provides a basic overview of the legal and administrative structures that deal with crime of a sexual nature. Furthermore, it provides brief examination of Burma’s international and domestic obligations to protect children. Next, Trends in Violence toward Children (Chapter 4) are provided including types of violence, perpetrators, and reporting chains, after which Voices of Villagers (Chapter 5) are presented, including individual and collective forms of agency, and perspectives on the increase in reports of sexual violence and challenges to accessing justice. Finally, Recommendations (Chapter 6) for the Burma government, including local government and administrative departments, the New Mon State Party (NMSP), as well as communitybased organizations (CBOs) are provided..."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: WOMEN AND CHILD RIGHTS PROJECT (WCRP) THE HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF MONLAND (HURFOM)
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB-reduced version; 7.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.rehmonnya.org/reports/Cracks-in-the-Silence-Bur.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > Human Rights > Children's Rights > Children's rights: reports of violations in Burma > Children's rights: reports of violations in Burma against individual ethnic groups > Childrens's rights in Mon State - reports of violations


Title: Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma (English)
Date of publication: July 2016
Description/subject: INTRODUCTION: "Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation. In this report, HURFOM reports on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Burma. This FDI report aims to elaborate on the activities of and express solidarity with local people who are directly or indirectly being affected by FDI, especially linked to companies that will burn coal to fire their power plants. To exhibit current challenges and bring into focus some of the key obstacles and changes in the Mon context, this report uses case studies of appeals and direct interviews with people living in Mon State, who are also living in the vicinity of new investment projects. It will specifically look at different Townships in Mon State which have new or older investment projects. HURFOM recommends effective and immediate solutions to the problems that these foreign investors create, especially in relation to environmental destruction and displacement. This report will discuss the different and complex ways in which FDI influences and changes the lives of local people, not only changes in agriculture but also how they have to adjust their way of life. FDI cripples their livelihoods, physically and mentally, changing Burma’s minority ethnic communities. This report is considered essential for raising awareness and gaining a better understanding of good governance shortcomings in relation to violations by industries, especially concerning the protection of the livelihoods of local people. Furthermore, it may serve as an input for discussions and formulations of guidelines, rules and legal documents to protect local people against exploitation, land-grabbing, land confiscation and unfair compensation. Finally, it will support the country in tackling the present day and future challenges in order to create a prosperous future in equality, not only for a few, but for all people of Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Human Rights Foundation of Monland – Burma [HURFOM]
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB-reduced version; 8.7MB-original version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.rehmonnya.org/reports/Examining-FDI-in-Eng.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > Economy > Investment in Burma/Myanmar > Political, social and economic dimensions of investment in Burma
Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Administration and administrative areas > Mon State


Title: Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma (Burmese မန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: July 2016
Description/subject: INTRODUCTION: "Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation. In this report, HURFOM reports on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Burma. This FDI report aims to elaborate on the activities of and express solidarity with local people who are directly or indirectly being affected by FDI, especially linked to companies that will burn coal to fire their power plants. To exhibit current challenges and bring into focus some of the key obstacles and changes in the Mon context, this report uses case studies of appeals and direct interviews with people living in Mon State, who are also living in the vicinity of new investment projects. It will specifically look at different Townships in Mon State which have new or older investment projects. HURFOM recommends effective and immediate solutions to the problems that these foreign investors create, especially in relation to environmental destruction and displacement. This report will discuss the different and complex ways in which FDI influences and changes the lives of local people, not only changes in agriculture but also how they have to adjust their way of life. FDI cripples their livelihoods, physically and mentally, changing Burma’s minority ethnic communities. This report is considered essential for raising awareness and gaining a better understanding of good governance shortcomings in relation to violations by industries, especially concerning the protection of the livelihoods of local people. Furthermore, it may serve as an input for discussions and formulations of guidelines, rules and legal documents to protect local people against exploitation, land-grabbing, land confiscation and unfair compensation. Finally, it will support the country in tackling the present day and future challenges in order to create a prosperous future in equality, not only for a few, but for all people of Burma..."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: The Human Rights Foundation of Monland – Burma [HURFOM]
Format/size: pdf (13MB-reduced version; 22.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.rehmonnya.org/reports/Examining-FDI-in-Bur.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017
ML > Economy > Investment in Burma/Myanmar > Political, social and economic dimensions of investment in Burma
Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Administration and administrative areas > Mon State


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 24 March, 2017
Date of publication: 24 March 2017
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sagaing Region needs to boost transport, electricity...Conspiracy to launch armed attack in Maungtaw District foiled...Tatmadaw Troops occupy MNDAA’s outposts...Conspiracy to launch armed attack in Maungtaw District foiled... Amyotha Hluttaw deputy speaker recounts parliamentary experience to Kyauktaw dwellers...Paddy husk-fired power plant opened in Nay Pyi Taw...MPs discuss New Yangon City project...Sagaing Region needs to boost transport, electricity...Rubber yield in Mon State dropped by 25 per cent this year...We Will Cooperate For Renewal Of Agricultural Sector...Nay Pyi Taw Zoological garden to celebrate 9th Anniversary...Education festival to be held in Yangon...Only Ph.D & B.Ed holders can be registered teacher this year...Uncut and raw jades sold in Kyats...Pre-Thingyan sales by YGN Fashion Village...150th anniversary of Minbya to be celebrated for three days...One year performance of Bago Region Government..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Professionals of JICA Discuss at Dental Institute, Yangon...Japan grants US$ 18,369 fro four fire engines...National Security Adviser attends BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs Meeting...Fuel oil importers to request Ministry to review invitation of FDI...Myanmar-Thailand border trade value up by over US$ 200 million...Nearly 1.5 million tonnes of rice exported as of mid March...Stock trading on YSX rose, fetched nearly Ks 9 billion...Commander-in-Chief attends Karatedo Contest...Cooperate with international organizations for the development of Bago River and Sittaung River Basins..... "OPINION": "Peace in Rakhine State crucial to peace throughout the country" - Tha Sein..... ARTICLE: "Fintech Deals in South East Asia Hit Record Numbers in 2016"-Jonathan Nieh
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 24 March, 2017
Date of publication: 24 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (18MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 24 March, 2017
Date of publication: 24 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2017
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Title: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Asia: Myanmar
Date of publication: 29 December 2016
Description/subject: "...Combined with its geographical location (sandwiched between two of the world’s largest polluters, China and India), it is no wonder that the country was recently called the second most vulnerable in the world to the impacts of climate change. Of these, the effects of rising sea level have some of the greatest potential for causing widespread devastation in the country. The estimated 0.5 meter rise, which is predicted to occur by 2100, could result in the Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline advancing by 10 km – a development which would significantly impact poorer, rural Burmese employed in the agricultural sector..."
Author/creator: Dr. Miriam Grinberg
Language: English
Source/publisher: PISAspeak
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2017
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - Burma/Myanmar > Sea-level rise, Burma/Myanmar


Title: NASA Sea level change portal
Description/subject: Understanding Sea Level... NASA keeps track of sea level change and its causes from space... Find out more about how NASA satellite observations...help our understanding of this complex topic.... Causes; Observations; Projections; Adaptati
Language: English
Source/publisher: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Format/size: html etc.
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2017
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - science > Climate Change science - Global Warming > Climate Change science - Sea-level rise


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Date of publication: 22 March 2017
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 March, 2017
Date of publication: 23 March 2017
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2017


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Date of publication: 22 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (14MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2017


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Thursday 23 March, 2017
Date of publication: 23 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2017


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Date of publication: 22 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2017


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 23 March, 2017
Date of publication: 23 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2017


Title: WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016
Date of publication: 21 March 2017
Description/subject: Executive summary: "Warming continued in 2016, setting a new temperature record of approximately 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, and 0.06 °C above the previous highest value set in 2015. Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) reached new highs at 400.0 ± 0.1 ppm in the atmosphere at the end of 2015. Global sea-ice extent dropped more than 4 million km 2 below average – an unprecedented anomaly – in November. Global sea levels rose strongly during the 2015/2016 El Niño, with the early 2016 values making new records. The powerful 2015/2016 El Niño event exerted a strong influence on the climate and societies against a background of long-term climate change. Severe droughts affected agriculture and yield production in many parts of the world, particularly in southern and eastern Africa and parts of Central America, where several million people experienced food insecurity and hundreds of thousands were displaced internally, according to reports from the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Hurricane Matthew in the North Atlantic led to the most damaging meteorological disaster, with Haiti sustaining the heaviest casualties. There were also major economic losses in the United States and elsewhere in the region. Flooding severely affected eastern and southern Asia with hundreds of lives lost, hundreds of thousands of people displaced and severe economic damage. Wet conditions led to good crop production in many parts of the Sahel, with record yields reported in Mali, Niger and Senegal. 1 Detection and attribution studies have demon - strated that human influence on the climate has been a main driver behind the unequivocal warming of the global climate system observed since the 1950s, according to the Fifth Assess - ment Report of IPCC. Human influence has also led to significant regional temperature increases at the continental and subcontinental levels. Shifts of the temperature distribution to warmer regimes are expected to bring about increases in the frequency and intensity of extremely warm events."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Meteorological Organisation
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB-reduced version; 3.2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://library.wmo.int/opac/doc_num.php?explnum_id=3414
Date of entry/update: 22 March 2017
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - inter-governmental bodies, treaties, meetings, reports, commentaries


Title: Climate breaks multiple records in 2016, with global impacts.
Date of publication: 21 March 2017
Description/subject: xtreme and unusual trends continue in 2017... The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. WMO issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate ahead of World Meteorological Day on 23 March. It is based on multiple international datasets maintained independently by global climate analysis centres and information submitted by dozens of WMO Members National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and Research Institutes and is an authoritative source of reference. Because the social and economic impacts of climate change have become so important, WMO partnered with other United Nations organizations for the first time this year to include information on these impacts. “This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. “Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the year,” he said. “With levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere consistently breaking new records, the influence of human activities on the climate system has become more and more evident,” said Mr Taalas. The increased power of computing tools and the availability of long term climate data have made it possible today, through attribution studies, to demonstrate clearly the existence of links between man-made climate change and many cases of high impact extreme events in particular heatwaves, he said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Meteorological Organisation (Press Release)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 March 2017
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - inter-governmental bodies, treaties, meetings, reports, commentaries


Title: State and Region Financing, Planning and Budgeting in Myanmar
Date of publication: 08 February 2017
Description/subject: "Effective subnational public financial management is essential if state and region governments are to achieve their potential in addressing local and national policy development priorities, including the delivery of public services in their areas of jurisdiction. This report provides a foundation for a better understanding of the current subnational public financial management in Myanmar. It presents an overview of the constitutional, institutional, and financing framework that determines subnational public expenditure. The report particularly focuses on assessing both how priorities and investments are determined in sectors that are now under the authority of state and region governments, and those which remain under direction from the Union level."
Author/creator: Roger Shotton, Zin Wint Yee, and Khin Pwint Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB-reduced version; 11.4MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/State-and-Region-Financing-Budgeting-and-Plann...
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
ML > Governance > Governance in Burma/Myanmar


Title: The Provision of Public Goods and Services in Urban Areas in Myanmar
Date of publication: 15 February 2017
Description/subject: "With over a third of the Myanmar’s population living in urban areas, the governance of towns and cities is of increasing importance. With rising rates of urbanization and population growth, urban services are a critical interface between citizens and government. Outside of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, urban agencies called Development Affairs Organizations (DAOs) provide a range of services and goods to the urban populace as well as oversee local economic governance. As key actors for urban management, attention to and support of DAOs are vital to Myanmar’s democratic transition and economic development. The Asia Foundation and the Renaissance Institute are pleased to present this research on the planning and budgeting frameworks and processes of DAOs."
Author/creator: Michael Winter and Mya Nandar Thin
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB-reduced version; 4.2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://asiafoundation.org/publication/provision-public-goods-services-urban-areas-myanmar/
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
ML > Governance > Governance in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Date of publication: 21 March 2017
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2017


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Date of publication: 21 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (17MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2017


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Date of publication: 21 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2017


Title: Google search results for "Rohingya Aljazeera" (videos)
Description/subject: About 369,000 results (March 2017) - videos about the Rohingya on Al Jazeera.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aljazeera via Google
Format/size: Adobe Flash via Google
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: Governance
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
ML > Governance > Governance - theory and practice


Title: Good Governance (Google search results)
Description/subject: About 39,600,000 results (March 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: hrml
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2017
ML > Governance > Governance - theory and practice


Title: Dooplaya Field Report: Military conflict, violent abuse, and destruction caused by development projects, January to December 2015
Date of publication: 07 October 2016
Description/subject: "This Field Report describes events which occurred in Dooplaya District, southeast Burma/Myanmar, between January and December 2015. It includes information submitted by KHRG community members on a range of human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including ceasefire concerns, the military situation, rape, violent abuse and killing cases, development projects, land confiscation, health and education, natural resource extraction and land mines. The military situation in Dooplaya District is ongoing following the preliminary ceasefire. Based on one report, military target practice conducted by Tatmadaw in Win Yin (Win Yay) Township affected local civilian’s rubber plantations, as well as their livelihoods. Over one thousand villagers from five different villages in Kawkareik Township fled their homes and sought shelter at monasteries because of the outbreak of fighting on the Asian Highway between DKBA and Tatmadaw. Local schools in these villages were consequently affected, and were forced to close temporarily due to fears for the safety of the students. Four sensitive incidents such as rape, violent threats, violent abuse and killing occurred in Kawkariek and Kyainseikgyi townships, committed by ethnic armed groups and neighbouring villagers. Two women were raped, one of whom became pregnant, and the other woman was physically harmed as a consequence of the rape. One villager was arrested and violently abused by a Karen ethnic armed group and one villager was killed by neighbouring villagers who accused him of practicing black magic. Regarding development projects, Burma/Myanmar government, private companies, and wealthy individuals implemented infrastructure, particularly roads and bridges, in Win Yin, Kyainseikgyi, Kyonedoe and Kawkareik townships. A regional project for the Asian Highway was implemented in Kawkareik Township in 2014 and completed in 2015. It crossed through 17 villages and destroyed villagers’ plantations, paddy fields, shops and houses along the route. Only a few local residents were consulted by project developers in advance; the remaining residents were neither consulted nor compensated for the destruction and loss of their land."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (1.3MB)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-2-f1_dooplaya_-_2015_updated_wb.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Hpapun Interview: Saw B---, October 2016
Date of publication: 02 March 2017
Description/subject: "The following Interview was conducted by a community member trained by KHRG to monitor local human rights conditions. It was conducted in Hpapun District on October 12th 2016 and is presented below translated exactly as it was received, save for minor edits for clarity and security.This interview was received along with other information from Hpapun District, including six other interviews and 62 photographs."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (239K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-84-a2-_i1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma: Internal displacement/forced migration of individual ethnic groups > Internal displacement/forced migration of Karen villagers


Title: Ongoing Militarisation in Southeast Myanmar
Date of publication: 20 October 2016
Description/subject: "This detailed commentary examines ongoing militarisation in southeast Myanmar from 2014 to 2016. It includes villager's perspectives on military presence in and near villages; ongoing rotation of troops, re-supply of rations, weapons and ammunition and the strengthening of existing bases; military trainings, unexploded ordance and remnants of war; landmines; ongoing skirmishes between armed actors and impact on villagers; extrajudicial killings, human rights abuses and threats by armed actors; land confiscations by armed actors; ongoing displacement and livelihood issues of communities as a result of militarisation and land confiscations. This commentary includes recommendations based on villager's voices"
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (English-2.5MB; Burmese-4.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/militarisation_en_resizeweb_v2.pdf (English)
http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/militarisation_bu_resizeweb_v2.pdf (Burmese)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security


Title: Dooplaya Situation Update: Win Yay Township, June to July 2015
Date of publication: 15 March 2017
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June and July 2015, including the relationship between Tatmadaw and civilians, the relationship between Karen National Liberation Army and civilians, education, healthcare, community situation, the relationship between Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army and civilians’ business situation. Some local Karen villagers in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District have lack of trust in KNLA because they feel that KNLA has not protected civilians since the preliminary ceasefire. According to some local villagers in Dawei Pauk village tract, Win Yay Township, some Burma/Myanmar government school teachers do not treat the students well if they cannot follow the lessons. Moreover, some children were told by their teachers not to go to the church on Sunday. There is limited improvement for local women In Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District because their limited education means that they were not chosen to be leaders. Most Karen people in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District earn their living from cultivation, but after the [preliminary] ceasefire, many farms and gardens close to the Asian Highway road were damaged, causing a serious problem for farmers’ livelihoods."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (863K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-85-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Hpa-an Interview: Saw A--- and Saw B---, October 2016
Date of publication: 20 February 2017
Description/subject: "This Interview with Saw A--- and Saw B--- describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District before September 2016, including forced labour, forced porters, arbitrary demands and fighting between armed groups. Between 2014 and 2016, the villagers who live in E--- and F--- villages, Meh Proo village tract, were forced to do forced labour for the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) led by Commander-in-Chief, Kyaw Thet, and Second Commander-in-Chief, Bo Bee. Before fighting broke out in September 2016 between the Border Guard Force, assisted by the Tatmadaw, and the DKBA, villagers from E--- and F--- villages were forced to porter rations and woven baskets containing landmines by the DKBA. The DKBA arbitrarily demanded 100 baskets of husked rice from E--- and G--- villages to store and use during the fighting. Between 400 and 500 villagers in Meh Proo village tract fled to D--- village because of the fighting between the BGF, aided by the Tatmadaw, and the DKBA, in September 2016."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (1.12MB)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-86-a3-i1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma: Internal displacement/forced migration of individual ethnic groups > Internal displacement/forced migration of Karen villagers


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 20 March, 2017
Date of publication: 20 March 2017
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New economic zones in favour...Gems and jade sales kick off in Nay Pyi Taw...100-year-old office building abandoned after earthquake in Taikkyi...Network conference to be held in Yangon...New bridge being built in Mawlamyinegyun Township under government plan...Telecommunication tower installations in Chin State almost complete...Providing health care to pregnant women every Wednesday...600 star tortoises to be released to Minsontaung Sanctuary...Paper-reading session on media development concludes...Car showrooms and sales centres faces falling sales...Myanma Insurance to launch new health insurance system...Senior General visits Magway war veterans..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...Taxation on jade exports to be assessed in local currency...Capital goods imports decrease...Insurers negotiate to introduce crop insurance in Myanmar...Myanmar Law Students’ First Participation in an International Moot Court Competition - Dr. Myint Zan..... "OPINION": "Recent Laukkai incidents cannot be seen in isolation" - Tha Sein.....ARTICLE: "Celebrating seventy years of Myanmar Foreign Ministry" - Sayar Mya. Continued from 19-3-2017
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2017


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Monday 20 March, 2017
Date of publication: 20 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (17MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2017


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 20 March, 2017
Date of publication: 20 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2017


Title: Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyonedoe Township, April 2016 to July 2016
Date of publication: 03 February 2017
Description/subject: " This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyonedoe Township, Dooplaya District during the period between April and July 2016, including education, healthcare, the situation for civilians, Burma/Myanmar government military (Tatmadaw) activity, Border Guard Force (BGF), Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA), Karen Peace Council (KPC) and Karen National Union (KNU) activities. In Kyonedoe Township, Dooplaya District, there were a number of problems affecting civilians, including low incomes for rubber plantation workers, forced labour, taxation and land destruction. Some of the local students in Kyonedoe Township had to stop studying after they finished primary school in their villages, because their parents could not support them if they went to study at the Burma/Myanmar government’s middle school. The Burma/Myanmar government has opened a clinic for the villagers but it lacks supplies and local villagers continue to use traditional medicine. Tatmadaw activity has decreased in Kyonedoe Township. The BGF, DKBA and KPC are all still active in the Township, while the KNU is working to make villagers aware of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and drug policies."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (204K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-63-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Hpapun Situation Update: Dwe Lo Township, August to September 2016
Date of publication: 28 February 2017
Description/subject: " This Situation Update describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District during the period between August and September 2016, including education, military activity, and illegal logging. There are two types of schools in Dwe Lo Township; the Burma/Myanmar government schools and the Karen National Union (KNU) schools. The Border Guard Force (BGF) now patrols the Taw Tho Lo Tatmadaw Army Camp; however, four Tatmadaw soldiers also operate with the BGF. Commander of BGF Company #3, Bo Maung So, illegally logged teak trees near Ff--- village. He took the teak logs to K’Ter Tee by truck on October 23rd 2016, at around 08:00 AM."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (512K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-100-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Dooplaya Interview: Saw A---, August 2015
Date of publication: 08 February 2017
Description/subject: "his Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District, prior to and including August 2015, including armed group activities, taxation and a rape case. Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) collect yearly taxes from villagers such as farm, hill farm, chainsaw, lumber saw and wild yam business tax. Local villagers mentioned that the DKBA tax villagers based on the Karen National Union (KNU) taxation system which they have also been paying. A DKBA soldier named Nya Kheh, under Company Commander Hsah Noo has been logging trees on a B--- villager's land without paying compensation. He also threatened villagers not to complain about what he does, by saying he would cut more trees if the villagers do so. A woman named Naw C--- was raped by a DKBA soldier named Hpah Ta Roh in July 2015 in Kawkareik Township. After she was raped she was threatened by Hpah Ta Roh not to report the rape to the village head or anyone else therefore the case had not been resolved at the time of the interview."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (807K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-80-a4-i1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Thaton Interview: Ma N---, July 2015
Date of publication: 02 February 2017
Description/subject: "This Interview with Ma N--- describes arbitrary arrest and torture occurring in Thaton Township, Thaton District, during the period between June and July 2013. She described how her husband was arbitrarily arrested and tortured by the Myanmar police in June 2013. Her husband finally said that he was involved in a bus robbery, although he asserts that was not involved. He confessed to the crime after torture by the Myanmar police. The robbery that Myanmar police suspected Ma N---‘s husband was suspected of was the Yar Zar Min bus robbery that happened in Mon State, Thaton Township, Thaton District on June 8th 2013 when a bus was intercepted by robbers whilst heading from Kyaik Kha Mi to Yangon."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (250K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-71-a2-i1_pdf.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Toungoo Interview: Saw A---, January 2016
Date of publication: 02 February 2017
Description/subject: "This Interview with Saw A--- describes an arbitrary arrest that occurred in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District, in January 2016. Saw A--- describes how he was arrested and sued because of a demonstration, which he and other people held against Kaung Myanmar Aung Company on January 12th 2016 after the company confiscated villagers’ lands. Saw A--- faces criminal charges for using a loudspeaker, as it broke the law against the disturbance of public peace. Chief of Police, Aye Zaw from No. 2 Police Station, Toungoo District, submitted the charge against him as a complainant."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (579K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-10-a8-i1_pdf.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma: Internal displacement/forced migration of individual ethnic groups > Internal displacement/forced migration of Karen villagers


Title: Hpapun Field Report: Killing, violent abuse, landmine incident, military activity, forced labour, displacement, and poor health and education make villagers feel insecure, January to December 2015
Date of publication: 19 December 2016
Description/subject: "This Field Report includes information submitted by KHRG community members describing events occurring in Hpapun District between January and December 2015. The report describes human rights violations, including theft, looting, killing, violent abuses, a landmine incident, forced labour, land confiscation, forced relocation, explicit threats and forced recruitment. The report also documents issues important to the local communities, such as access to education and healthcare."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (787K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-4-f1_hpapun_2015_wb.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Dooplaya Interview: Naw G---, September 2016
Date of publication: 14 December 2016
Description/subject: "Naw G--- describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District. In August 2016, four villagers were injured by shrapnel during the fighting between Border Guard Force (BGF) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) splinter group Na Ma Kya in D--- village. One teenager was blinded by the shrapnel, her mother was injured by shrapnel below her armpit and her father’s nape of his head was also injured by shrapnel. One pregnant woman from D--- village was also injured by shrapnel."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (252K)
Alternate URLs: http://khrg.org/sites/default/files/16-79-a2-i1_wb_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: Toungoo Field Report: Slow transitions towards real change, January to December 2015
Date of publication: 20 January 2017
Description/subject: "The following photographs are part of a larger human rights report. Please follow the link for the full report:"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - Impact on village life, including health and education


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 19 March, 2017
Date of publication: 19 March 2017
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Message of Greetings sent by President U Htin Kyaw on the occasion of the 43rd Anniversary Celebration of Mon State Day...10 win Academy Award...Academy Awards recognize 10 films from 2016...State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sends a message to the Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards Presentation Ceremony for 2016...Haka real estate market active again...Performance of Health and Sports Ministry during the one-year period - Kyaw Thu Htet...Paper Reading Session supports media development...Heavy weapons sent by MNDAA aimed delay Tatmadaw’s operation...Members of Maungtaw Commission meet with the locals from Muslim Community...Free health care provided and DHF prevention measures taken...Myanmar modern songs and classical music fund concert to be held...Waterway service available during water festival...Drinking water to distribute daily to water-scarce villages in summer...Shan chieftain palace, graveyard renovated to preserve architectural design...Sculpture village to be turned into world famous wood-carving site...Economic, Social, Political Progress during one year period in Mandalay Region - Maung Thet..... E3XTERNAL RELATIONS: NSA stresses importance of peace and stability for Myanmar’s development at meeting with foreign business community in Yangon...Current FY sees export value up by nearly US$400m...Over 11,000 tonnes of rubber exported through border in Feb...MIC chair meets foreign business communities...Curriculum Vitae of His Excellency Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Republic of the Philippines...South-East Asia countries adopt Call for Action to accelerate efforts to End TB..... "OPINION": "For the future of our country" - Dr. Nu Nu Win.....ARTICLE: "Celebrating seventy years of Myanmar Foreign Ministry" - Sayar Mya
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Sunday 19 March, 2017
Date of publication: 19 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (14MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 19 March, 2017
Date of publication: 19 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2017
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Title: Myanmar Governance Discussion Paper Series
Description/subject: More than 20 papers on different aspects of governance ad decentraliation in Myanmar
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2017
ML > Governance > Governance in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 18 March, 2017
Date of publication: 18 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: K 30 Billion To Be Spent For Supplying Electric Power Needed for Yangon Region During the Summer Season...PYITHU HLUTTAW: 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw 4th Regular Meeting concludes...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: MPs should do their best to fulfill constituents’ requests Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MOFA celebrates 70th Anniversary... The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor Press Release 16th March 2017: The Government of Myanmar welcomes the Interim Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State...Ministry prioritises good working environment for nurses, midwives...Be adaptable to change says Minister for Information...Rakhine Advisory Commission recommends more than 30 points...U Ko Ni court case scheduled for next week..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: State Counsellor receives foreign delegations...Myanmar-US bilateral trade reached nearly $330 million over past 10 months...Myanmar’s tea leaves to be exported to Germany...Trade using ITCs at borders hits over Ks14 billion...US$ 230 million in FDI entered Myanmar in February...Efforts are being made for expanding into new overseas markets: Ministry of Commerce - July Moe...Myanmar bamboo products to penetrate international market...Taninthayi Region bans import of frozen chicken from abroad...New expressway bus terminal to emerge in Yamethin within 1.5 years...Accounting and finance sector seeks more skilled employees...Thanlyin Bridge 1 will not collect gate fees beginning in April...Yaba pills seized in Hpa Kant and Lashio...Tatmadaw clears base camps of MNDAA in Shan State...Arrangements for families to meet relatives in custody for October Maungtaw events...Villager found dead in Maungtaw...Armed group blocks Union Highway...KS 300 million worth of WY seized...Thai court dismisses labour abuse suit against chicken farm...Motorboat catches fire in Kyaukpyu...Achievement made by Magway region government in one year period - Phoe Thet..... "OPINION": "We have yet to move on to our destination: A Federal Democratic Union" - Khin Maung Oo.....ARTICLE: "Myanmars’ marvelous spirit of water donation to others" - Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf 2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 18 March, 2017
Date of publication: 18 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Saturday 18 March, 2017
Date of publication: 18 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
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Title: China and Myanmar’s Peace Process
Date of publication: March 2017
Description/subject: Summary: • China’s interest in the Myanmar peace process is focused on the armed ethnic groups along the border in Kachin and Shan states—in particular, the Kachin Independence Army, the United Wa State Army, and the Kokang Army. These organizations have historical and cultural ties with ethnic groups across the border in China as well as political and economic connections. • China’s official position follows the principle of noninterference and its official policy is “persuading for peace and facilitating dialogues.” In practice, its attitude has been more ambiguous. • Beijing does not necessarily believe that comprehensive peace is attainable for the foreseeable future. Its priority is therefore to prepare for different uncertainties and maximize its flexibility in the process. • China’s role is complicated by the behavior of certain Chinese special interest groups and individuals who have offered direct financial support for ethnic armed organiza - tions in Myanmar. • Under Myanmar’s new National League for Democracy government, ties with China have improved significantly. China has played a positive role in persuading armed groups to join the Union Peace Conference in 2016, but its future policy and role will depend on the development of bilateral relations and the evolving definition of China’s national interests"..... Contents: Historical Sources of Tension 2... Chinese Diplomacy and the Myanmar Peace Process 3... Factors Shaping Chinese Policy 5... A Central-Provincial Disconnect? 7... Chinese Business Interests 8... Key Ethnic Armed Groups 10... Conclusion .
Author/creator: Yun Sun
Language: English
Source/publisher: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Format/size: pdf (261K)
Alternate URLs: https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr401-china-and-myanmar-peace-process.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)
Foreign Relations > China-Burma relations


Title: Press Release on the Interim Report and recommedations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State)
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Description/subject: Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", 18 March 2017
Format/size: pdf (236K)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
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Title: Myanmar’s Next Great Transformation: Enclosing the oceans and our aquatic resources
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Description/subject: "Myanmar is on the frontlines of a new cycle of great transformation. In Myanmar today a whole series of important changes in access and control of the country’s vast coastal and inland aquatic resources are on the verge of unfolding. Aquatic resources cover everything from fish, mangroves, coral reefs and other plants, to the sand and the coast, to oil and gas and the water itself. A huge variety of aquatic resources currently feed into fisher peoples’ lives and livelihoods in Myanmar. At their core these new dynamics threaten to take these resources out of reach of villagers and the country as a whole, and placing them firmly in the logic of a market-system that is becoming so prevalent today. The varied processes of enclosure currently unfolding the length of the Myanmar coastline and inland raise important questions about who has access and control over the country’s aquatic resources and who benefits from using them. Equally important is that the situation today is raising crucial questions about who will have access and control of these resources and who will be able to benefit from them and for what purposes in the future. The huge – and hugely profound – conflict over land and right to land spotlights the fact that such issues have never been simple or uncontroversial in Myanmar. Yet in the case of aquatic resources, the danger is particularly high that poor communities, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable and marginalized people are on the verge of losing out. The threat is real and the danger is high. Alarm bells are ringing, but who is listening?..."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Transnational Institute (TNI)
Format/size: pdf (English: 275K-reduced version; 361K-original...Burmrse: 4.6MB-original, 1.1-reduced version);
Alternate URLs: https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/tni_pb_myanmar_online_100317.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/TNI-2017-03-Enclosing_the_oceans-bu-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
ML > Water, including dams > Water bodies (global. regional) > Water in Burma - water security and water bodies (including coastal waters) > Burma's water bodies - general


Title: Addressing drug problems in Myanmar: 5 key interventions that can make a difference (English, Burmese မန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 08 February 2017
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "Myanmar’s drug policies are out-dated and inadequate to respond to the great challenges posed by problematic drug use and production in the country. The 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law has failed to eliminate - or even reduce - drug use, trafficking and production. Worse, the implementation of harsh policies and penalties has caused immense additional harm to Myanmar people and communities. Thousands of people have been unnecessarily exposed to the risk of infectious diseases and premature death as a direct result of those policies. Myanmar prisons are filled with drug users serving long-term sentences for mostly non-violent small drug offenses, while major traffickers are left undisturbed. Entire villages of impoverished poppy farmers have been targeted by forced eradication campaigns and pushed further into poverty, without any viable livelihoods alternatives to survive and pay for healthcare and education of their children. Fortunately, successful interventions have also been conducted in the country. HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs started to decline following the implementation of health and harm reduction services for drug users. The lives of thousands of drug users and their families have hugely improved, thanks to the benefits of methadone programmes initiated by Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports. Several isolated communities from Eastern Shan State that were included in alternative development programmes voluntarily abandoned opium cultivation and successfully transitioned towards licit livelihoods strategies. These domestic experiences add up to a growing body of evidence from all around the world, which indicate that policies grounded in public health, human rights and development, can yield an impressively wide range of benefits. Indeed, such policies not only improve people’s health and support livelihoods, they also lower levels of drug related crime and corruption, reduce violence, conflict, and pressure on the criminal justice system, and ultimately result in greater social cohesion. Existing good practices are no doubt positive steps but are yet to be implemented at scale. Overall, the lack of adequate response by previous Governments has led to great frustration among affected communities and the Myanmar population at large, as drug related problems have continued to mount and have become a key national concern. Time has come to learn from such failures, embrace a different approach and adopt policies that are based on public health, community safety, human rights and development. Only such policies will deliver on the promise to improve people’s lives; only such policies will truly allow Myanmar to reduce the harm caused by problematic drug use, trafficking and production."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Transnational Institute/Drug Policy Advocacy Group Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (English 1.1MB-reduced version; 6.1MB-original... Burmese: 2.7MB-reduced version)
Alternate URLs: https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/drug_problem_in_myamar_final_feb8_english.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/tni-2017-02-12-drug_problem_in_myanmar-bu-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 March, 2017
Date of publication: 17 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: MPs debate Ks30 billion allocation for sufficient power supply to Yangon Region in summer...OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Solutions for Rakhine - Gov’t welcomes recommendations by Advisory Commission on Rakhine State...Health ministry tells nurses to submit their difficulties to MNMC...Vice President U Myint Swe addresses the 4th regular meeting with Myanmar entrepreneurs...Myanmar Citizens investments mostly enter real estate development sector...Over US$ 262 million investments permitted to put into Thilawa SEZ...Low-and-medium-cost housing to be exhibited...Performance of Ministry of Home Affairs during one year period...Vice President U Henry Van Thio visits PyinOoLwin...Provisions provided to returning families in Maungtaw...Arms missing from Aungzan police outpost recovered...Notice issued for combined fleet exercise in Coco Island...Over 5,500 students in Mandalay unable to sit for matriculation exam during this academic year...Reduced deposits for four Mandalay toll gates tender...Sea turtle conservation in Rakhine so far unsuccessful...Waste-to-energy plant slated for early April...Myanmar to establish 750,000-acre community forest this year...Maungtaw villager found dead...Maungtaw villager missing...Four more car accidents occur on Ygn-Mdy Highway...Vehicles overturn on Ygn-Mdy Highway...Performances of Union Attorney General’s Office during one-year period of new government" - Maung Swe and Theint Theint Moe..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: State Counsellor receives Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister...U Thaung Tun visited Moscow...U Myint Naung presents credentials to President of Romania...Singapore Senior Minister departs from Nay Pyi Taw...Top Thai Brands 2017 expo to be held on 23-26 March...Restricted enterprise types for investment to be submitted to economic committee...Myeik Archipelago attracts more foreign tourists..... "OPINION": "Responsibility and Accountability go together with Human Rights" - Khin Maung Oo.....ARTICLE: "Seventy Years Journey of MOFA" - May Hnin Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Friday 17 March, 2017
Date of publication: 17 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pfg (15MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Thursday 16 March, 2017
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (18MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 17 March, 2017
Date of publication: 17 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 16 March, 2017
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: INTERIM REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS (of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State)
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Description/subject: Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State (Interim Report) MARCH 16, 2017 "Let me make a few introductory remarks on our report. First, we should accept that the nature of the crisis facing Rakhine state has changed due to the attacks of 9 October and the subsequent security operations. This has led to investigations and reports by the United Nations and human rights agencies. However, we as the Advisory Commission are guided by our mandate to focus mainly on long-standing obstacles to peace and development in Rakhine State. We recognise that the challenges facing Rakhine State and its peoples are complex and the search for lasting solutions will require determination, perseverance and trust. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken immediately, which we put forward in this report. The report proposes a series of measures to address the situation in Rakhine State. These recommendations include a renewed call for unimpeded access for humanitarian actors and journalists to the affected areas in Northern Rakhine and for independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of crimes committed on and since 9 October 2016. We strongly believe that perpetrators of these crimes must be held to account. Our recommendations, of course, go beyond the current situation in Northern Rakhine and include proposals relating to: the protection of rights, freedom of movement, enhanced economic and social development and the edification of Rakhine’s cultural heritage. The Commission is aware of a number of unresolved concerns surrounding the verification of citizenship and recommends that they be clarified and resolved without delay. We also stress that inclusive access to healthcare and education for the all the people in Rakhine requires attention and improvement. In this context the Commission makes some interim recommendations for early remedial measures. In the Commission’s view, creating conditions conducive for inter-communal dialogue, representation and participation in public life are essential to ensure that Rakhine state is spared from recurring cycles of violence and destruction. We make some recommendations in that regard. In developing these interim recommendations, my fellow Commissioners and I have undertaken numerous consultations and discussions with a wide range of stakeholders in Rakhine, Yangon, and Naypyitaw. As part of that consultative process, a Commission team visited Bangladesh. We have also held consultations with officials from Indonesia, Thailand and organisations based in New York and Geneva. We believe that bilateral cooperation with Bangladesh on security and economic matters is critical, as is the outreach to ASEAN members. The recommendations in this report are not exhaustive and do not address all of the issues covered in our mandate. These are early proposals for action. The main body of our recommendations will be presented in a final report later this year. In closing I want to commend my fellow Commissioners and members of our office in Yangon, who have worked tirelessly to fulfil the important task, set for us by the State Counsellor. Our consultations will continue as we work to produce our final report, and we look forward to further exchanges with communities and stakeholders across Rakhine State."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
Format/size: pdf (346K-original; 311K-reduced version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/ACRS_2017-03-16-Advisory-Commission-Interim-Report-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State (on the Interim Report)
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Description/subject: "Let me make a few introductory remarks on our report. First, we should accept that the nature of the crisis facing Rakhine state has changed due to the attacks of 9 October and the subsequent security operations. This has led to investigations and reports by the United Nations and human rights agencies. However, we as the Advisory Commission are guided by our mandate to focus mainly on long-standing obstacles to peace and development in Rakhine State. We recognise that the challenges facing Rakhine State and its peoples are complex and the search for lasting solutions will require determination, perseverance and trust. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken immediately, which we put forward in this report. The report proposes a series of measures to address the situation in Rakhine State. These recommendations include a renewed call for unimpeded access for humanitarian actors and journalists to the affected areas in Northern Rakhine and for independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of crimes committed on and since 9 October 2016. We strongly believe that perpetrators of these crimes must be held to account. Our recommendations, of course, go beyond the current situation in Northern Rakhine and include proposals relating to: the protection of rights, freedom of movement, enhanced economic and social development and the edification of Rakhine’s cultural heritage. The Commission is aware of a number of unresolved concerns surrounding the verification of citizenship and recommends that they be clarified and resolved without delay. We also stress that inclusive access to healthcare and education for the all the people in Rakhine requires attention and improvement. In this context the Commission makes some interim recommendations for early remedial measures. In the Commission’s view, creating conditions conducive for inter-communal dialogue, representation and participation in public life are essential to ensure that Rakhine state is spared from recurring cycles of violence and destruction. We make some recommendations in that regard. In developing these interim recommendations, my fellow Commissioners and I have undertaken numerous consultations and discussions with a wide range of stakeholders in Rakhine, Yangon, and Naypyitaw. As part of that consultative process, a Commission team visited Bangladesh. We have also held consultations with officials from Indonesia, Thailand and organisations based in New York and Geneva. We believe that bilateral cooperation with Bangladesh on security and economic matters is critical, as is the outreach to ASEAN members. The recommendations in this report are not exhaustive and do not address all of the issues covered in our mandate. These are early proposals for action. The main body of our recommendations will be presented in a final report later this year. In closing I want to commend my fellow Commissioners and members of our office in Yangon, who have worked tirelessly to fulfil the important task, set for us by the State Counsellor. Our consultations will continue as we work to produce our final report, and we look forward to further exchanges with communities and stakeholders across Rakhine State."
Author/creator: Kofi Annan
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations via ReliefWeb
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: "Solutions for Rakhine"
Date of publication: 17 March 2017
Description/subject: Front-page commentary in the Government daily "The Global New Light of Myanmar" of 17 March 2017 on the Interim Report of the Advisory Committee on Rakkhine State (headed by Kofi Annan)
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", 17 March 2017
Format/size: pdf (476K)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 16 March, 2017
Date of publication: 16 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves motion on reducing of expenditure for 130 projects of Ministry of Industry...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to send Bill Amending the Legal Supports Law to President.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Farmland in Singu, Madaya returned to rightful owners...Tatmadaw conquers MNDAA stronghold...UCSB— Source of good civil servicepersons who will serve people - Nanda Win, Kyaw Thu Htet...Fire destroys 45 shops in Kyauktaw...Over 160 villages in Mandalay likely to face water shortages next month...Over 100 victims of disaster in Rakhine State need helpOver 100 victims of disaster in Rakhine State need help...Myanmar to establish 750,000-acre community forest this year..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan’s watercraft for Rakhine water transport...Senior General meets Laukkai orphan, receives Singaporean Senior Minister...3rd Myanmar-Australia Coordination Meeting held...State Counsellor receives Ambassador of Bhutan...Myanmar President receives Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister...State Counsellor receives Australian Senator...Philippine President to visit Myanmar...Over 22 million euros to be spent on Myanmar aquaculture...Thai-Myanmar border trade value up by nearly US$200million...Hungary and Australia to provide technical assistance for Water Taxi service...FDI this fiscal year reached US$6.8billion...Trade deficit exceeds estimation, reaching up to over US$4.8billion...Malindo Air to start Kuala Lumpur-Yangon route...Burmese language attracts Chinese students...4,000 Myanmar workers took jobs in eight foreign countries last month...Ministry of Industry extensively engaged in national and industrial development" - Maung Swe..... "OPINION": "Tatmadaw reins in bases of aggression and provocation" - Tha Sein.....ARTICLE: "Are we prepared to meet the water shortages?" - Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 March, 2017
Date of publication: 15 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: New bridge on Thanlwin River to be named after Bogyoke Aung San...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Hluttaw Committees should be familiar with assigned duties to serve effectively.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Quake destroys several buildings in Taikkyi - Zaw Gyi (Panita)...Be alert after an earthquake...UEC urges voter ID cards...Information Ministry discusses ongoing and future plans...42 weapons still lost in Maungtaw following 9 October attack...U Zaw Htay appointed DG...Vehicle registration at RTAD has risen...Pepper growers faced with difficulty because of price fall...Our audit is at the service of our country - Thura Zaw (MNA)...Myanma Railways to stop running RBE trains during Thingyan...Lamp posts to be installed along roads, streets in Kengtung to reduce crime...Minivan hits buffalo on Yangon-Mandalay Highway... Stimulant pills, ice and heroin seized in Yangon, Mandalay and Shan State...Accomplishments in addressing the challenges and changes during one year period Khin Yadanar..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U Myo Aye concurrently appointed as Ambassador to Bulgaria...U Kyaw Soe Win presents credentials to President of Vietnam...Singapore’s Senior Minister visits Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar pea price fluctuating from India’s tax news...Two more gas fields to be extracted in Rakhine offshore..... "OPINION": "Right, Human Rights, Inborn Rights and Privileges" - Khin Maung Oo.....ARTICLE: "Healthy diet good for climate change" - Tim Radford
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Wednesday 15 March, 2017
Date of publication: 15 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (15MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 15 March, 2017
Date of publication: 15 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2017
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Title: UN Human Rights Council, 34th Session: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (Advance unedited version)
Date of publication: 01 March 2017
Description/subject: Summary: "Nearly one year since the new government assumed office, it continues to face formidable human rights challenges. In this report, the Special Rapporteur builds on previous reports to identify some of these challenges, and makes related recommendations..." Conclusions: 82. It has been almost one year since the new Government came to power. The Special Rapporteur has already noted in her previous report the formidable human rights challenges it faces while simultaneously having to navigate and direct a bureaucracy carried over from the previous Government as well as govern within the constraints of a Constitutional framework which gives precedence to military prominence over civilian authority. She recalls that the consolidation of democracy and the creation of a culture of respect for human rights is a complex undertaking requiring political will as well as sustained investment in not just enhancing the functioning and integrity of State institutions but also their accountability. 83. While improvements have been seen in some areas and some are making clear efforts, as the Special Rapporteur reflected after her recent visit, many ordinary Myanmar people have unfortunately begun to lose hope that the new Government will address their needs and concerns. This is undoubtedly at least partially due to the continued impunity enjoyed by the military and other security forces and their dominant position in the government. Trust that was placed in the new civilian leadership has started to wane with repeated incidents that carry the hallmarks of the previous Government. Where allegations of abuses and violations are suspected, the Government appears quick to resort to its standard position of ‘defend, deny, and dismiss.’ 84. Addressing the apparent climate of impunity will be vital for the new Government moving forward. Impunity arises from a failure by States to meet related obligations including to investigate violations; take appropriate measures in respect of the perpetrators by ensuring that those suspected of criminal responsibility are prosecuted, tried and duly punished; provide victims with effective remedies; and take other necessary steps to prevent recurrence of violations. Pervasive impunity also emboldens acts of retaliation and reprisals by those implicated by alleged abuses and violations. 85. Currently, existing policies, laws and avenues for redress appear to favour those in positions of power rather than to ensure that everyone is equal before law and has equal opportunity to have legitimate grievances addressed. Laws continue to be misused to stifle freedom of association and assembly, and subvert freedom of opinion and expression. Individuals who have lived on land for generations continue to face evictions without proper safeguards for projects which bring them little or no benefits. Conflict, which continues to have a devastating effect on civilians, sometimes appears to be focused around resource-rich areas or near lucrative projects. 86. The Special Rapporteur reminds the Government of the distinction between rule of law and rule by law as far too often issues of concern are explained away as having been dealt with “according to the law.” Too often also cases of abuses and serious, even grave, human rights violations, that potentially involve the State as the perpetrators, get closed with no explanation or dealt with in secrecy under the pretext of national security. Alternatively, a plethora of committees or commissions are set up to tackle the same issue with duplicative mandates, insufficient guarantees of independence and impartiality, and confusing, inconclusive and delayed outcomes. Where the State is unable to discharge its primary duty of investigating violations, taking appropriate measures against perpetrators, and providing victims with effective remedies, then it must seek assistance to do so. And when it is unwilling to do so, then the international community must step in and step up.".....The report also contains recommendatioins and as an Annex, a set of Proposed joint SR-Government benchmarks.
Author/creator: Yanghee Lee
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/34/67)
Format/size: pdf (346K)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2017
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Title: Investigation Commissions to whitewash atrocities? The need for an independent international investigation mechanism
Date of publication: 15 March 2017
Description/subject: "On 9 October 2016, a Rohingya armed group accompanied by villagers attacked three border posts, killing nine police personnel and seizing weapons and ammunition in Kyee Kan Pyin, Nga Khu Ya (North Maungdaw Township) and Koe Tan Kauk (Rathedaung Township). Security forces immediately launched counter-insurgency operations in North Maungdaw and completely locked down the area, suspending all movement as well as humanitarian access. These clearance operations involved collective reprisals against civilians, committed with total impunity. Gruesome human rights violations were perpetrated by security forces, ranging from arson attacks, summary killings of villagers, gang-rape of women and girls, destruction of property and crops, mass arrests and disappearances. The NLD-led government has mostly denied these allegations of abuses. To date, three national investigation commissions have been established, with mandates to probe into allegations of human rights violations in Maungdaw. They have yet to submit their final reports..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Arakan Project
Format/size: pdf (263K)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Date of publication: 14 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debates over refinery, fertilizer factories issues..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Ks30 bil allotted for electricity demands for Yangon summer...Tatmadaw continues operations after 48 clashes with MNDAA...29th Anniversary of fallen students Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing...Storeowner charged with child abuse...Coordination meeting for eradication of child labour...Vice President U Henry Van Thio addresses 2017 World Water Day...Myanmar Gazette: Appointment of head of service organization...Bogyoke Aung San stamps and envelopes to be sold...Rakhine fishery businessmen faced with shortages of shrimp larvae...Accomplishments of the judicial pillar in its reform mission during the one-year period - Naing Lin Kyi...Suspect for truck driver murder arrested...Abhidhaja Puja ceremony held to honour Abhidhaja Maharahttaguru titles Sayadaws in Sagaing... Five unlicensed vehicles confiscated in one day in Paung, Zin-Kyaik...Shan State enjoying fruits of development in various spheres - Yamanya and Nanda Win..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Coordination meeting for eradication of child labour...Rice exports increase in this FY - Ko Moe...Muse trade value down by over US$ 320 million...Broom Reed Plants from Khamaukkyi Township exported to foreign market...KBZ employees makes pilgrimage to Buddha Gaya..... "OPINION": "Live to learn and learn to live" - Kyaw Myaing.....ARTICLE: "The promising Rakhine tourism" - Htay Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin",Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Date of publication: 14 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (15MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesdsay 14 March, 2017
Date of publication: 14 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
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Title: An Introductory Guide to Understanding and Claiming Housing, Land and Property Restitution Rights in Myanmar: Questions and Answers”.
Date of publication: March 2017
Description/subject: "... The restitution of housing, land and property rights after conflicts and periods of non-democratic governance are fundamental aspects of transitional justice which are essential for the achievement of durable solutions to forced displacement, and to broader concerns of peace, reconciliation and economic prosperity. The NRC Country Office in Myanmar considers it necessary and positive to increase attention to raise public awareness on international standards on the matter as well as national laws and available legal remedies. For these reasons, in partnership with Displacement Solutions, the NRC has supported the publication by international restitution expert Scott Leckie of this “An Introductory Guide to Understanding and Claiming Housing, Land and Property Restitution Rights in Myanmar: Questions and Answers”. The guide gives an overview on how restitution has been addressed thus far in Myanmar, the position of international law on the question of restitution and some of the key existing obstacles and gaps. This guide is designed for use by refugees and IDPs and their representatives, providing a simple, easy-tounderstand written tool on the basic principles of restitution, where these measures have taken place in other countries and various mechanisms that have been established to enable claims processes for HLP losses. Clearly, at present there are essentially no effective HLP remedies available for refugees and IDPs, hence their informed engagement in policy development on these matters will be crucial, particularly in the context of the ongoing peace process..."
Author/creator: Scott Leckie
Language: English
Source/publisher: Displacement Solutions, Norwegian Refugee Council
Format/size: pdf (707K)
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (national legislation and policies)


Title: The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Myanmar
Date of publication: November 2016
Description/subject: "The present study on Myanmar focuses on customary tenure among upland ethnic nationalities, where colonial and state land administration systems have been poorly integrated, allowing customary systems to be sustained over time. Much like under British colonial power, the state has an ambiguous attitude towards customary systems: they are not formally recognized in law but in practice they are tolerated. Customary land is not titled and therefore at risk of alienation. The expropriation of many thousands of acres of farmers’ land during the military junta and its cronies since the 1980s, and the increase in foreign investments that has accompanied democratic reforms under the former Thein Sein government, have presented new and intensified risks to customary land, particularly in the uplands where most economic land concessions are granted. Without legal recognition and protection, land under customary tenure is vulnerable to appropriation by the state and commercial interests..."
Author/creator: Kirsten Ewers Andersen
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)
Format/size: pdf (238K-reduced version; 294K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://demo1.mrlg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Thematic-Study_The-Recognition-of-Customary-Tenure...
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
ML > Land > Customary tenure (Myanmar)


Title: Land Portal (Myanmar pages)
Description/subject: 152 documents (as of March 2017) on land and Burma/Myanmar
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Land Portal
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://landportal.info
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2017
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Land-specialised groups and forums with a Burma/Myanmar focus


Title: Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure by the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission in Myanmar
Date of publication: February 2017
Description/subject: "This case study presents a country-wide quantitative analysis of a Parliamentary Commission established in 2012 in Myanmar to examine ‘land grab’ cases considered and to propose solutions towards releasing the land to its original owners, in most cases smallholder farming families. The study analyses the information contained in four reports released to the public, but also aims to elicit information they do not reveal. First of all, the paper suggests the commission has failed to provide detailed information about land grabs by the military. Second, the Commission seems to have targeted urban areas and urbanization projects and has underestimated land grab cases in rural areas. Third, by contrasting the locations of land confiscation cases with those of agro-industrial concessions as of 2011, the paper also shows how the Commission has evaded, rather than tackled, some very critical land confiscation issues driven by these concessions. Eventually, the authors argue for a mechanism that gathers, manages and releases relevant data on land confiscation and redistribution in a manner that allows for full disclosure."
Author/creator: U San Thein Pyae Sone, Jean-Christophe Diepart
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mekong Region Land Governance
Format/size: pdf (230K-reduced version; 310K-original))
Alternate URLs: http://mrlg.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/170226_Case-study-Parliamentary-Land-Investigation-MMR.p...
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2017
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Law and policy on land in Burma/Myanmar


Title: Land Portal
Description/subject: "The leading online destination for information, resources, innovations and networking on land issues. Improving land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people The Portal allows for the collection, sourcing, and searching of otherwise fragmented and inaccessible data and information on land governance and land use from diverse sources, produced by governments, academia, international organizations, indigenous peoples and NGOs. Besides documenting land rights, the Portal also encourages social information exchange, debate and networking. Learn more about the Land Portal Foundation and our vision, values, activities and theory of change.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Land Portal
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2017
ML > Land > Resources on land rights and tenure


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 13 March, 2017
Date of publication: 13 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw helps consolidate democracy foundation.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Ceremony held to confer Religious titles on 165 Sayadaws, nine nuns, eight men and 21 women...Tatmadaw clarifies “Thiri Mingalar Mahasasana Beikman” issue...Two guns regain from gun-grabbers in Maungtaw...A suspect detained in Maungtaw Township...BFM donates nutritious food to needy to honour Women’s Week Myanmar...More people buying fire insurance...Viewpoint tower to be built in Haka...City authorities to establish departure centre for highway buses...Payment for farming machinery in installments aims to solve farm labour shortage...Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture- Ongoing with dutiful performances on religious and cultural affairs.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 11 Foreigners arrested for illegal logging in Manwanegyi...Myanmar-China border trade declines because of outbreak of armed conflicts in Laukkai...Myanmar earns over $1.6 billion from CMP garment exports...Import of capital goods continues to decline...Export of rice, broken rice up by 24,000 tonnes this FY...Ground-breaking banking services for Myanmar-American Financial Sector...China’s investment in Myanmar reaches 2.8 bln USD in 2016-2017 fiscal year....."OPINION": "Anger, Hate Speech and Rude Words may lead to blasphemy. Beware!" - Khin Maung Oo.....ARTICLE: "Where are Our Dinosaurs Hiding?" - Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Monday 13 March, 2017
Date of publication: 13 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (18MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 13 March, 2017
Date of publication: 13 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 March 2017
Date of publication: 12 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw endeavours to serve national interest and eternal peace...Pyithu Hluttaw serves interests of nation and people..... OTHERS DOMESTIC NEWS:State Counsellor attends prize-presentation of 9th Yangon Photo Night-2017...Voices from UPDJC working committees...Arms and ammunition grabbed from border police guards in Maungtaw Township...Eight Bengali were captured on Illegal boat invading on Myanmar Water...OSWSCs to be opened in Yangon and Mandalay...Mini bus caught fire on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway...New rubber factories to be built in Mon State this year...Heroin and Yaba seized...More job seekers eye logistics and distribution sector this year...A meeting for UPDJC secretary’s group held...Curfew imposed in Laukkai and Kongyan...Vehicles inspected in Haka for safe travel...Bago river water deemed unsafe...Kachin State on the right track to development..... "OPINION":"Best wishes to all matriculation students"-Dr. Nu Nu Win..... ARTICLE:"Sand Pagoda Festival of the Month Tabaung"-Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu, Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Sunday 12 March, 2017
Date of publication: 12 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 12 March, 2017
Date of publication: 12 March 2017
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
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Title: Peace Is Living With Dignity - Voices of Communities from Myanmar’s ceasefire areas in 2016
Date of publication: January 2016
Description/subject: "'Peace is Living with Dignity' showcases the second round of CPCS’ project listening to communities and their experiences with the peace process in Myanmar. Utilising CPCS Listening Methodology, the project aims to amplify the voices of people in ceasefire areas of Myanmar to inform and influence decision-makers in the peace process. Engaging communities in the same six states (Kachin, Northern Shan, Southern Shan, Kayah, Kayin, and Mon States) as the first round, this publication presents the opinions and experiences of community members with the on-going peace process, their daily challenges, and their hopes for the future based on 459 conversations with 1,663 participants in 2016. The publication is divided into ten chapters. Chapter 1 contains the introduction and conflict context, as well as the summary of main findings across all of the states. The chapter also covers comparison between the first round of the project in 2015 and the second in 2016. Chapter 2 outlines recommendations based on the findings for key stakeholders. Chapter 3 explains listening methodology and how it was used to gather the data. Chapter 4 contains the experiences and reflections of the listeners that conducted the conversations with community members of each community. Finally, Chapters 5 to 10 are devoted to in-depth discussions of the main themes identified in the six areas covered by the research."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB-reduced version; 4.35K-original))
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2nd-Ceasefire-Monitoring-Peace-is-livi...
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: The Soldier, Above All Others, Prays for Peace - An analysis of the Myanmar armed forces in an era of transition
Date of publication: December 2016
Description/subject: "'The Soldier, Above All Others', Prays for Peace: An analysis of the Myanmar armed forces in an era of transition seeks to provide an analysis of the Myanmar armed forces, the Tatmadaw, and, guided by this analysis, to consider a range of strategies and approaches for engagement available to both Myanmar actors and actors engaging in Myanmar from the regional and international levels. The Tatmadaw is one of the key protagonists on the Myanmar stage and in the country’s peace process about which we know the least. It is an institution that has maintained firm control over all politics in the country from 1962 onwards. Today, it remains autonomous in its purview over security issues, and as an actor that has long played a major role in economic affairs, the Tatmadaw is not only central to peacemaking efforts, it also holds a unique position in relation to longer term peacebuilding endeavours in Myanmar. Yet, as an institution, the Tatmadaw remains inaccessible and opaque. Many stakeholders in Myanmar’s current transition find themselves highly constrained in their access to, engagement with, and analysis of this central player. As such, this paper aims to provide a deeper understanding of how the armed forces fits as a central part of the Myanmar puzzle, and the interests and concerns that have, thus far, steered and justified the Tatmadaw’s role in Myanmar politics."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Format/size: pdf (891K- reduced version; 5.4MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Soldier-Above-All-Others-Prays-for...
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: BURMA BULLETIN Issue 122- February 2017
Date of publication: February 2017
Description/subject: IN THIS ISSUE:- “UNPRECEDENTED” VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYA MUSLIMS: International concerns on the Rohingya issue; Burma’s government responds; National commission discredited... Clearance operations in Arakan State... HUMANITARIAN: Aid flotilla arrives in Burma and Bangladesh... DISPLACEMENT: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh... HUMAN RIGHTS: Police investigates Ko Ni’s assassination; Telecommunications Law: More developments... WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Traffickers sell Rohingya girls as child brides... ETHNIC AFFAIRS AND CONFLICT: Aung San Suu Kyi urges compromise; Militias declare they won’t sign the NCA; Ethnic clashes and tensions... MILITARY: Army wants more money, weapons... DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE: ID cards to Rohingya: Protests... PARLIAMENT WATCH... ECONOMY: Thilawa SEZ and Dawei SEZ updates... NATURAL RESOURCES: World Bank’s hydropower assessment workshops face protests; Letpadaung copper mine receives criticisms... INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Tatmadaw fires on Bangladeshi fishermen... REPORTS
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (486K-reduced version; 514K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.altsean.org/Docs/PDF%20Format/Burma%20Bulletin/February%202017%20Burma%20Bulletin.pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2017
ML > Activism and Advocacy (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications) > Online publications by Burma solidarity groups > ALTSEAN-Burma archive


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 March, 2017
Date of publication: 11 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 4th regular session holds 13th day meeting...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw marks milestone in implementing People’s Voice, People’s Will, People’s Expectation...People’s Voice, Hluttaw’s Voice, People’s Will, Hluttaw’s Will..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Water-saving tech, veg gardens grow hope in Myanmar’s Dry Zone...UPDJC committees conclude discussions...Union Government announces official Thingyan public holidays...Dr Myo Thein Gyi oversees entrance exams in Nay Pyi Taw...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Announcement 31/2017 10th March, 2017...President offers “Soon” to Sayadaws and religious title recipient monks for 2017...IDPs who fled Laukkai receive assistance...UPDJC’s working committees conclude...Energy generation reaches record high in five years...Literary talk for students at University of Dental Medicine in Yangon...MYANMAR GAZETTE Heads of service organization transferred and confirmed...Union Minister warns gem industry of environmental damage...Fire breaks out in Maungdaw...Price of land near new Thanlwin Bridge rise tenfold...Progress made by Kayin State Government in one-year period of new government..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS:29th ASEAN –Australian Forum held...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing returns...Thura U Shwe Mann receives dean of the European Court of Auditors...4th Japanese-style flea market on 12 March...Exports by government sector drops by $1.2 billion...Japan provides nearly USD 4.2 million for Peace Process in Myanmar...RSO member detained in Maungdaw...Import value up by $165 million since April..... "OPINION": "Never let it be like throwing water on the sand!"- Khin Maung Oo..... ARTICLE:"New initiative to use big data to advance social good"- Eden Estopace.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 10 March, 2017
Date of publication: 10 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW:Accountability and responsibility for contractors using public money...Amyotha Hluttaw: Developing Magway in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:State Counsellor at dinner hosted by defence, security course trainees...Term paper on Federal land policy to be compiled from existing policies...Office of the President releases announcement on New Year Festival Holiday...Police search huts, detain two suspects...Term paper on Federal land policy to be compiled from existing policies...New elephant sanctuary to be established in Maungdaw District...Crabs raised in Minbya, Myebon and Pauktaw on a manageable scale...Historical museum to be built at the University of Medicine 1 (Yangon)...Azolla moss replaces Napier grass to reduce animal feed costs...40 killed, 115 injured on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway accidents this year...Myanmar real estate set to cool in 2017...Trade value with ITC hits Ks13billion as of 24th Feb...Enterprises with capital of US$5mil can seek approval from region and state investment committees...Samsung introduces Galaxy C9 Pro...Performances in One-Year Period 2016-2017 FY by Printing and Publishing Department...Paper-reading events...Monsoon Book Fair Festival...Encouragement to Myanmar Literature...Literary activities..... EXTERNAL RELATION:U San Lwin appointed as Ambassador to Lithuania...U Ko Ko Latt presents credentials to King of Bahrain...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Cambodia, meets Deputy PM...Over 100,000 employees needed for garment sector..... "OPINION":"Intention, Capacity and Management are equally important for success!"-Khin Maung Oo..... ARTICLE:"The Climate Change is not a Hoax"-Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 March, 2017
Date of publication: 09 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETING:- PYITHU HLUTTAW:Establishment, cancellation, categorisation of pastureland discussed...Construction of Falam-Thaingngin-Tiddim 66 KV transmission line 28 per cent complete..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:Women’s role in peace stressed...Nationwide matriculation exam starts...Upgrading of Myitkyina- Minkin Road to be completed in April...UPDJC holds discussions...Yangon Police to secure by-elections...Untimely rainfall warning...Anti-narcotics police record nearly 700 drug cases in February...Coffee origin tour starts in Ywangan...Opium and stimulant pills seized in Momauk and Lashio...Fires break out in Namhsam, Pinlaung...Illegal timber seized in Hsenwi...Social Security Board pays over Ks17billion in benefits to insured workers in Yangon...Amphetamine pills, arms seized in Shan State...Local rubber price slightly declines...FMI share price down by over Ks4,000 this week...Domestic gold price falls due to slump in global price...Women’s role in peace stressed...Performances at People’s Service under way of the Information and Public Relations Department...Opening Community Centers...Holding Children Literature Festivals...Opening reading rooms for children...Development of Digital System Movie-Houses...Delivering leaflets and giving information by wall-charts..... EXTERNAL RELATION:State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives IAPC Former Chairman...Myanmar to cooperate with Asia-Pacific countries to emerge better healthcare system...Korea to assist in development of Myanmar’s fisheries...Volume of mung bean exports up by over 90,000 tonnes...Programs of transformation to Public Service Broadcasting discussed...Myanmar, Cambodia to enhance cooperation in security and defense sectors..... "OPINION":"Inadequacy, Redundancy and Red Tape System are major hindrances to success"-Khin Maung Oo..... ARTICLE:"The Cost of Pollution: 1.7 million children dead each year"-
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 March 2017
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 8 March, 2017
Date of publication: 08 March 2017
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: PYITHU HLUTTAW:Pyithu Hluttaw: compensation in Manaung Airport, judicial sector...Yangon Region Hluttaw to discuss supplying power at a reasonable price..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:USDP criticism of schoolbooks on civics prompts clarification...Revised voting lists to be released on 17th March...Government to supply electricity to all villages in MraukU...We need to work, cooperate each other to improve the medical standard: Prof Aung Ye Oo...Committee meets to review Television and Broadcasting Law...Residents flee homes to avoid clashes between Tatmadaw and MNDAA...Hiring of Myanmar orchestras for novitation ceremony in rural areas dropping...Fire in Mandalay destroys a dozen houses...Bullets, swords found in creek in Tamwe Township...Production of agricultural with Good Agricultural Practices system workshop held..... EXTERNAL RELATION:President gives policy guidance to newly-appointed Myanmar Ambassadors...State Counsellor receives Iranian Ambassador...U Myo Aye presents credentials to President of the Slovak Republic...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Viettel Research and Development Institute...OPPLE Lighting gearing up to build a factory in Myanmar...Myanmar to cooperate with Japanese businessmen to enhance SMEs...Commercial tax rate in Myanmar lowest compared to 16 countries..... "OPINION":"Our mission of building the nation will never die aborning!"-Khin Maung Oo..... ARTICLE:"Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)"-Dr. Thazin Lwin (Professor)..."Dailies at People’s Service with Changes"-Khin Yadanar
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 March 2017
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