Wa (cultural, political, economic)
|Title:|| ||Wa Political Parties Call for Government to Lift Travel Curbs on Their People
|Date of publication:|| ||23 February 2018|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Two Wa political parties have asked the government to allow their people to move freely in northern Shan State after authorities blocked members of the ethnic group from traveling to Kyaingtong and Tachilek.
Ethnic Wa in the two major towns have also been stopped from returning to their homes near Pangsang Township. Meanwhile, ethnic Wa students who have just finished exams at government schools have also been prevented from going back to their homelands, according to a joint statement released by the Wa Democracy Party and the Wa National Unity Party.
“Blocking them from traveling benefits no one. We are asking the government to let our civilians travel,” said Nyi Palote, chairman of the Wa National Unity Party..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Lawi Weng|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Reuters via "The Irrawaddy"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||24 February 2018|
|Title:|| ||Die Wa in Gefahr. Nach dem Opiumbann droht in der Special Region 2 eine humanitäre Katastrophe
|Date of publication:|| ||29 December 2005|
|Description/subject:|| ||In den Grenzregionen des Shan State im Nordosten Burmas, die seit 1989 unter der Kontrolle der United Wa State Army (UWSA) ist, werden 65 Prozent des gesamten Opiums des Landes angebaut. Trotz der Bereitschaft der Landwirte konnten wegen minderwertiger Bodenbeschaffenheit und klimatischer Bedingungen bisher noch keine Erfolg versprechenden Alternativen zum Opiumanbau realisiert werden. Seit dem kompletten Bann im Jahre 2005 werden tiefgreifende humanitäre Konsequenzen für die Region in Form von Menschenhandel, Armut und mangelnder Sicherheit befürchtet.
keywords: ethnic minorities, Wa, Shan State, opium production, opium trafficking, resettlement|
|Author/creator:|| ||Michael Tröster|
|Language:|| ||Deutsch, German|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Asienhaus Focus Asien Nr. 26; S. 45-55|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||20 March 2006|
|Title:|| ||Unsettling Moves: The Wa forced resettlement program in Eastern Shan State
|Date of publication:|| ||April 2002|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Beginning 1999 up to March this year (2002), hundreds of thousands of Wa people, who had
impressed British travelers as 'exceedingly well-behaved, industrious, and estimable race', were
forcibly moved to border areas adjacent Thailand. The report is about them, why and how they were
uprooted, what happened to the native people where the Wa were forced to resettle and what the
reader can do to help both categories of victims..."
Important, timely and well-produced
document, complete with maps and photos.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Lahu National Development Organization|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (2.6MB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||03 June 2003|
|Title:|| ||THE BONDAGE OF OPIUM: THE AGONY OF THE WA PEOPLE -
|Date of publication:|| ||1993|
|Description/subject:|| ||THE PROPOSAL:
"We, the leadership of the United WA State Party (UWSP) and the United WA State Army (UWSA) propose to anyone who might be interested, that we eradicate opium growing and stop the production of heroin in all the territory controlled by the WA. This we are willing to do. It can be done very quickly. I have full authority to speak for the United WA State Party and the United WA State Army which has ample power to carry out this proposal...
The plea is a necessary part of the proposal. We need food for our people while we develop substitute crops. Our people are already so poor that to take away opium production without giving them food would mean starvation. Beyond that, we need help of every appropriate kind to make the transition from an opium-based economy to a new agricultural economy..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Ta Saw Lu|
|Source/publisher:|| ||United Wa State Party (UWSP) Foreign Affairs Department|
|Format/size:|| ||html (42K)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||23 July 2003|