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The Thanlwin River Watch Alliance said it will oppose any dam project on the Thanlwin River at a forum held on Monday in Taunggyi Township, Shan State. The alliance is composed of residents of Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states and monitors projects on ...
Best known for his autobiography From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey, the writer returned to his hometown of Pekon, in southern Shan State, in 2012. ... Khoo Thwe wants to empower Myanmar youth to be creative, progressive thinkers.

A coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State that was shut down two years ago due to residents' complaints may be reopening, despite the opposition of the local community, villagers say.
Repatriation of refugees from Burma began on Tuesday with the voluntary, assisted return of 68 people who had been living in camps along the Thai-Burma border. The U.N.'s refugee agency, UNHCR, said the move marked a "milestone" moment in one of ...
Fighting between the military and the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) in Thibaw/Hsipaw township, Shan State, has displaced as many as 400 villagers over the past two days, according to a local MP.
Witnesses said two military aircraft flew over outposts belonging to NDAA Brigade-911 in Nanpan, according to a post on the facebook page of the Shan Herald news agency from October 23. The UWSA is the largest ethnic armed group in Myanmar.

RANGOON - Several dozen residents in the town of Mongyang, including government workers, have fled south to Kengtung, the administrative capital of eastern Shan State, fearing the outbreak of fighting as tensions flare between the Burma army and the ...
RANGOON - The Burmese government has asked United Wa State Army (UWSA) members to withdraw their troops, citing a push for greater stability in the Mongla region of eastern Shan State, according to a senior officer from the National Democratic ...
Premium Tea Company Tee Gschwendner, based in Meckenheim, Germany, is importing 1.5 tonnes of Myanmar green tea for the very first time.
In eastern Shan State, tensions have risen sharply between the United Wa State Army, one of the country's biggest armed ethnic groups, and the Mongla-based National Democratic Alliance army.
U Kyaw Thu Zaw, the director of the Parliament Office, told S.H.A.N that the Information and Public Relations Department has to be allowed to cover news from inside the parliament because they have a duty to inform the public about what is happening in ...
The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State army (SSPP/SSA) have both released independent statements expressing their condolences after the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol ...
Hostilities between Myanmar security forces and armed men flared in western Myanmar's Rakhine State this month following a raid on three border guard posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships which nine officers and eight assailants died.
The Red Shan, also known as the Shan-ni in Burmese and Tai-leng in Shan language, was among a handful of ethnic groups that demanded their own self-administered region during the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw from August 31 to September ...
boats wait for tourist groups at Inle Lake. Photo: Douglas Long / The Myanmar Times. The ministry wants to develop tourism in Shan State, and has already announced that various fees for tourism-related licences will be halved. The state government is ...
Further to an intensification of fighting in northern Shan and the sharp reduction in humanitarian access to areas not controlled by the government, several IDP camps in northern Shan are facing food shortages. Continuous fighting, use of airstrikes ...
He lived a quiet life in a small rural Alberta town, where not even his neighbours knew a prince lived among them. On Oct. 4, at the age of 78, Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe died in his home in Innisfail.

Myanmar's military chief demands groups sign ceasefire Ethnic Shan women, who were displaced due to fighting between the Myanmar government army and ethnic Shan State Army North (SSA-N) on Oct. 6, 2015, stand in front of a camp for refugees in Hai ...
The lack of rights, equality and representation has led some ethnic minorities to demand their own states, said the Kachin minister for Shan ethnic affairs. Sai Sein Lin told the Daily Eleven why he had asked for areas of Kachin State to become a new ...
Yangon, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar exported 335,366 tons of rice to China in the first half of this 2016-2017 fiscal year, earning 123.093 million U.S.
RANGOON - Amid fighting on the ground in Kachin and Shan states, the Burmese government's peace negotiation body is planning to hold a national-level political dialogue with or without all ethnic armed organizations in November.
8 of that year, 10 Shan community-based organizations released a join statement saying that mining should be halted until mining practices are reformed and peace is secured in the area, which has seen recurrent clashes between the Burma army and ethnic ...
environmentalists AND Shan, Kayin and other activists are mobilising amid moves by Myanmar, China and Thailand to accelerate controversial plans to build a series of dams on the Thanlwin (also known as the Salween), the longest remaining free-flowing ...
Two villagers from the Mong Si village tract of Shan State's Kutkai township were detained on October 17 because police suspected that they were providing food to members of the Kachin Independence army (KIA), locals told The Myanmar Times. One day ...
U Kyaw Thu Zaw, the director of the Parliament Office, told S.H.A.N that the Information and Public Relations Department has to be allowed to cover news from inside the parliament because they have a duty to inform the public about what is happening in ...
The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State army (SSPP/SSA) have both released independent statements expressing their condolences after the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol ...
Hostilities between Myanmar security forces and armed men flared in western Myanmar's Rakhine State this month following a raid on three border guard posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships which nine officers and eight assailants died.
2015 general election due to fighting between the Burma army and the Shan State Army-North. The other seats in the by-elections are being contested because the elected lawmakers have been appointed as ministers in the government, requiring them to ...
boats wait for tourist groups at Inle Lake. Photo: Douglas Long / The Myanmar Times. The ministry wants to develop tourism in Shan State, and has already announced that various fees for tourism-related licences will be halved. The state government is ...
The Red Shan, also known as the Shan-ni in Burmese and Tai-leng in Shan language, was among a handful of ethnic groups that demanded their own self-administered region during the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw from August 31 to ... The ...
Further to an intensification of fighting in northern Shan and the sharp reduction in humanitarian access to areas not controlled by the government, several IDP camps in northern Shan are facing food shortages. Continuous fighting, use of airstrikes ...
The British apparently did not believe that the Shan saophas, the state's hereditary leaders, supported Bogyoke Aung San to negotiate for an independent Burmese state that included their territory. The public meeting convinced the British that Bogyoke ...
He lived a quiet life in a small rural Alberta town, where not even his neighbours knew a prince lived among them. On Oct. 4, at the age of 78, Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe died in his home in Innisfail.
Myanmar's military chief demands groups sign ceasefire Ethnic Shan women, who were displaced due to fighting between the Myanmar government army and ethnic Shan State Army North (SSA-N) on Oct. 6, 2015, stand in front of a camp for refugees in Hai ...
The lack of rights, equality and representation has led some ethnic minorities to demand their own states, said the Kachin minister for Shan ethnic affairs. Sai Sein Lin told the Daily Eleven why he had asked for areas of Kachin State to become a new ...
Sai Leng, a Donglao village-tract resident who helps provide aid to refugees in the area, told Shan Herald that at least ten civilians, including women, were arrested by the Burmese military after its Battalion 292 had fought with RCSS/SSA troops in ...
Fighting in Monghsu has intensified between the army and the Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP/SSA), which has signed the government's nationwide ceasefire agreement, according to Major Sai Su from the rebel army on October 8. He said the army was ...
Yawnghwe's father was also a Prince of Yawnghwe and the first president of an independent Burma, helping form the Union of Burma in 1948. "What is now Myanmar started as the Union of Burma consisting of many nations including the Shan States," ...
Yawnghwe's father was also a Prince of Yawnghwe and the first president of an independent Burma, helping form the Union of Burma in 1948. "What is now Myanmar started as the Union of Burma consisting of many nations including the Shan States," ...
A two-year-old was killed and two others injured last week when heavy artillery hit a Kachin village controlled by the Kachin Independence army (KIA) in Shan's Mongkok Township. The rebel group is one of the few groups not to sign up to a national ...
The UWSA has felt some concern over closer ties between the Mongla Group, the government and the Burma army and therefore took preemptive action to occupy militarily strategic areas, said Khun Sai, chief editor of the Shan Herald news agency which is ...
For this purpose, southeastern Myanmar includes the following: Mon state, Kayin state, Kayah State, eastern and southern Shan State, Tanintharyi Region and eastern Bago Region. Information was gathered through a desk review of recent documentation ...
For the past year, the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund has been collaborating with the HALO Trust and its partners in northern Shan to provide support to civilian landmine victims by helping with their immediate evacuation, medical care and ongoing needs.
According to local authorities and organisations operational in the area, approximately 5,900 people remain relocated and displaced to Myaing Gyi Ngu village in Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin state, following fighting which erupted in mid-September between ...
Security situation and limited access in Kachin and Shan States: Military offensives between ethnic armed groups and the government forces have intensified in northern and eastern parts of the country, culminating in new and renewed displacement and ...
For this purpose, southeastern Myanmar includes the following: Mon state, Kayin state, Kayah State, eastern and southern Shan State, Tanintharyi Region and eastern Bago Region. Information was gathered through a desk review of recent documentation ...
"As everybody knows, we are having ongoing offensive attacks in Kachin and Shan states," one demonstrator told RFA. "We want these offensives to stop.
"Drowning a Thousand Island" documentary film produced by Action for Shan State Rivers launched on 21 September in Rangoon, Taunggyi, Kengtung and Chaing Mai portrays the forced exodus tragedy of the Kun Hing area, while revealing the unique ...
Pitting allies against each other, two of Myanmar's strongest ethnic armed organisations have reportedly engaged in military hostilities.
The Shan people refer to themselves as Tai or Tai Yai and the Shan language is closely related to Thai and Lao. While he spent his childhood in Burma and his father was the nation's first president, Yawnghwe did not identify as being Burmese.


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