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"Burma Issues" Newsletter: archive from 1991
"Burma Issues" was previously called B.U.R.M.A.

Individual Documents

Title: "Burma Issues" September-October 2012, Volume 26 Number 17 -18)
Date of publication: October 2012
Description/subject: Resettlement: Family Reunification or Family Separation By Eh Klo Dah... The KNLA: Hoping for The Best but Preparing for The Worst By Saw David... The Price of Higher Education in Karen Refugee Camps By Hsa Doe Doh Moo... Burma Issuses: Call for action...News in Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (465K)
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2013


Title: "Burma Issues" July - August 2012 Volume 25 Number 15/16 (Special issue on the threat of involuntary return of refugees from Thailand to Burma)
Date of publication: August 2012
Description/subject: The Repatriation Issue By Saw David... Looking Forward To “Living In My Village Without Any Fear” By Saw David... “Not Ready To Return” By Eh Klo Dah... “If They Have No Plan For This, Many Will Die Of Starvation” By Saw David... “I Dare Not To Go Back Home As Long As The Burmese Army Still Fortifies” By Eh Klo Dah... “Perhaps I will Run Away” By Saw David “Just Words, No Action Makes Us Distrustful” By Eh Klo Dah...By Saw David...News in Brief... Karen Women Organisation’s Opinion
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (612K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/images/stories/newsletters/july%20august.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2013


Title: "Burma Issues" May-June 2012 (Vol. 24 Number 13/14)
Date of publication: June 2012
Description/subject: "Mae Tao Clinic As Relevant As Ever" By Saw David..."A Migrant’s Struggle for Education" By Eh Klo Dah..."A Risky Life Under the Poverty Line" By Eh Klo Dah..."Where There’s Muck There’s Brass" By Saw David [on the Maesot dump]..."A Priceless Treasure" By Eh Klo Dah [on health]..."Working with Hope for a Better Future" By Eh Klo Dah...News in Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (519K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI-2012-06.pdf
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March-April 2012 (Vol. 23 No. 11/12)
Date of publication: April 2012
Description/subject: • Ceasefire Positive But Far From Perfect - By The Burma Issues Team... • There Can Be No Going Back: Burma By-Elections 1/4/2012 - By Saw David... •The Reality Of The Ceasefire On The Ground By Saw Mort and Saw Hsa Htoo... • Raising The Voices Of Ethnic Karen Children In Armed Conflict Zones - By Saw Doe Doh...News in Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (562K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI-2012-04.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January - February 2012 (Vol. 22, No. 9/10)
Date of publication: February 2012
Description/subject: Karen people are organized to take advantage of peace negotiations - By Kweh Say... I am Karen. This is my voice - By Saw David... New hope for ‘the hero’ - By Saw David...News in Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Issues/Peaceway Foundation
Format/size: pdf (615K)
Alternate URLs: http:www.burmaissues.org
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI-2012-02.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July-August 2011 (Vol. 21 No. 7/8 )
Date of publication: August 2011
Description/subject: A Soldier’s Escape: Maung Lwin Soe's story. "Maung Lwin Soe gave this interview to the Burma Issues staff about his experience in the Burmese army (aka Tatmadaw)." - By Burma Issues - Military Pay and Benefits; Treatment of the Soldiers; MONTHLY SALARY FOR THE ARMY SOLDIERS; On the Front Line; Escape; Political Views; The Future. "His senior officer told him, “You cannot resign from the army alive, but you can leave as a dead man”."...Fears of famine in Mone Township: By Saw Friday...Time for You to Leave: Closing the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand - By: M. Martin...News Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (678K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI-2011-08.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March-April 2011 (Vol. 21 No.3/4)
Date of publication: April 2011
Description/subject: Sowing the Seeds of Success: great deal of self-confidence, satisfaction and pride - By David Rutherford...Life Under Threat of the Salween Dam Project - "The International Day of Action Against Dams" - By BI Team - "Don't Dam Our Lives "Video Available Now...The Left Hand of the Boxer - Generation Wave - by M.Martin...NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (652K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI-2011-04.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January-Ferbuary 2011 (Vol. 21 No.1/2)
Date of publication: February 2011
Description/subject: The Lost voice of the abducted and abused... The Plight of the Porters: * Cheated by the SPDC Military * Abused and exploited * Treated like an animal * Kidnapped * Landmine threat *Beaten and made to work as human minesweepers... Cheated by the SPDC Military: A Convict Porter’s Story, By Cha Mu and Moegyo... Abused and exploited: An interview with a prisoner porter, By: Tarsorhtee... Treated like an animal: Minor criminal tricked into being a prisoner porter, BY: BURMA ISSUES... Kidnapped: Forced recruitment of child soldiers by the Burmese military, By Lah Poe and David Rutherford... Landmine threat: Villagers scared to return home, By Lah Poe and David Rutherford... Beaten and made to work as human minesweepers: A former prisoner recalls life under SPDC command, By David Rutherford... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (739K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November-December 2010 (Vol. 20 No.11/12)
Date of publication: December 2010
Description/subject: Just Beyond The Border: Burma’s free and fair elections: Uncovering Reality: Feeding the Five Thousand: Enough!... Just Beyond The Border: Words from Aye Moon to the Country of Burma, BY: Chamu... Protest against the exclusion of names from the 2010 election official voter list:... Burma’s free and fair elections:... 2010 Elections in Burma: Beyond Free and Fair... Uncovering Reality: Burma Issues on the Inside, By Saw Dar Wee... Feeding the Five Thousand: How so few can Achieve so Much, By Saw Dar Wee... ENOUGH!, By Moegyo... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (500K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September-October 2010 (Vol. 20 No.9/10)
Date of publication: October 2010
Description/subject: DEADLY GROUND: COUNTING THE COST OF LANDMINES... INSIDE THE US REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROCESS... STOLEN YOUTH: THE LIFE OF A CHILD SOLDIER... MOVING TO AMERICA: FROM MAE LA OON CAMP TO A NEW LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES... INSIDE THE US REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROCESS, BY M. MARTIN... STOLEN YOUTH: THE LIFE OF A CHILD SOLDIER, BY NAW CHA MU... MOVING TO AMERICA: FROM MAE LA OON CAMP TO A NEW LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES, BY SAW DAR WEE... DEADLY GROUND: COUNTING THE COST OF LANDMINES, BY SAW DA NE EALA... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (529K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July-August 2010 (Vol. 20 No.7/8)
Date of publication: August 2010
Description/subject: THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION’S FORCED LABOUR COMPLAINT MECHANISM, “NO MAN IS FREE WHO IS NOT A MASTER OF HIMSELF.”, EPICTETUS AD 55 – C.135... LOST VOICES: MIGRANT CHILDREN IN MAE SOT, By Liz Slipper and Saw Dar Wee... FUTURE LIGHT CHILDREN’S HOME, By Liz Slipper... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.40MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May-June 2010 (Vol. 20 No.5/6)
Date of publication: June 2010
Description/subject: You Know This: Questions for Men of the Tatmadaw, By Moegyo... Education and Empowerment in Eastern Burma, By Saw Dar Wee... The ASEAN Non-Interference Policy: Should They Interfere With It?, By Saw Dar Wee... Learning to Integrate: Eroding Divisions And Building A Future For Burma, By Saw Dar Wee... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.09MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March-April 2010 (Vol. 20 No. 2/3)
Date of publication: April 2010
Description/subject: MIGRANT WORKERS ON THE BORDER, THE CURRENT SITUATION OF BURMESE MIGRANT WORKERS IN MAE SOT, LIZ SLIPPER... MIGRANT WORKER PROFILE: PAPU... BURMA SANCTIONS: MISCALCULATIONS & UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES... U WIN TIN: STILL FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY AT 80, PAUL ROBERTS... CAMP REPORT: THE KAREN WELFARE HANDICAP ASSOCIATION, LIZ SLIPPER... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.04MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January-February 2010 (Vol. 20 No.1)
Date of publication: February 2010
Description/subject: Celebrating Karen New Year in Mae La Refugee Camp, Liz Slipper... FREE AND FAIR? BURMA'S 2010 ELECTIONS, FRAZER JOYCE... FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS 2010, Nobody Can Take Away Your Rights... U.S SILENT ON CITIZEN'S ARREST IN BURMA, Dami Abajingin and Liz Slipper... Nyi Nyi Aung: Background, Dami Abajingin... THE WIFE TRADE, THE TRAFFICKING OF BURMESE WOMEN INTO CHINA, Liz Slipper... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.24MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November-December 2009 (Vol. 19, No. 4)
Date of publication: December 2009
Description/subject: SAFFRON REVOLUTION: 2007 Wheel of Suffering, By Moegyo... TWO FRIENDS IN ACTION: The Best Friend project work with migrants of the Mae Sot Rubbish Dump, By: Casey Williams... Rubbish Dump, Profile: Mia Thein... MY EXPERIENCES IN “THE LAND OF EVIL” ,by A boy from Saw Mu Plaw... SOCIAL ISSUES IN BURMA, By Casey Williams... NEWS BRIEF
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (554K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July-October 2009 (Vol. 19, No. 7)
Date of publication: October 2009
Description/subject: Political Prisoners Cannot be Forgotten:"Ongoing oppression of political rights in Burma", By: Paul O'Keeffe... Inadequate Access to Healthcare in Burma Forces Civilians to Seek Medical Attention in Neighboring Thailand, BY: CASEY WILLIAMS... Who holds the anchor?, The Burmese military regime pressure the Ethnic armed groups transform into Border Guard Force (BGF), By: Tar Sor Htee... Burmese drug a threat to Thailand: The increasing flow of methamphetamines across the border, By: Casey Williams... Concern over Burmese Migrant Passport: By: Casey Williams... Rising Insecurity in Eastern Burma:... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (836K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May-June 2009 (Vol. 19, No. 3)
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: How the Lives of the Rural People Are Affected by the Peace and Development Activities of the SPDC Regime:, By Tasortee... Dim: A Woman Who Challenged the Burmese Military, By: Nant Sunday Htoo... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (441K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March-April 2009 (Vol. 19, No. 2)
Date of publication: April 2009
Description/subject: Nan Htee’s mental illness: "Women, Be aware of domestic violence in your home!!", By: Lay Nwe(Than Lwin Mye)... Obama's Refugees: A jobless Karen refugee family can’t pay their rent in the USA, By: Htoo Wei (Kwekalu)... Economy or Democracy: which should come first?, A discussion on how best to develop Burma, By Hsa Hay Tha... A life Displace: Always On the Run: A villager life in the arm conflict, By Pupu klae... Life as a refugee in the neighboring country:... Life as a victim of arm conflict: ... Flower from burma: (Burma Issues video)... Suggested reading:... Protesting on Burma’s doorstep: Human rights groups campaign for justice on the Thai Burma border, By C. Franks... News Briefs, The military regime persecute civilian in Shan state:, Two Burmese migrant died from Leptospirosis:
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (146K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January-February 2009 (Vol. 19, No. 1)
Date of publication: February 2009
Description/subject: The Tough Road to Real Economic and Political Reform: How long must Burma struggle for change?, By Cha Mu... Utilizing the children in armed forces: Brutal treatment of Children as child soldiers in Burma, By Volcano... "I Dream of Home", By: Eh Doe Doh Moo... My home is in Burma but I survive in Malaysia: The place where I was born never gave me a secure life and always caused problems for me., By: Ta Sor Htee... Struggle And Hope For A Better Future: The task between hope and reality... A threat to the indigenous villages: Tenessarim Dam Project, By Kwekalu... Smiles behind the iron fence, By Eh Doh Doe... EHTHNIC SOLIDARITY KACHIN... News Briefs Thailand and Rohingya Issues:
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (477K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2008
Description/subject: Internal power struggle: We are not only fighting for democracy, By Cha Mu and Ta Sor Htee... A project to explore Karen national identity: Constant unifying features in Karen national identity, By Edmund Clipson... Identity and Freedom to travel:A karen man who struggle for freedom of movement, By Saw Eh Doe Doh... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, Pa- O...News Briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (601K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2008
Description/subject: Long-distance home: How the exiled and resettled continue the struggle, By Naw Paw... A mother’s sadness and Happiness: Life is a struggle to be able to survive and to fight against injustice, By Ta Sor Htee... PEOPLE’S STORIES: A life Displaced: life with Constant fear under Military regime, By: Naw Cha Mu... News Briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (628K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 2008
Description/subject: Education under the military regime in Burma: Are students in Burma really threatened to the military power?, By: Naw Cha Mu... Impact of Thai contract farming project in Burma: Foreign investment creates land confiscation to the people of Burma, By: Saw Kwe Say... Hunger life under the regime: The regime offensive create food crisis in Northern Karen State:, By Karen Human Right Group (KHRG)... News Briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (673K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 2008
Description/subject: Disaster and the refusal of the International assistance: My government that I hate, By Naw Cha Mu... A regime’s Referendum without Democratic Reference: Unacceptable regime’s referendum, by Zai Dai (Kachin)... Revolutionary thinking and Faith: By Eh Doe Doh Moo... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, Yintalia... News Brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (590K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 2008
Description/subject: Refugee Resettlement: Taking a Leap of Faith, By Moo Ko Htee... What does the referendum really mean to the people in Burma?, Not free - not fair - isn’t worth calling people’s referendum., By: Peh O0 Du... Strategies used by the military:... Burma’s constitution: “Yes” or “No”, its not a big deal. What constitution gives people rights?, By: Saw Eh Doe Doh Moo... News Brief: Foreign aid restrictions in Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (496K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2008
Description/subject: Mission Impossible: Surviving under the Burmese Regime, By Moo Ko Htee... Food shortages in Chin State Bamboo flowers bring starvation, devastation and suffering to Chinland, By Naw Cha Mu... People’s Stories: WHEN LIVING OFF THE LAND IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE, By Saw Tamla and Z. Brake... Ethnic Colum, Muno Monon...NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (584K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2008
Description/subject: BELIEFS ABOUT THE PROPER ROLES OF WOMEN AND MEN IN BURMA:IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN BURMA INGRAINED IN TRADITIONAL PRACTICES?, BY NAW CHA MU... Making Headway: Mainstreaming gender issues in the Burmese refugee camps, By Moo Ko Htee... LIFE FOR MIGRANT WOMEN IN THAILAND: ANOTHER PLACE TO CALL HOME OR A NIGHTMARE IN A STRANGE LAND, By Naw Cha Mu... PEOPLE’S VOICES: IT MAY BE ANOTHER COUNTRY, BUT THERE IS NO SAFETY, BY NAW NOREEN... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY: KAYAN... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (555K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2008
Description/subject: NO CELEBRATIONS FOR IDPS: THE THEFT OF CULTURAL IDENTITIES, BY SAW GAW SAY... THE BURMESE GEM TRADE: THE MANIFESTATION OF REPRESSION, BY R HAIGH... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, BURMESE INDIANS... NEWS BRIEFS, BURMA’S REFERENDUM
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (479K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2008
Description/subject: CHRONIC DISPLACEMENT IN KARENNI STATE: PEOPLE MAYBE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES BUT THEIR HEARTS REMAIN BEHIND, BY J CLARK... WHAT YOU CAN TO DO ABOUT IT?... LIVING GHOSTS, THE SPIRALING REPRESSION OF THE KARENNI POPULATION UNDER THE BURMESE MILITARY JUNTA... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, WA... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (688K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 2007
Description/subject: BURMANISATION OF CULTURE: INTERFERENCE AND DENIAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL EXPRESSION UNDER MILITARY RULE, BY NAW CHA MU... BURMA’S PRICE TAG: THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES’ RESPONSE TO BURMA’S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, BY SANTIPAP... What humanitarian assistance is needed in eastern Burma?... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (450K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 2007
Description/subject: FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN BURMA: HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENT IS SUSTAINING THE SPDC, BY J HOWSE... THE SALWEEN DAMS: BRINGING RISK AND TRAGEDY TO BURMA AND THAILAND, BY NAW KAW KHEE LAR... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, MON... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (567K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2007
Description/subject: DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES: HOW THE SPDC’S USE OF FORCE LABOR AFFECTS THE LIVES OF GRASSROOTS PEOPLE IN BURMA, BY SAW HTAN DAH... SAFFRON REVOLUTION: RECENT PROTESTS IN BURMA, BY MOO KO HTEE... VIOLENCE AGAINST MONKS: THE GENERALS’ POLICIES ARE A BIZARRE INTERPRETATION OF THE TEACHINGS OF BUDDHA, BY NAW CHA MU... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, SHAN... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (621K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 2007
Description/subject: MOBILISING GRASSROOTS COMMUNITIES: VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION IN KAREN STATE, BY D SPARKES... FACING UP TO RESPONSIBILITY: THE LACK OF ACTION BY MEMBERS OF THE UNSC, ASEAN AND THE JUNTA, BY NAW CHA MU... THREAT TO PEACE AND SECURITY... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, KAREN, BY NAW CHA MU... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (664K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2007
Description/subject: LIVING IN WORRY AND FEAR: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR VILLAGERS IN KAREN STATE, BY SAW GAW SAY... FOUR CUTS POLICY:... INFLATION IN BURMA: WHEN THE STATE BUDGET DEFICITS ARE FINANCED BY THE MONEY PRINTING MACHINE, BY F BARTHASSAT... TERMINOLOGY... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY ROHINGYA, BY K PILLAR... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (801K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June/July 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 6/7)
Date of publication: July 2007
Description/subject: THE HIPPOCRITIC (sic) OATH: THE HEALTH CRISIS IN KARENNI STATE, BY BURMA ISSUES MAE HONG SON STAFF... THE NATIONAL CONVENTION: INGRAINING THE MILITARY INTO BURMESE POLITICS, BY SANTIPAP... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, CHIN, BY K PILAR... NEWS BRIEFS...BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (507K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2007
Description/subject: THE DIFFERENCE A BORDER CAN MAKE: A LOOK AT EDUCATION IN KAREN STATE AND THE REFUGEE CAMPS ALONG THE THAI-BURMA BORDER, BY SAW GEORGIRE (KAW KU)... PRISON PORTERS: WHEN THE PUNNISHMENT DOES NOT MATCH THE CRIME, BY KANYAMAW... PRISON PORTERS... SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: BURMA ISSUES DATABASE ONLINE!... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, KARENNI... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (626K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2007
Description/subject: PEOPLE’S VOICES: HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF KAREN WOMEN, BY NAW EH THOO LAY... FAILING TO CHANGE THE STEREOTYPE: GLOBAL SIUTATION OF WOMEN AND IMPACTS ON WOMEN IN BURMA, BY M ROJANABENJAWONG... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, BURMAN, BY S DOHERTY... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (600K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2007
Description/subject: BOAT PEOPLE: BY MOO KO HTEE, SETTING SAIL FOR A BETTER... DIVIDING AND CONQUERING: ANOTHER SPLIT IN THE KNU, BY BI STAFF... Interesting Fact: ... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY ARAKAN, BY K PILAR... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (622K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2007 (Vol. 17, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2007
Description/subject: NOTE FROM THE EDITOR... EVOLUTION OF RESISTANCE: A LOOK AT BURMA’S RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, BY MOO KO HTEE... SHOOT ON SIGHT THE ONGOING SPDC OFFENSIVE AGAINST VILLAGERS IN NORTHERN KAREN STATE... Action Alert... ETHNIC SOLIDARITY, KACHIN, BY S DOHERTY... NEWS BRIEFS... BURMA ISSUES/PEACE WAY FOUNDATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (473K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2006
Description/subject: EDUCATION IN KAREN STATE: ARE WE BUILDING A STABLE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE?, BY SAW GEORGIRE (KAW KU)... THE SILENT DISMANTLING OF A NATION: IMPACTS OF HIV/AIDS IN BURMA, BY S. SCHAFER... VISIT BURMA: THE GOLDEN LAND OF NATURAL BEAUTY, ANCIENT HERITAGE AND HUMAN ZOOS, BY Y JEFFERY... news brief, KNU AND SPDC CEASEFIRE “OFFICIALLY BROKEN”
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (460K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 2006
Description/subject: VILLAGE HEADMAN: TO SHARE THE TORTURE, BY THAW HPOE... CHILD SOLDIERS: VICTIMS AND OPPRESSORS, BY SANTIPAP... WHAT IS DDR?... A BORDER WITHOUT MEDICINE: A LOOMING HEALTH CRISIS IN SOUTHERN MON STATE, BY S PLATTS... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (492K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2006
Description/subject: BURMA PLANTS THE OIL: A FURTHER DEMAND FOR SLAVE LABOUR, BY SAW EH NA... Castor Oil Plants (aka Physic Nuts)... THE JUNTA AND THE ILO: IS IT TIME FOR THE TIGER TO FINALLY BARE ITS TEETH?, BY SANTIPAP... ARTICLE 26: THE BURMA CASE STUDY... WALKING THE TIGHTROPE: FORCED LABOUR IN NORTHERN ARAKAN STATE, BY SANTIPAP... Model Villages: 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTY’S(Martyr's) DAY, BY HTAN DAH... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (501K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June-July 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 6/7)
Date of publication: July 2006
Description/subject: CRISIS IN KAREN STATE: THE HUMAN COST OF THE LATEST OFFENSIVE, BY MOO KO HTEE... PEOPLE’S STORIES: SAW EH HTOO... DISPLACEMENT UPDATE... HOW YOU CAN HELP?... PEOPLE’S STORIES: NAW LAY LAY PAW... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (484K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: THE FAILURE OF STATE BUILDING IN POST WAR BURMA, BY M MCATEER... PEOPLE’S STORIES LIFE AT THE MILITARY’S GUNPOINT, BY KANYAMAW...CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS: WHO’S DRAFTING BURMA’S FUTURE?, BY SANTIPAP... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (486K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2006
Description/subject: IDP Issue: Where is Everything?, BY NAW CHA MU... Four Cuts Policy... VIDEO LAUNCH: SEASON OF FEAR Internally Displace People in Burma call for International action... THE POLITICS OF SUBSISTENCE: IDP COPING STRATEGIES AS NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE, BY NANDA KYAW THU... INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: A GLOBAL ISSUE FOR A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, BY MOO KO HTEE... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (607K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2006
Description/subject: BURMESE INDIANS: THE FORGOTTEN LIVES, BY SAMART BUTKAEW... MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: WHY BURMA’S JUNTA SHRUGS OFF INTERNATONAL PRESSURE, BY K. LANGE... PROMISING “EDUCATION FOR ALL” IN THAILAND: WHAT ARE THE TRUE BENEFITS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN BEHIND THIS NEW POLICY, BY C.GUINARD... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (654K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2006 (Vol. 16, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2006
Description/subject: TYRANNY OF THE ABSURD: ASSESSING THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE PYINMANA MOVE, BY NANDA KYAW THU... Historical Note:... TRUE EXPERIENCES: PEOPLE SPEAK OUT, BY NAW SUNDAY HTOO... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (649K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: CREATIVITY...POSSIBILITY...VOICE...POWER... THE ART OF RESISTANCE: CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND EMPOWERMENT, BY R. SHARPLES... THE STORY OF OF THE IDPS... BEHIND THE ART, DRAWING AND TEXT BY SAW TAWNY HTOO... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (551K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 2005
Description/subject: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT: ONE STEP FORWARD OR TWO STEPS BACK?, BY MOO KO HTEE... SLIPPING THROUGH THE NET... GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS: AN INSIDERS VIEW, BY NGA MOO... THE DILEMMA OF HUMANITARIAN AID IN BURMA, BY K. LANGE AND S.SEEBACH... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (740K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2005
Description/subject: BURMESE MIGRANT WORKERS: A BRUSH WITH THE LAW, BY NAW CHA MU... Migrant Workers... MOTIVATED BY MONEY: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES IN BURMA, BY M. MCATEER... LAND CONFISCATION: KILLING BY DEFAULT, BY MOO KO HTEE... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (694K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 2005
Description/subject: DISPLACED SCHOOL AGAINST MILITARY, BY SAW EHNA AND SUNDAY HTOO... PEOPLE’S STORIES: ACUTE LACK OF TEACHERS FOR IDPS... FUTURE DILEMMA OF KARENNI REFUGEES, BY BEH REH... ERRATUM: BURMA ISSUES NEWSLETTER JULY, VOL. 14, NO. 7... LANDMINES: WHEN REPATRIATION BECOMES AN ACT OF MURDER, BY SANTIPAP... Atrocity Demining: Human minesweeping... news briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (960K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: ONGOING ATTACKS ON DISPLACED PERSONS: A STORY OF A WOMAN WHO DOES NOT GIVE UP, BY THAY U HTOO AND KABAW POE... PEOPLE’S FAITH: A TOOL OF WAR, BY MOO KO HTEE... RELIGIONS IN BURMA... PEOPLE’S STORIES: UN REGISTRATION IN THE REFUGEE CAMP, LIFE IN THE CAMP, BY SHAMU... REGISTRATION PUTS REFUGEESS IN A FIX, BY SAW POE KLER HTOO...news briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (690K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 2005
Description/subject: A DANGEROUS JOURNEY TO GET TO SCHOOL, WHY ARE STUDENTS FLEEING THE BURMESE EDUCATION SYSTEM?BY SAW EHNA AND C. GUINARD... APPROXIMATE EXPENSES FOR A STUDENT IN GRADE EIGHT OR NINE... INDIA AND THE JUNTA: BUSINESS ABOVE DEMOCRACY, BY M. MCATEER... General Facts about India (Sources: BBC News)... Table on Burma-India Trade (in US$ million)... news briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (496K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 2005
Description/subject: FINDING HOPE AMONGST THE DESPAIR, MY JOURNEY BACK TO MY HOMELAND, BY SAW THE BLAY... UNIVERSAL ARMS EMBARGO: DESTROYING THE JUNTA’S IRON FIST, BY MOO KO HTEE... news briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (638K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 2005
Description/subject: SPECIAL ISSUE: SHAN STATE IN TURMOIL, INDEPENDENCE, CIVIL WAR, WHAT NEXT?, BY C. GUINARD... PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE: INTERVIEW OF A SHAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 26, 2005... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (926K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: “TELLING YOUR STORY CAN BE HEALING”, WOMEN OF BURMA SPEAK OUT, BY SAW EHNA... LAUNCH OF RECENT BURMA ISSUES VIDEO... ‘ALWAYS ON THE RUN: INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE IN KAREN STATE’, BY K. JONG AND S. GREGORY... UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS: AN END TO BURMA’S IMPASSE?, BY Z. BRAKE... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (576K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2005
Description/subject: GREASING THE WHEELS: CORRUPTION AS THE BASIS OF BURMESE PROCEDURE, BY BI... BEYOND THE FIGHTING AT NYAR MOE, BY BEH REH... KNPP Break-Away Groups... DAMNING HOPE: DEVELOPMENT ON THE SALWEEN RIVER, BY SANTIPAP... THE SALWEEN RIVER... news brief
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (516K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2005
Description/subject: THE REFUGEE, BY TU REH... ASEAN AND BURMA: TIME TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH, BY S. DOHERTHY... BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: ROHINGYA REFUGEES CONTEMPLATE ALTERNATIVES TO CAMP LIFE IN BANGLADESH, BY M. REDDY... news brief, French Oil Giant TOTAL Role’s in Burma Targetted...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (632K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2005 (Vol. 15, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2005
Description/subject: THE KNU CEASEFIRE “AGREEMENT” ONE YEAR ON: REAL PROGRESS OR STILL JUST A MESS?, BY SAW EHNA... TIMELINE OF PEACE NEGOTIATION BETWEEN THE KNU AND A SERIES OF BURMESE GOVERNMENTS... DEADLY IGNORANCE: THE HIV/AIDS CRISIS IN BURMA, BY Y. METTLER... news brief, New SPDC Offensive in Dupalaya District, South-Western Karen State, January 2005
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (528K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaissues.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: Retirements and Releases: The Plot Thickens... WHO’S WHO IN RANGOON? WILL THE REAL JUNTA PLEASE STAND UP [1. Senior General Than Shwe; 2. Deputy Senior-General Maung Aye; 3. General Thura Shwe Mann; 4. Lieutenant-General Soe Win; 5. Lieutenant-General Thein Sein]... “From Prison to Frontline” Release of a New Special Report and a Video... Migrant Registration: A Light at the End of the Tunnel?... News Briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (400K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" November 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 2004
Description/subject: Conflict, Upheaval and Lessons learned for the Future: A Comparative Analysis of Displacement in Burma and Philippines: Displacement overview in Asia Pacific; Displacement in Burma: strategic military tool of the Burmese Regime; The Filipino experience; What Lessons can be Learned to adopt a common international approach?...IDP INTERVIEW IN BUBONG RELOCATION SITE, PANTAR, LANAO DEL NORTE, MINDANAO, PHILLIPINES - Buma Issues-Voluntary Service Overseas field trip, November 2004; Living conditions in IDP relocation site in Bubong... NEWS IN BRIEFS: New SPDC offensive in Toungoo, Papun and Nyaunglebin District, Western Karen State, November-December 2004...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (853K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2004
Description/subject: TIME TO FACE FACTS: A STUDY OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AT THAM HIN - Family Disputes at Tham Hin...BURMA’S MEDIA: DISHONOURING JOURNALISITC INDEPENDENCE...CASH AND REPRESSION: ARBITRARY TAXATION AND LOOTING BY THE MILITARY IN BURMA - Outrageous Arbitrary Taxation: Breaking spirit and cultural identity of the People...News Briefs: Burma PM arrested and sacked over corruption; Burma jails forced labour complainants; 50,000 Rohingyas to enter Bangladesh.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (424K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" September 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 2004
Description/subject: DISPLACED SCHOOL AGAINST MILITARY: Lack of School; Jungle School; PEOPLE’S STORIES: ACUTE LACK OF TEACHERS FOR IDPS...FUTURE DILEMMA OF KARENNI REFUGEES...LANDMINES: WHEN REPATRIATION BECOMES AN ACT OF MURDER; Atrocity Demining: Human minesweeping...News Brief: Burmese workers awarded compensation; Burma to attend ASEM; China and Burma reach agreement for oil exploration; Magazine closed for being too pro-american; Burma’s foreign minister and deputy allegedly quit.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (645K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" July 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 2004
Description/subject: CROSSING THE BORDER - Shot by Both Sides: Refugees between Burma and Thailand: The Journey to Thailand; A Thai-Burma Economic Partnership; Thailand and the UNHCR; People’s Stories: Crossing the Line - the Reality behind the Border... Too Scared to Access: HIV Epidemic among Karen Refugees [N,B. Erratum which appeared in the September 2004 issue: "ERRATUM: BURMA ISSUES NEWSLETTER JULY, VOL. 14, NO. 7 All our apologies for the wrong figure that we published in our article “Too Scared to Access: HIV Epidemic among Karen Refugees”. Please, rectify the sentence “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fears a secret HIV epidemic among one million Karen refugees along the Thai-Burma border.” By “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fears a secret HIV epidemic among thousands of Karen refugees along the Thai-Burma border.”] ... Messages of Investment: Acceptance of the Burmese Regime... News Briefs: No Return Date set for National Convention; Border Countries Donate over US$100 million to Burma; Ceasefire talks between KNU and junta to continue; Rewards for the arrest of illegal workers; More aid for HIV/Aids in Burma; US Senators want Burma envoy to be asked to leave.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (312K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" June 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 2004
Description/subject: MOBILIZATION OF THE MASSES: HOW MUCH OF A THREAT IS THE USDA?...FOOD SCARCITY IN THE RICE BOWL OF ASIA...CHINA’S ROLE IN BURMA: CAN THE SPDC SURVIVE WITHOUT CHINESE SUPPORT?...News Briefs: Burmese Leader Says People’s Virtue Defends Against Natural Disasters; Convention Continues; Problems Grow; EU Cancels ASEM Meeting over Burma...Independent journalism career opportunity for people from Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (393K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2004
Description/subject: MINORITY GROUPS: FEMALE STRIFE: WOMEN IN KAREN STATE: TRYING TO OVERCOME VICTIMHOOD BY THE KAREN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION; SHAN WOMEN IN NEED OF PROTECTION...WITNESS HIGHLIGHTS FORCED LABOUR IN BURMA: WATCH THE RIGHTS ALERT ‘ENTRENCHED ABUSE: FORCED LABOR IN BURMA’ AT WWW.WITNESS.ORG...CEASE-FIRE IN KAREN STATE: PHONEY TRUCE OR FRAGILE PEACE? Burma Issues, Field mission in 6th Brigade area, Southeastern Karen State. ~Mid-March 2004~...News Briefs: Opposition Wants SPDC’s Assurance All Views Will Be Heard; Thailand Plans to Register Illegal Workers; KNU and SPDC Plan Third Round of Talks; Bangkok Process Postponed; Ukrainian Arms Factory Setting Up In Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (414K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2004
Description/subject: SEARCHING FOR PEACE:; KNU CEASEFIRE TALKS: NEGOTIATING A RETURN TO THE “LEGAL FOLD” AND THE FATE OF MLLIONS OF KARENS...PORTER SOLIDARITY: A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME IN BURMA?...NON-VIOLENCE: A DIFFERENT KIND OF STRUGGLE; Strategies of Non-Violence...News Briefs: Suu Kyi To Be Freed? Burma-Indian trade may reach 1 billion $; US will maintain Burma sanctions; Thai government denies mass repatriation for economic reasons; Burmese Army Attack KNU In Spite of Ceasefire Agreement.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (281K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2004 (Vol. 14, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2004
Description/subject: Children Issue:- CHILDREN IN BURMA: A POPULATION AT RISK, A COUNTRY ENDANGERED...FEAR AND FATE OF IDP CHILDREN IN BURMA: A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE IN HIDING...Child Labour World Figures...“JOIN THE ARMY OR GO TO JAIL!”...News Briefs: NLD members under persistent arrests; Army to recruit more ethnic minority youths; NLD Vice Chairman brought back to his home, Rangoon; Peace talks “successful”: KNU; Norway to join Bangkok process
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (431K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2004 (Vol. 14, No 1)
Date of publication: January 2004
Description/subject: TRAFFICKING ISSUE:- TAKING THE “HUMAN” OUT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING...SMALL ARMS SMUGGLING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BURMA’S INSURGENCY...A COMPLEX INDUSTRY : DRUG PRODUCTION AND TRAFFICKING; Who profits from the drug trade?...News Briefs: KNPP leaders executed by SPDC troops; Koffi Annan under high critics; Students sentenced to 15 years prison; Theater troupes and musicians used for SPDC propaganda; Go to jail for free child birth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (270K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" December 2003 (Vol. 13, No.12)
Date of publication: December 2003
Description/subject: “I WILL NOT BE FORCED FROM MY OWN LAND” PART 2 - Internal Displacement in Burma...NEGOTIATING CEASE-FIRE: THE ART OF DISILLUSION IN MON STATE...IN HIDING: THE BURMESE ARMY’S 7TH BRIGADE OFFENSIVE...News Briefs: Nine people sentenced to death for high treason; UNOCAL stands trial; 16 NLD members freed from detention; ARNO and NUPA agree on a total landmine ban; Burma’s road map forum
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (512K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" November 2003 (Vol. 13, No.11)
Date of publication: November 2003
Description/subject: TRAFFICKING: THE REALITIES FOR BURMESE WOMEN...“I WILL NOT BE FORCED FROM MY OWN LAND” INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT IN BURMA; Displacement from military operations...DAMNING THE SALWEEN: BACKGROUND; PROBABLE IMPACTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION: Environmental; Economic; Human: - Forced Relocations - Human Rights abuses - Destruction of livelihood and culture - Refugee flow to Thailand - Health problems due to changes in environment - Forced labour; The following villager was interviewed by Burma Issues. This villager lives in the area of the proposed Lower Salween Dam. He was asked what effects the construction of this dam would have on those in the area...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (235K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2003 (Vol. 13, No.10)
Date of publication: October 2003
Description/subject: INVESTING IN DESTRUCTION: THE IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND ECONOMIC POLICIES ["It is a fact in Burma that border development under the auspices of foreign investment is just an excuse that allows the military to gain control over subversives in the border areas.] Forced labour; Security and human rights violations; Health; Displacement; Human and Drug trafficking; Environmental impact; Culture; Who benefits?...- In Dooplya district of Karen state a man was arrested and accused of being a KNU member: “He was tied up and kicked on the chest with ammunition boots until he dropped to the ground...he was propped up and boxed in the face until he was bleeding and then they pushed the barrel of a gun in his mouth and withdrew it. He was tied up at Kalee Hkee Hill Military Station for nine days and fed with stinking food. He was told that if the village headman did not come and redeem him he would be killed.” THE PREVALENCE OF ARBITRARY DETENTION (The following is an extract from a report released by Burma Issues and Altsean- Burma, Uncounted: political prisoners in burma’s ethnic areas. The following extract focuses on the arbitrary nature of the detention of political prisoners in Burma’s ethnic areas and the unconventional centres in which they are normally detained, namely army bases and village structures.) Detention in military bases; THE REPORT FOUND THE FOLLOWING ISSUES NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED REGARDING ACCUSATIONS, DETENTIONS AND CHARGEriefs: Rice exports causing famine; Minefield delays dam construction; KNLA base falls to Burmese troops; Students arrested for distributing pamphlets
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (514K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" September 2003 (Vol. 13, No.9)
Date of publication: September 2003
Description/subject: EXTORTION: THE PEOPLE’S SLOW DESTRCUTION...THE LENGTHS TO GO FOR EDUCATION...BURMA: WAITING FOR WORDS TO BECOME ACTIONS: The SPDC’s 7 point plan; The author’s proposed 7 point-plan...WITNESS and BURMA ISSUES Rights Alert Online Video: No Place to Go: Internally Displaced People in Burma...News Brief: Political hip hop; Activists arrested on anniversary; Suu Kyi not on hunger strike; Prisoners shot dead in bassein; Funding for ICRC.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (104K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" August 2003 (Vol. 13, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2003
Description/subject: THE HEALING MAGIC OF COMMUNITY [The authors spent most of 2003 living and working with people from Burma who are now living in Thailand. They were there to share their knowledge on social issues. Here are some of their reflections and observations regarding their experience and the people they came to know.]; "Community is all about desire to know and to be known, to give and to be given to, and in that there is a purity that I have seldom encountered before."...FOR SALE: THE FUTURE OF THE LANDLESS [“I owned two spaces of land in that area. Now, the Burmese Army confiscated both spaces. I am left with nothing to eat. My children cried when they heard the bad news. We had no food anymore. Only my son, who is a monk, has fed our family with small amounts of food.” A Karen villager who had his land confiscated by the Burmese military in Ye Township, Mon State]...THE GAP [“If people only view themselves as victims then it will be difficult for the conflict to end. People must listen to each other and recognise each others sufferings, ...”]...News Briefs: China maintains “friendly” relationship; Refugees moved from camp; MTV launch campaign; Cabinet reshuffle; US sanctions cancel US$200 exchange
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (108K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" July 2003 (Vol. 13, No.7)
Date of publication: July 2003
Description/subject: TURNING THE INVISIBLE, VISIBLE: Looking over your shoulder; Who’s visible, who’s not; Perseverance does triumph; Talking and doing; What are your hopes?...THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE KARENNI STATE: PART 2 [This is the final part to a series documenting the lives of the villagers in Central Karenni State. This week Burma Issues looks at the security of livelihood and living with military operations in these areas] SECURITY OF LIVELIHOOD; ACTIVITIES OF SPDC TROOPS; LIVING WITH KARENNI TROOPS; CEASE-FIRE GROUPS - Villagers in this area are clearly facing a multitude of problems that affect their ability to survive. The continued pressure on villagers due to the armed conflict contributes to this. Fear and distrust caused by abuse of power is evident. While villagers continue to be pulled between the Burmese military and the KNPP, mistrust and fear will permeate the lives of villagers. While the limited aid that does reach these areas, continues to be administered through the military, corruption will continue to occur and the people who are most in need of the aid will continue to be denied it. Basic services such as education and healthcare are seriously lacking. Treatable diseases are killing villagers, and both students and teachers are facing difficulties to implement basic education."...BURMA’S POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE CONFLICT ZONES: "In August 2003 Burma Issues and Altsean-Burma will release a report, "Uncounted: Political Prisoners in Burma’s ethnic areas". The report focuses on people arbitrarily detained in Burma’s conflict areas for supposedly supporting ethnic nationality opposition groups. Why is the report needed?...Some of the key findings are:...What needs to be done..."...News Briefs: On the borders; On the borders; Military Trainings; International responses; Politics
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (174K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" June 2003 (Vol. 13, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 2003
Description/subject: WHERE IS DEMOCRACY WITHOUT THE GRASSROOTS ["...Real democracy must be ingrained in social behaviour as well as political structure. Without its inclusion in the social practices of everyday life, no matter how successful the political structures are, democracy will not be able to exist in a true and effective sense...In fact democracy can only emerge from an internal process of self-evaluation and critique that is relevant to a specific country and situation..."...THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE KARENNI STATE: PART 1 ["This report is based on a Burma Issues field trip to the central and western areas of Karenni State. The purpose of the trip was to look at the current health and education situation and the security of livelihood for the villagers who live in this area. The beginning of this year saw many difficulties for farmers in this area where crop production was low, commodity prices high and continuing military operations and human rights abuses were prevalent..."] EDUCATION; HEALTHCARE...DEMANDING SANCTIONS THAT DEMAND SANCTIONS THAT DEMAND...RELEASING?...This is a very simple summary of the international response to the imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi. 1988-present...News Briefs: Ferry sinks in tavoy; Unpopular dam projects; Aung San Suu Syi remains in detention; Fencing Indo-Burma border.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (134K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" May 2003 (Vol. 13, No 5)
Date of publication: May 2003
Description/subject: RICE ON THE FREE MARKET: "In April the SPDC announced the cancellation of their forced rice procurement policy and a new rice trading policy that would ensure “...free trade of the crop in the interest of the entire peasantry and helping develop the market- orientated economy.” In a country where 75% of the population are engaged in agriculture, 6.5 million hectares of land is used for rice farming and 55% of the country’s GDP is accounted for through the Agriculture sector,1 the policies governing rice trade is quite important..."...THE WAR ON ILLEGAL MIGRANTS: "...More than 8,000 Burmese migrants that have already been deported, according to Mae Sot immigration officials, since the Thai- Burma border reopened in October 2002. Up until now,, the often harsh Thai policy has not prevented Burmese from fleeing the violations of human rights in their country..."; CRACKDOWNS; CO-OPERATION [between the Thai and Burmese govts]; VULNERABILITY...FIGHTING THE CULTURE OF OPPRESSION: "...The key to fighting the doctrine of oppression is realising the oppressor cannot exist in this equation on their own. The oppressed, sometimes unknowingly, can also contribute to their state of oppression. In fact they are an integral part of the oppression structure, for without their obedience the oppressors would never have the ability to maintain this system of oppression..."...News Briefs: Salai Tun Than released; Aung San Suu Kyi detained; Six migrant workers killed; Bomb blasts in Tachilek.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (161K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" April 2003 (Vol. 13, No 4)
Date of publication: April 2003
Description/subject: RICE: INCOME GENERATOR/CULTURAL STAPLE: "Is rice to be seen solely as an income generating export commodity or in the light of its cultural importance: a staple food diet, an ingrained traditional form of living, a recipient of ceremonies, blessings and entreaties, and a source of happiness and prosperity. Nowhere are these two concepts more evidently in conflict than in military ruled Burma where the government exports rice, beyond its means, to generate income for its ruthless military, while its farming population produce the rice, amid traditional forms of farming and with a respect for its integral part to their belief system..."...SARS, SADDAM AND THE FORGOTTEN DISEASES...RESPONSES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WHAT DO ALL SIDES NEED? ["The following observations are a result of the recent discussion generated after the “No Place to Go” video screening by Burma Issues in Bangkok. The role of the international community and the responses the NGO community want from them are a constant topic of debate that seems to generate little new discussion. Burma Issues would therefore encourage any return observations, criticisms and dialogue on this topic. We only ask that you make it constructive...]...THREE COUNTRIES IN ONE DAY: - a trip from Thailand to Karen State and Burma...News Briefs: Junta announces end to rice procurement; Karen rebels sabotage gas pipeline; Protestor in British embassy
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (203K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" March 2003 (Vol. 13, No 3)
Date of publication: March 2003
Description/subject: REPATRIATING THE ROHINGYA [The last decade shows a checkered account of forced, coherced and violent repatriation of Rohingya refugees back to Burma.]...BURMA’S MUSLIMS AND THE WAR AGAINST TERROR "...In this article I want to explore just two things from the climate of post-September 11 terrorism. First, the danger of simplifying terrorism down to the immediate act and second, the way the war against terrorism has been used by states, specifically focusing on Burma, to justify persecution of its Muslim entities..."...GIVING HOPE TO IDPS "...The problem with working on the IDP issue in Burma has always been how to get the international community interested and aware of a group of people they can’t really see. How to get them active on an issue that is growing increasingly catastrophic but is difficult to get statistics about..."...News Briefs: USDA trains villagers to lie; Burma fails on forced labour; Economic woes.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (168K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" February 2003 (Vol. 13, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2003
Description/subject: LOOKING TO IT’S NEIGHBOURS: BURMA’S NEW PATH TO ACCEPTANCE "The US, Britain and the EU have recently issued renewed calls for Burma to show concerted efforts for political change or face increased sanctions; India, China and Thailand have welcomed with warm embraces an influx of state visits from the Burmese military leaders which has resulted in greater cooperation and economic agreements. It is little surprise then that the Burmese junta seem to be embracing closer economic and trade cooperation with their neighbours, opting to go without the wests support or acceptance, opting for international legitimacy through those that don’t impose the strict demands for resolving human rights abuses. Can it work? Is it a new tactic that shows foresight and cunning?..."...SURVIVAL WITHIN DIVISION "...Before 1997 the people here lived freely, Burmese troops occasionally arrived in their villages but the area was fully controlled by the KNU (Karen National Union). Some Karen villagers from northern Tavoy areas immigrated or fled to this area because of the Yadana gas pipeline project and the Ye-Tavoy railroad construction. Since the people were forced to stay in forced relocation sites, they have been facing difficulties with earning their living because of Burmese troops’ restrictions. They became targets of torture and execution. Daily survival, to be safe from Burmese troops suspicion, is a daily challenge. Forced labour becomes a regular task for the people although the Burmese military government has pretended to stop forced labour due to ILO pressure. They also have to pay various kinds of extortion..."...RESOLVING CONFLICT THROUGH PEACE "...The roots of the conflict in Burma has not just started with the present militarisation, but has started since the period of colonialisation and entering into Burma’s first democratic era. Therefore it lies with attitudes and prejudices within the society. That’s why it is important for the society to look at the root causes of the long conflict and have the courage to carry out the significant social changes needed to rid the country of those deeplying roots..."...News Briefs: Panicked withdrawls from Rangoons banks; Hunger strike in Dhaka.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (181K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" January 2003 (Vol. 13, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2003
Description/subject: IVANHOES INVESTMENT IN THE CRACKHOUSE "...In conclusion, Ivanhoe Mines Inc. is in business with a corrupt and cruel government. Whether the SPDC gets one dollar or one billion dollars from outside investment, Ivanhoe, like many other international company’s, is contributing to human suffering and injustice by simply associating themselves with the Burmese government. They wrongfully support a dictatorship that has no regard for human dignity or economic progress among its own people. In the statement from their website, Ivanhoe has been able to tactfully twist their words around so that they can present the illusion that they are not guilty of the accusations they face. Sadly they are. And they are able to do it with a clear conscience, thinking only about profits, capital gain and economics. In the end why does everything always revolve around economics?"...REFORMING EDUCATION: WHEN REALITIES HIT THE WORLD "...The plights of youngsters along the border and inside Burma has posed a critical question as to whether it is necessary to maintain the nonfunctional British colonial and SPDC indoctrinated education system or should it come to an end by replacing it with a new democratic education system that highlights the needs of the youngsters with emphasis on creativity and critical thinking ability"...WHEN YOU’RE NOT WELCOME "...Why should Thailand be concerned about sending Burmese nationals back across the border? The bottom line is that Thailand sees them as a financial burden, therefore easily expendable in their persuance of trade, tourism and development with Burma. Recently Thailand and Burma announed four mega projects in Burma to be built by Thai companies. These include a hydroelectric dam on the Salween River, a coal mine, a port project in Tavoy and the Mae Sot to Rangoon highway. In January PTT Exploration and Production Plc, the Thai oil and gas company whose projects include the Yadana and Yetagun gas pipelines, announced a planned investment of 59.8 billion baht over the next 5 years. 38 percent of which will used to fund existing major projects which include the two gas pipelines in Burma..."...Crackdown Countdown: "Burma orders all border checkpoints with Thailand to be closed after an incident where Burma accused Thailand of shelling Burmese territory in support of a raid by a Shan ethnic armed group..."...News Briefs: Rebel leader offers conditional surrender; Nuns arrested for protest; Naga rebels declare end of war with India.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (149K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" December 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 2002
Description/subject: THE BRILLANT SUN FADES INTO THE SUNSET [Ne Win's departure] "...The Brilliant Sun is gone, but the legacy of suspicion, fear and distrust he created to rule the country remains and continues to keep peace and unity an illusive dream for the people. But that legacy too will one day only be a dirty smudge on the face of history as the people find their own path out of dictatorship and into a peaceful future..."...THE SHIFTING MASSES "“We have been moving from one place to another every year. The last year and this year have been the most difficult years for us. In the past years, from seeding time to harvest time, the Burmese army troops arrived to our hiding sites very often and every time they arrived they destroyed our paddies. We had to hide from them every time that they arrived”..."...FOR ME I CAN FORGIVE...BUT "This is the story of a villager from Htan ta bin township, Taungoo district in Burma. Before 1975 the villagers of Htan ta bin were able to enjoy sufficient living from their orchard plantations. Their durian fruits and beetle nuts were famous along with the orchard products from the Taungoo district region. Now along with the villages the plantations are in ruin because of the ethnic cleansing war conducted by the Burmese Military regime. The majority of Htan ta bin villagers are now refugees in Thailand or Internally Displaced People in the eastern mountainous region of Taungoo District..."...News Briefs: “Most successful” trip depsite harrasssment; Aids sufferers escape sorry plight; Hundreds fired in Mae Sot
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (163K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" November 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 2002
Description/subject: DISSENT IN THE RANKS "...Defectors from the Burmese army haven’t often had a voice, those in the past that have made it out of Burma and across the borders are few and far between, their stories and voices effectively silenced by a Burmese military that fears the sounds of emission those voices can produce..."...NO LONGER YOUR MOTHER (The following is taken from an interview with a defector from the Burmese Army undertaken by Burma Issues in September 2002.)...WORSE THAN DEATH...THE LIFE OF THE IDP’S "...The situation of the IDP’s in Burma still goes largely unrecognised by the international community. They are typically in areas that have little accessibility to outside groups and NGO’s, their existence one of constant fear, movement and lack of access to the basic necessities of life."...THE DAWNNA DIVIDE (2)"...Last month Burma Issues reported on the social and political conditions of the predominantly KNU controlled East Dawnna Mountain area. This week we will focus on the West Dawnna area, a Burmese controlled area, and the different living conditions this entails to those living there. The purpose of these reports is to give people a greater understanding of the living conditions and daily issues facing the villagers in the ethnic areas. While human rights violations are well documented we sometimes forget that there are human faces behind those numbers, with human stories of courage, perserverance and community togetherness, despite the overwhelming odds that state otherwise..." EDUCATION; COMMUNITY UNITY; FORCED LABOUR...News Briefs: Clarke facing embarrassment over burma link; Armed fighting between DKBA groups; Thailand eyes hydro scheme
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (176K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" October 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 2002
Description/subject: THE DEEPER WE PROBE "...We are now dealing with a mental state of mind that has been deeply ingrained into the behaviours of Burmese soliders for a very long time..."..."...The Burma that emerged after independence has a strong case for evidence of ethnic cleansing. It was a deeply divided nation, the ethnic races and their issues of autonomy and identity of paramount importance if Burma was to remain a unified country. Instead Ne Win’s military undertook a policy of cleansing Burma of any opposition group to the militaries power, predominantly the unhappy ethnic groups..."...THE DAWNNA RANGE DIVIDE "...This week Burma Issues looks at the KNU controlled East Dawnna area, next week will focus on the Burmese controlled West Dawnna area..."...YOUTH SITUATION; ECONOMIC CONDITIONS; EDUCATION SYSTEM.....LIVING WITH A DENSITY OF DISEASES "...The Thai authorities must consider allowing the refugees to manage their own land and there must be wider space and better shelter that will bring better health. Other essential items are the need for more land to build their houses on and to change the roofing to thatch. I encourage the UNHCR and other groups to seek protection for the refugees and to encourage the Thai government to allow more assistance for health..."..."For fifty years no Peace" (poem)...News Brief: Merit-makers bombed in shan state; Ethnic Karen, Mon told to hand in ID cardsthnic Karen, Mon told to hand in ID cards; militant groups on Indo-Burma border get together; Burma puts gems on sale.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (176K)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2011


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 2002
Description/subject: The Environment as a Tool of War... Myanmar's Expenditures on the Military, Health and Education... Speaking Truth Takes Courage... News briefs: rice price hike has caused unrest; refugees accused of causing flash flood; spdc attack karen in pa-an district.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.56MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 2002
Description/subject: EDUCATIONAL REFORM - "THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION FOR THE GRASSROOTS...THE POWER OF THE FEW" - Tha Lay: "How is it that the minority that constitutes the ruling military in Burma can exert such power and influence over the majority people?...": CREATING A CLIMATE OF FEAR; SPREAD OF INFORMATION; SOCIAL STRUCTURES; EDUCATION...JUST A BAD DREAM - There are many reasons for the exodus of the shan people from their home land. This is just one story...news briefs: muslim separatists trained by taliban?; ski resort in northern burma; dissidents arrested in thailand
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.77MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 2002
Description/subject: "DEVELOPMENT WITH JUSTICE - the road to tavoy" ... INSIDE NORTHERN KARENNI STATE PART 2: THE SPDC TROOPS ACTIVITIES; THE SPDC TROOPS' SITUATION AND DESIRE; CEASE-FIRE GROUPS' SITUATION;...BURMA'S TIMELINE 2000-2001
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.57MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 2002
Description/subject: INSIDE SOUTHERN SHAN STATE PART I - The Shan State area discussed here comes under the cease-fire zone of the Shan National People Liberation Organisation (SNPLO). This week presents observations on education, health and the general living situation for the villagers. Next month Burma Issues will talk about the military activities in the area and the situation of the cease-fire agreement. PEOPLE 9 s SITUATION; EDUCATION; In the villages by Loikaw; HEALTH; LOGGING IN LOIKAW AREA...BURMA'S TIMELINE 1994-1999...REPLACING THE STRUCTURES...news briefs: unocal case will go to court; "license to rape"; death penalty for MTC dissidents.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.98MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 2002
Description/subject: REASONS FOR HOPE... LAND MINES: THE EFFECTS ON REPATRIATION... BURMA'S TIMELINE 1988-1993... NEWS BRIERS...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (4.16MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2002
Description/subject: LIVING WITH TWO FATHERS: life in the gray zones of Tenasserim... THE ANATOMY OF AN ARMY... CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENTS: burden or blessing... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"/Peace Way Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2002
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTATION: time to consult the grassroots... WORKING FOR THE MOTHER OR WORKING FOR THE OTHER: international money and new expectations within the border camps... GAMES CHILDREN PLAY... The passing of a friend - Phi Aoe... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2002
Description/subject: LIVING UNDER A LIE... Electricity, Water and Fuel Scarcity... A PERSPECTIVE FROM LOIKAW... IMMIGRANT DEATHS: HUMAN RIGHTS DILEMNAS... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2002
Description/subject: REFLECTING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD... MUSLIMS: BURMA'S QUIET MINORITY... THE NON-VIOLENT WAT: AREFUGEES PERSECHVE... NEWS BRUEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.96MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 2001 (Vol. 11, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 2001
Description/subject: THE UWSA: GUNS, DRUGS, AND POWER POLITICS... PERPETRATORS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION: 2... KARENNI STATE: "LIVING IN THE TIGER'S MOUTH"... APRIL NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.63MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 2001 (Vol. 11, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 2001
Description/subject: PERPETRATORS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION... NON-VIOLENT STRUGGLE AND THE GRASS ROOTS... LASHIO: A TOWNSHIP IN TRANSITION... MARCH NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.65MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 2001 (Vol. 11, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 2001
Description/subject: A BRIEF LOOK AT A CLOSED GOVERNMENT... Regional Commanders... TRANSITION AND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION... KEEPING THE PRESSUREON... FEBRUARY NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 2001 (Vol. 11, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 2001
Description/subject: DISPLACEMENT IN THE KARENNI CONTEXT: PART 2... A GUIDE TO BURMA'S OPPOSITON GROUPS... PARTICIPATION, PERCEPTION & CHANGE... JANUARY NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.42MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" 2001 BI Index No. 2 (Index 1997- 2000)
Date of publication: 2001
Description/subject: People's Stories...Chin State... Irrawaddy Division... Karen State ... Karenni State... Mon State... Rangoon Division... Shan State... Tenasserim Division... Subject Index... activism... agriculture... aid... AIDS/HIV... Arakan State... ASEAN... cease fire/cease fire talks... chauvinism (ethnic)... Chin... China... civil war (direct references)... constitution... dams... development... drugs... economy... education... environment... forced relocation... foreign investment... human rights doc. issues... immigrants/immigration... India... internally displaced persons (IDPs)... international engagement... Japan... Karen... Karenni...labor (includes forced labor)... military/militarization...Mon... nationalism... NLD (National League for Democracy)... oil/gas industry, pipelines... peace... refugee camps... refugees... religion... repatriation... Shan... SPDC/SLORC... trade... UNHCR... United States... Weapons: Landmines... Wa...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.58MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 5)
Date of publication: December 2000
Description/subject: MOVING BEYOND VICIMIZATION... RANGOON: 'ONLY THE LUCKY PROSPER'... DISPLACEMENT IN THE KARENNI CONTEXT: PART 1... DECEMBER NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.39MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 4)
Date of publication: November 2000
Description/subject: THE OTHER SIDE: PUTTING THE CHIN BACK INTO FOCUS... PUBLICATIONS AND PERCEPTION... POWER STRUGGLE? MAUNG AYE AND KHIN NYUNT... NOVEMBER NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 3)
Date of publication: August 2000
Description/subject: FORCED LABOUR BLUES, I L O ACTION... TWO SIDES OF ONE BORDER... COURT CASE RESOLVED... EXPANSION INTO MEPLETTOE: PART 2... august news
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.35MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 2)
Date of publication: July 2000
Description/subject: ONGOING EXPANSION INTO MEPLETTOE... EDUCATION FOR A PEACEFUL FUTURE... INFLUENCE & EXPLOITATION: A POLITICAL TRIANGLE... July news
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.70MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" Spring 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 1)
Date of publication: June 2000
Description/subject: (No date: The date estimate is June 2000.)... SURVIVING BURMA'S CIVIL SERVICE... DILEMMAS IN SEEKING PEACE... TOUGH TIMES IN THAILAND... AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT EVENTS... news briefs
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.57MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1999
Description/subject: EDUCATION - CHILDREN'S BOOKS: EDUCATION FOR PEACE... PEACE & JUSTICE - ASSISTANCE FOR REFUGEES- BENEFIT AND BARRIER... POLITICS - BURMA, CHINA fit ASEAN: POLITICAL GAMES... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1999
Description/subject: JUSTICE - IDEAS FOR BUILDING A JUST & CIVIL SOCIETY... OPINION - ROOTS OF VENGENCE & HATRED... HUMAN RIGHTS - NO WAR NO PEACE: HUNGER IN THE CEASE-FIRE ZONES... NEWS BRIEFS: NOVEMBER NEWS... PEOPLE'S STORIES: FALLING INTO DEBT... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.63MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1999
Description/subject: PEOPLE'S TRIBUNAL ON FOOD SCARCITY AND MILITARIZATION SPECIAL EDITION... PRESS RELEASE: TRIBUNAL PUBLISHES FINDINGS ON HUNGER IN BURMA... BURMA'S RICE ECONOMY: A N HISTORICAL OVERVIEW... TROUBLE IN THE RICE BOWL: PROBLEMS IN BILIN TOWSHIP... FOOD SCARCITY AND MILITARIZATION: THE NEXUS... RECOMENDATIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S TRIBUNAL... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.59MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1999
Description/subject: SOCIETY - MILITARIZATION AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN MERGUI-TAVOY... PEOPLE'S STORIES - KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP: MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS APART... HUMAN RIGHTS - WHERE RIGHTS CONVERGE: HUMAN SECURITY AND DEMOCRITIZATION ... THE LAST WORD - WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.75MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1999
Description/subject: CAMPAIGNS - PEOPLE'S TRIBUNAL STUDIES HUNGER IN BURMA... SOCIETY - IN STEP WITH MILITARIZATION.. HUMAN RIGHTS - THE RIGHT TO FOOD IN INTERNATIONAL LAW... NEWS - AUGUST NEWS BRIEFS... PEOPLE'S STORIES - HLAING BWE TOWNSHIP: AGRARIAN CRISIS... THE LAST WORD - WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.59MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1999
Description/subject: PEOPLE'S STORIES - ONGOING HARSHIP IN IRRAWADDY DIVISION... POLITICS - BURMA-CHINA RELATIONS: IN " B I G BROTHER'S" SHADOW... HUMAN RIGHTS - FOOD SCARCITY: HUNGER IN A LAND OF PLENTY... EVENTS - JULY NEWS... THE FINAL WORD - WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA INFORMATION
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.64MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1999
Description/subject: SOCIETY: ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE: PART 2... DEMOCRACY: FROM OU'CHOU'JEI: TO DIMOUKAREISI... SOCIAL CHANGE: SPEAKING OF RACISM: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF CONFLICT IN BURMA AND BEYOND... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1999
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: MEETING THE GRASSROOTS IN THEIR STRUGGLE ... POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES IN BURMA... PEOPLE'S STORIES: ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT IN MONE TOWNSHIP... SOCIETY: ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM & SOCIAL CHANGE PART 1... NEWS BRIEFS: MAY NEWS... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (229K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1999
Description/subject: PEACE: PREPARING FOR THINGS TO COME... JUSTICE: TOWARDS JUSTICE: THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED BY... HUMAN RIGHTS: HUNGER IN KARENNI STATE... DEVELOPMENT: BONGTI-TAVOY ROAD: THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS?... THE FINAL WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1999
Description/subject: PEACE & SOCIETY: THE OPPOSITE OF DEMOCRACY... SOCIETY: PROPAGANDA - ANOTHER SIDE OF THE COIN... DEVELOPMENT: ROAD TO NOWHERE?... AGRICULTURE: PRIVATIZATION OF RICE PRODUCTION... NEWS BRIEFS: MARCH NEWS... THE LAST WORD: WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BURMA
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.51MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1999
Description/subject: PEACE AND JUSTICE: A Movement Strategy: Four Themes of Peace... SOCIETY: In Rangoon: Civil Servants and Cemeteries... ILLEGAL DRUGS: Burma & Drug Trafficking : A Thai Perspective... PROPAGANDA: Manufacturing the Masses... NEWS BRIEFS: February News... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1999
Description/subject: IDPs: Silent Nights... SANCTIONS: Sanctions or Constructive Engagement: The Dilemma of the International Community, Part 2... DEVELOPMENT: Dammed if they Do, Dammed if they Don't... SOCIETY: The Current Situation in Irrawaddy Division... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1998
Description/subject: PEACE ISSUES: SEEKING JUSTICE... ECONOMY: SANCTIONS OR CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT, PART 1... DEVELOPMENT: FARMING IN THE RED: RURAL CONDITIONS IN BURMA... NEWS BRIEFS: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.52MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1998
Description/subject: DISPLACED PEOPLE: Life in the Jungle: the Dilemma of IDPs... CIVIL WAR: Another Tale of Divide 6C Rule: SURA & Government Campaigns in the Shan State... REFUGEES: Karen Flee Fighting & Relocation... HUMAN RIGHTS: A Deadly Harvest: Landmines in Insurgent Areas... NEWS: November News about Burma... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1998
Description/subject: POLITICS: The Politics of Stability: Co-opting Burma's Civil Society Through the USDA... NEWS BRIEFS: October News about Burma... CIVIL WAR: Karenni State - Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Eat... DEVELOPMENT: Summer Rice 6C The Difficulties of Karenni Farmers... HUMAN RIGHTS: Getting Enough to Eat at Relocation Sites... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1998
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Education: A Transitional Agenda... ECONOMY: Burma's Dilemma - Back &c forth over border trade... SOCIETY: Drugs fit Politics at the Village Level... BORDER: Total "Supplies" Army with Bicycles... ENVIRONMENT: Landless - Out of the frying pan, into the fire... NEWS BRIEFS: September News about Burma... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1998
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Facets of a Buddhist Army, Part 2... SOCIETY: Towards Peace, Justice & Reconciliation... POLITICS: Thailand 61 the Philippines Speak Out... NEWS BRIEFS: August News about Burma... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1998
Description/subject: POLITICS 8C RELIGION: Facets of a Buddhist Army, Part 1... LAND RIGHTS: Land 81 Survival: Pacifying Burma's Upland Farmers... SOCIETY: Upland Farming, an Overview... NEWS BRIEFS... ECONOMY: Rice Reforms?... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.55MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1998
Description/subject: POLITICS: Steps Towards Peace... HUMAN RIGHTS: Bongti-Tavoy Road... NEWS BRIEFS... SOCIETY: Towards the Rule of Law FIT "Discipline Flourishing Democracy"... DEVELOPMENT: UNDCP - Dreaming in Burma's Poppy Fields?
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1998
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Shock Value: A Human Rights Commentary... NEWS BRIEFS... SOCIETY: ALL cats are grey in the dark... CIVIL WAR: Four Cuts in Central Shan State - Patterns of Displacement... CIVIL WAR: Mergui-Tavoy Division: "Think about it..."... CIVIL WAR: The Strategy of the SPDC PROPAGANDA: Now in Technicolor... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/BI1998-05-(V08-05)-n.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1998
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The 1997 Offensives in Mergui/Tavoy District... REFUGEES: Chin Women's Organization: Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way... REFUGEES: An Enhanced Role for the UNHCR on the Thai-Burma Border... WOMEN: Commentary: School of Rape, The Burmese Military & Sexual Violence... STORY: "Our situation haunted us every day." ... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1998
Description/subject: POLITICS: Predictions: Coming changes in Burma... POLITICS: Justice, Ethnic Rights 6C Equality... POLITICS: The Next Phase: By the people and for the people?... THE BORDER: Old Flames... PEOPLE'S STORIES: The Story of Yawthit... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1998
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Documentation - Suggestions for a Burmese Agenda... CORRUPTION: Bureaucracy Days... CORRUPTION: From Top to Bottom... REFUGEES: A "Humane" Deterrence Policy?... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1998
Description/subject: DEVELOPMENT: Dam Lies: Illusions, Insults and Injuries... ECONOMY: Pipe Dreams: Free Trade Zone in Burma... REFUGEES: Thailand: Violating the Right to Non-Refoulement (2)... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1997
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Burma Army operations in Kya Inn Township... REFUGEES: International responsibility... CIVIL WAR: Elusive peace... COMMENT: A new paradigm for activism... POLITICS: Peace & Development: New name, same old story?... THE LAST WORD: What others have to say about Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1997
Description/subject: RELIGION: Buddhism and the State: Exploiting religion for their own interests?... REFUGEES: Where to go? New arrivals in Thailand... REFUGEES: Chumpon Camp... CIVIL WAR: Papun Township, Free Fire... REFUGEES: Thailand: Violating the Right to Non-Refouiement... THE LAST WORD: What others have to say about Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.52MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1997
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Letter from a Hillside... The Politics in the Porridge ... HEALTH: HIV/Aids in Burma: An Overview... HEALTH: Out of Bounds: HIV/Aids at Burma's Borders... HEALTH & ECONOMY: "In as much danger as soldiers"? Health Care and HIV/Aids in Burma... CIVIL WAR: Paying for the Privilege... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.52MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1997 (Vol. 7, No.9)
Date of publication: September 1997
Description/subject: DEVELOPMENT: Education in Burma: Study if You Can, But Don't Get Smart... ECONOMY: Civil Servants... PEOPLE: While Schools are Closed... REFUGEES: Education for the Marginalized Karen... POLITICS: Asian Values or Asean Authoritarian Leaders' Values?... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1997
Description/subject: Politics: Asean: Now We are Nine... Refugees: Repatriation to a Positive Future... Economy: Border Area Development Program: 'As You Sow...' ; Burma Development Index... The Last Word: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1997
Description/subject: Refugees Voluntary Repatriation: At the Cost of Protection and Security?... Civil War Landmines in Burma: The Bathtub Runneth Over... Politics Ceasefire Talks: Changing the Subject... Economics: Returning to the Legal Fold: Stories from Rangoon... The Last Word: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1997
Description/subject: Human Rights: Bui ma Under Siege... Editorial: Victims... Human Rights: Po l o Reports... Politics: Isolating Aung San Suu Kyi; Constructive Engagement Works!... Refugees: Tight Times... Economics: Funding Fear... The Last Word: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.55MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1997
Description/subject: INSIDE- DIVESTMENT: The Combined Power of Government-Imposed Sanctions and Grassroots Activism ("This military government says that there is peace and tranquillity in the country, but in my view, if they continue to act as they have always done then even when I am dead and my children have reached sixty years of age there will still not be any peace and tranquillity in Karen State."- Loo Pleli Township villager)... HUMAN RIGHTS: Notes from the Barren Ground... POLITICS: Asean... A Sticky Situation... WOMEN: Flesh Trade Seminar... Civil War: Cycles of Futility... The Last Word: What Others Have to Say About Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.57MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1997
Description/subject: INSIDE- HUMAN RIGHTS: TO Forcibly Repatriate or Not - Thailand's Dilemma.... WOMEN: The Flesh Trade: A Cycle of Trafficking and Exploitation... POLITICS: Why the Rush ... For Asean Membership?... RELIGION: Manufacturing Dissent: Religious Conflict as a Tool for Repression.... THE LAST WORD: What Others Have to Say About Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1997
Description/subject: INSIDE- POLITICS: Protecting Human Lives... REFUGEES: Refugee Issues; Interview with a Refugee from Thu Ka... HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Abuses in Shan State... NEWS BRIEFS: News Items for March
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1997
Description/subject: INSIDE- HUMAN RIGHTS: Flames of Injustice... HUMAN RIGHTS: Refugee Voices... CIVIL WAR: Changing Tactics... ECONOMICS: Morals and Corporate Resistance... POLITICS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1997 (Vol. 7, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1997
Description/subject: Special- INVESTMENTS: Which multinational companies currently have investments in Burma, and which companies have divested from Burma?... INSIDE- INDUSTRIALIZATION: Acts of Desperation... ECONOMICS: Ties to Burma: A Corporate Listing; Following a Different Trend: Divestment... HUMAN RIGHTS: The Inside Perspective... POLITICS: Timeline of Burma-Asean Activities... Burma Issues, the monthly newsletter of Burma Issues, highlights current information related to the struggle for peace and justice in Burma. It is distributed internationally on a free-subscription basis to individuals and groups concerned about the state of affairs in Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1996
Description/subject: POLITICS: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD (If there is one lesson from 1996 to carry into the new year it is this: war, peace, justice and oppression live and die a little bit at a time. There are no watersheds, no quick fixes nor disasters from out of the blue.)... CIVIL WAR: SURRENDER IS OUT OF THE QUESTION... PEACE: CAN THAILAND LEAD THE REGION TO PEACE?... ECONOMICS: PRESSURE ON UNOCAL MOUNTS... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.40MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1996
Description/subject: ECONOMICS: ECONOMIC ROAD TO WHERE?... HUMAN RIGHTS: REFUGEE VOICES (If people want to live in peace, they can. There need be no trouble. Treat all people alike; give them all the same law; give them all an even chance to live and grow. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any person born free should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he or she pleases.) ... CIVIL WAR: EMPTY WORDS?... INVESTMENTS: INVESTMENT ACTIVITY DURING THE PAST MONTH... TOURISM: TOURISM IMPLOSION... NEWS BRIEFS: NOVEMBER NEWS ITEMS...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1996
Description/subject: POLITICS: THE HIDDEN COST OF INVESTMENT: PLAYING POLITICS (Multinational corporations investing in Burma may find more stress than profit as they deal with the Slorc's growing international stigma, activist groups, corruption, red tape, punitive international policies, mismanage-ment and the government's unpre-dictability - all which are part of play-ing politics in Burma.)... CIVIL WAR: COASTAL COMMAND AREA... LAND RIGHTS: WHOSE LAND?... HUMAN RIGHTS: PROTECTION OF THE PROTECTORS... TOURISM: TOURISM IN PERSPECTIVE... ECONOMICS: REGIONAL SELECTIVE PURCHASING LAWS... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1996
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: BEHIND THE CEASEFIRES (GROWING IN PEACE?: PEACE TALKS SOUND GOOD TO MANY PEOPLE ... PEACE MUST COME TOGETHER WITH JUSTICE) ... LABOUR: BRINGING IN THE LABOUR... AGRICULTURE: THE MORE WE GROW, THE MORE WE EAT?... POLITICS: CUT AND CLEAR... HUMAN RIGHTS: BOTTOM OF THE BARREL... IN THE NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1996
Description/subject: PROPAGANDA: THE ENEMY WITHIN... POLITICS: GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY (PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE SEEDS OF DEMOCRACY: ...a democratic process for building up democracy must be seen as a ground up process) ... HUMAN RIGHTS: HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES... ECONOMICS: THE HIDDEN COST OF INVESTMENT... LABOUR: PUSH AND PULL: ILLEGAL NEIGHBOURS... IN THENEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1996
Description/subject: PROPAGANDA: PROPAGANDA AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA... CEASEFIRES: TAMING THE ELEPHANT... HUMAN RIGHTS: HUMANITY AT THE CENTRE (It is time that the deciding factor in international politics is no longer diplomacy, sovereignty or economics, but rather humanity: the humanity of the smallest and most powerless in our societies.) ... POLITICS: PEACE PATHS... ECONOMICS: ...AND THE HARVEST SHALL BE PLENTIFUL?... IN THE NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.56MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1996
Description/subject: POLITICS: THE PEOPLE'S DESIRE (No government or power organization can effectively dictate a people's desire. Fear can be used to force people into showing approval of a dictated desire, but what is deep within their soul will remain alive and burning until the time is ripe for it to spring forth. Then the true "people's desire" will be expressed. In Burma today, people are once again taking the courage to stand up and say what they want. Their voice is a voice of power.)... ENVIRONMENT: REPORT THE FACTS: THE YADANA PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION... ECONOMICS: PUTTING FOREIGN INVESTORS ON NOTICE ... LABOUR: CAPTIVE LABOUR FORCE... HUMAN RIGHTS: ABUSES CONTINUE... DIALOGUE: WORKING TOWARDS DIALOGUE... NEWS BRIEFS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1996
Description/subject: POLITICS: POWERFUL FEAR (It is scarcely worthwhile remembering how many times the sun has looked down on the slaughter of the innocents ... Give thanks that the men to whom you are giving a lesson in cruelty are not in a position to profit from it -James Baldwin (1963), Seneca (4BC-65AD)] ... EDITORIAL: FAITH. TOLERANCE AND PEACE IN BURMA... ROHINGYAS: AND WE ALWAYS THOUGHT WE WERE BURMESE, TOO!... ON THE ORDER: FRIENDSHIP TESTED... IN THE NEWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.48MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1996
Description/subject: WORKING FOR THE MAN: (Labour, like all things which are pur-chased and sold and which may be increased or diminished in quantity, has its natural and its market price. The natural price of labour depends on the price of the food, necessaries and conveniences required for the support of the labourer and his family. David Ricardo, The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation)... POLITICS: USING FISH OIL TO FRY FISH... HUMAN RIGHTS: FORCED RELOCATION IN KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP... LABOUR: WORKING FOR THE MAN... ECONOMICS: Recent Foreign Economic Activity in Burma... CHILDREN: ALL THE LOVELY INNOCENTS... INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT: BOYCOTTS: PEOPLE POWER AT WORK... IN THE NEWS: NEWS BRIEFS FOR APRIL...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1996
Description/subject: CEASEFIRES: the guns may be stilled and silent, but it's a long walk to the tranquility of a true peace. ... POLITICS: GENTLE AND SLOW PERSUASION? ... ECONOMICS: SOMEONE ELSE WILL, IF I DON T... ENVIRONMENT: CEASEFIRES: THE FORESTS ARE STILL UNDER FIRE... ROHINGYAS: WHEN YOU'RE NOT WANTED ANYWHERE, WHERE DO YOU GO... HOME?... FORCED PORTERS: WELL... THE GUNS MAY HAVE STOPPED (Under the terms of the ceasefire, SLORC is supposed to cease taking all forced porters and porter fees... SLORC says that the porters are being collected by Township LORCs, not the Army...this is accept-able, because only the Army is bound by the ceasefire terms)... FROM THE WIRES: NEWS BRIEFS FOR MARCH
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
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Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1996
Description/subject: WHEN CHILDREN'S RIGHTS ARE JEOPARDIZED: Children remain the most victimized group in civil conflicts. Deprived of a stable home environment, sufficient food, medical care, and often of life itself, children are inheritors of the world we leave them. World participation is required to protect these young lives and help them become the new leaders who can bring peace and justice to our societies.... HUMAN RIGHTS: HUMAN RIGHTS - ABUSES IN THE TOUNGOO DISTRICT... WOMEN: WOMEN AND EQUALITY, THE REALITY AND THE RHETORIC... CHILDREN: WHEN CHILDREN'S RIGHTS ARE JEOPARDIZED, SO IS THE FUTURE OF THE NATION.... NEW LIGHT: SEEING THE NEW LIGHT?(For several months now, Emma has been monitoring the Burmese military's daily English-language newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar. All newspapers in Burma are military owned, and thus all news information to the people is carefully controlled. In the following article, Emma reflects on her experience with SLORC- controlled news, and concludes that few people in Burma probably take very seriously the "news" as it is fed to them each day) ... LAND MINES: A LAND MINE VICTIM - Soe K N.'S STORY... NEWS BRIEFS FOR FEBRUARY:
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
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Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1996
Description/subject: VISIT MYANMAR BUT NOT SUU KYI... PEACE: Tourism and the Struggle for Peace(From SEEDS OF PEACE Vol 12, 1995) ... INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT: CAROLING FOR PEACE, ACADEMICS AND SLORC... HUMAN RIGHTS: STILL LIVING IN FEAR... NEWS BRIEFS: IMPORTANT NEWS ITEMS,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1995
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Toungoo's Suffering: During the past monthhas been enlarged. More people have been driven from their homes and are now suffering from exposure to the cold and from starvation...SOME RECENT ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN BURMA...POLITICS: the real problem facing the peo-ple of Burma is not Slorc. The prob-lem in Burma is a system which al-lows any individual and/or group to have such total control over every as-pect of life without being accountable to the people. Removing Slorc from power will, therefore, not guarantee an improvement in the situation, al-though it will be a very important first step. The system and mentality which makes such abuse of power possible, itself must be totally changed and re-placed with new political, economic and social systems which will elimi-nate chauvinism of all kinds, and al-low peace and justice to flourish. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as head of the National League for Democracy (NLD), and as the people's choice of leader for the democratic movement, is in a unique position to help bring about these changes. In his open letter to her written in October - Chinland; Rohingyas...THEIR OWN DEMOCRACY STYLE [critique of US global activities] - "...It is worth noting that America, which credits itself with the moral authority to behave as the world's po-liceman, has forged a negative place in many less developed nations through its destructive environment policies, its perpetuation of negative attitudes to people of other cultures as well as by sheer force when their own interests have been threatened..." TOURISM NEWS...NEWS ITEMS THIS MONTH: ASEAN Summit in Bangkok; The National Convention; Investments; Stock Exchange; Mon Repatriation; Border Disputes
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
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Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1995
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTATION: SO WHAT? - " 1) Human rights abuse, from institutionalized racial discrimination to summary execution is a systematized, persistent and pervasive reality in Burma today, as it has been for decades 2) The political will to create or enforce meaningful international systems to address individual instances of human rights abuse simply does not exist, and for the time being, seems not to be developing. 3) This ubiquitous abuse oc-curs in a context of political and economic repression, and is in fact yoked irremovably to the political and economic aims of those who hold military power. • 4) The concrete exposition of these aims and strategies should be the primary goal of human rights reporting and activism. Human rights abuse documentation must illustrate in the best detail possible the premeditated and institutionalized structures of abuse. • 5) Exposed, this relationship between individual events and the larger context of repression of fundamental rights and freedoms for political and economic advantage will also reveal the systematic (rather than merely frequent or wide-spread) nature of oppression. It is these systematic elements — laws, policies, programs, economic and political structures, which will be the targets of local, national and international campaigns. Within these campaigns, individual cases of rape, torture or disap-pearance can serve as impor-tant rallying points for moral outrage and solidarity within Burma and among the peoples of Burma and other lands. These five points call for a shift in perspective, but also call for creative and intelligent analysis of the data coming out of Burma. For interna-tional campaign groups which have to wade through mountains of reports to get to the information they need, a new approach modeled on the con-cepts above may streamline corporate and government boycott campaigns. For those hoping for justice inside Burma, building such an approach may help to rectify the ugly reality that whatever legal system may exist in rural Burma does not seem ready, willing, or able to try individual claims of abuse on evidence. Ulti-mately it is only the type of documen-tation described here which will have the capacity to endure the long, long term struggle for peace and justice"...UNOCAL, BURMA, AND CANADA...Ye-Tavoy Railway Revisited...WHERE THE TREES GO...NO PEACE IN CHINLAND...SENDING REFUGEES HOME...NEWS BRIEFS: HUMAN RIGHTS; POLITICS; ECONOMICS
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1995
Description/subject: INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS: "...Does Unocal and Total have a company policy which dictates how they will relate to the question of indigenous land rights? If not, they should be encouraged vigorously to articulate such a policy and put it into immediate practice, because land is one of the most important resources indigenous peo-ple rely on for their very survival....OIL AND GAS INVESTMENTS IN BURMA... HUMAN RIGHTS: FORCED LABOR IN KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP (last of a three-part article on human rights abuse in northern Karen State.) ... POLITICS: WHENCE THAI/BURMA RELATIONS? ... EDUCATION: INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS, PROPPING UP A NON-EDUCATION SYSTEM... NEWS BRIEFS: Thai Defense Minister, Chavalit, The Central Floating Hotel...Rice needed for domestic consumption is being ex-ported by the military junta to help pay for increasing imports.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.43MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1995
Description/subject: POLITICS: RECONSOLIDATION OR RECONCILIATION? : ... INSIDE REPORT: BURMA: HOPE AND DESPERATION ... HUMAN RIGHTS: FORCED LABOR IN KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP (Part II - Military-run Rice Plantations)... SLORC ADMINISTRATION: STRUCTURE OF THE SLORC ADMINISTRATION (The word "Slorc" has become common English for anyone watching Burma, even from a distance. Standing for "State Law and Order Restoration Council", the Slorc is a military machine which controls virtually every aspect of life in most of Burma today. While the military elite makes up only a tiny fraction of the entire population (some people estimate they are less than .1%), it rules everything from the economy, to the education system, to the clothing styles singers in Karaoke bars can wear.) ... INVESTMENTS: COMPANIES IN BURMA FEEL THE HEAT... TOURISM: TOURISM OR BUST ... NEWS BRIEFS: News Broadcasts, World Conference on Women, Burmese Models, Muslims in Burma, Pacific Arc Exploration NL, Thai/Burma Trade...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1995
Description/subject: INVESTING IN DEMOCRACY: ... WOMEN: WOMEN IN BURMA(by Anna Mitchel)... HUMAN RIGHTS: FORCED LABOR IN KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP... INVESTMENTS: INVESTING IN DEMOCRACY - "In 1988, the Government of the Union of Myanmar (sic) adopted a market-oriented economic system with the intention of introducing various reform measures and liberalising the economy for better all round development. One of the major reform measures undertaken to induce foreign investment was the enactment of the Union of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law, followed by the prescription of procedures to the said law. This law was the first new law to be endorsed in line with the new economic policy." (Investing In Myanmar 1995-1996)... ECONOMICS: REFUGEE LABOR COMES CHEAPLY ...NEWS BRIEFS: Japanese Aid, Church Raid, Sanctions, Thai Ambassador Visits ASSK, Arrests
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.56MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1995
Description/subject: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?: ... POLITICS: The Shape of Things to Come? (by Anna Mitchell) ... ECONOMICS: THE BLIND EYE OF INVESTMENTS (by N. Chan)... HUMAN RIGHTS: LIFE IS NOT NORMAL (Little has been heard of the situation of the indigenous people of Burma living in areas bordering Bangladesh, India, and China. Silence does not mean life is normal in these regions. The following brief report was filed by a member of the Chin National Front. It offers a brief glimpse into the suffering of people in Chin Land.)... CIVIL WAR: CONTINUING MILITARY OPPRESSION IN KAREN STATE (by CAC) ... NEWS BRIEFS: INVESTMENTS AND CEASE-FIRES
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1995
Description/subject: GLOBAL ECONOMIC WARFARE: ... ECONOMICS: GLOBAL ECONOMIC WARFARE (The changing international context of civil warfare in Burma) ... SUPPORT: GROWING SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF BURMA (by Anna Mitchell) ... ENVIRONMENT: Damming the Salween... HUMAN RIGHTS: VICTIMS OF GLOBAL WARFARE... NEWS BRIEFS: Gas, Constitution, Aung San Suu Kyi, US/Burma Relations, ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1995
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS LOSES OUT TOGAS: ... ECONOMICS: IT S IN THE PIPELINE?[The sound of guns from Manephor (sic) Camp, the Karens' largest base, had not yet subsided when a grand contract signing ceremony for natural gas trading was taking place in the Santi Maitri Building at Government House in Bangkok between the Thai and Myanmar governments. (Advertisement by The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in the Bangkok Post, 950417)] ... POLITICS: OPPOSITION GROUPS IN BURMA ... HUMAN RIGHTS:SLORC Abuses ...INFORMATION: 1) BURMESE BORDER SITU-ATION REPORT, 2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF BURMA, 3) DEVELOPMENT AND THE CRY OF PEOPLE - DEC. 94, 4) SHAN STATE CONFER-ENCE REPORT, 5) UNOCAL IN MYANMAR : REPORT TO STOCKHOLDERS, 6) UNOCAL'S "MODEST PRO-POSAL" IN MYANMAR, 7) SUMMARY REPORT ON VISIT TO KACHIN STATE - No-vember-December 1994, 8) PARTIAL LIST OF THAI LOGGING COMPANIES IN BURMA, 9) THE IMPACTS OF DAMS IN THE SALWEEN RIVER BASIN, 10) SUBMISSIONS TO AUS-TRALIAN JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-FAIRS, DEFENCE & TRADE, Vol. 3, 11 ) REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GEN-ERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYAN-MAR, 12) VOLUNTARY REPATRIA-TION FROM BANGLADESH TO MYANMAR, 13) THE RETURN OF THE RO-HINGYA REFUGEES TO BURMA, 14) REPORT ON SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN Myan-mar, 15) SITUATION UPDATE -MERGUI TAVOY DISTRICT, ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
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Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1995
Description/subject: GAS PIPELINE: Blood Promise: Unocal in Burma (By R. Strider)... ECONOMICS: The Economic Development of Burma[(adapted from an address to the International Development Conference, Washington DC on "Achieving Global Human Security", 16 January 1995) by Harn Yawnghwe Program Director of ADDB Burma Alert]... DETENTION: The Release of Suu Kyi - Hope Postponed (by Anna Mitchell)... HUMAN RIGHTS: Railways, Pipelines, and Human Rights... NEWS BRIEFS: Armed Conflict, Burma-Thai relations, Business and Trade, International Relations, Business and Trade
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1995
Description/subject: REFUGEES: Escape to Nowhere, ETHNIC GROUPS IN BURMA: Development, Democracy and Human Rights (by Martin Smith), Slorc on the Offensive Again (by N. Chan), Conflict over Thai policy, Between a rock and a hard place: the fate of the Kohingya (by Anna Mitchell) , Chronology of Events Relating to the Rohingyas, ... NEWS THIS MONTH: U Nu dies, Diplomatic Visits, Suu Kyi speaks, UN Chief representatives in Ran-goon, Political Prisoners Freed, Renewed fighting between SLORC and the KNU, Kawmoora ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.33MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1995
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights and Democracy - Asian-style... LITERACY: Adult Literacy (by CAC) ... SPECIAL REPORTS: Burma Issues receives a number of local and international reports each month. In future we plan to list these at regular intervals, so that our readers are aware of what is available from the Burma Issues Documentation Centre. 1) THAILAND & HER NEIGHBOURS 2) REPORT ON DEMOCRATIZA-TION OF BURMA/MYANMAR 3) EDUCATION RIGHTS AND MINORITIES 4) ASIA REPORT & BURMA/MYANMAR REPORTS -BACKGROUND MATERIAL 5) THE TIES THAT BIND - AS-PECT & PROSPECT FOR CO-OP-ERATION ON MAINLAND SOUTH-EAST ASIA (draft) 6) BURMA CONSULTATION (21-22 OCT 1994, BONN, GER-MANY) 7) BURMA/THAILAND - THE MON: PERSECUTED IN BURMA, FORCED BACK FROM THAI-LAND 8) PANGLONG AND THE STRUGGLE OF THE INDIGE-NOUS PEOPLE OF BURMA 9) ANALYTIC CONTENTS AND THEMATIC INDEX TO THE RE-PORTS OF THE KAREN HR GROUP 10) TOWARDS AN ASIAN HU-MAN RIGHTS CHARTER 11) BURMA ALERT - NEWS RE-PORT, PLUS OTHER PAPERS 12) BURMA (MYANMAR) AT THE UNITED NATIONS GEN-ERAL ASSEMBLY 1994... ECONOMICS: Has Joe McCarthy Reappeared?(byN. Chan)... NEWS BRIEFS: Chinese Premier's visit to Burma, Early release for Suu Kyi now considered unlikely, Karen Rift Widens , Buy Reebok! ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1995 (Vol. 5, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1995
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: A Culture of Coercion- 7 would categorically like to state that there is no element of coercion or force involved concerning the use of civilian labourers. In fact, the development projects are for the benefit of the local populace and the government has spent a substantial amount of money on these projects. ... ECONOMY: Thailand and Burma - a Relationship of Concrete(by La Lor) ... BOOKS: BURMA'S REVOLUTION OF THE SPIRIT, The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity... SOCIAL ISSUES: The Story of Thwe(This is the true story of a young Burmese woman who was sold by two Thai soldiers to a brothel in Thailand when she was only fourteen years of age She is now 20 and living in the Thai border town of Mae Sod Her name has been changed to protect her) ... PROFILES: Changes in Kachin Leadership (Mali Zup Zau Mai, Lanyaw Zawng Hra) ... NEWS BRIEFS: New Alliance, SLORC dismisses UN Report, Constitution, Position Change, Renewed hostilities, Desmond Tutu Warns...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1994
Description/subject: POLITICS: The Middle Way? (There are signs that things are shifting in Burma. After the July ASEAN meeting in Bangkok, both the European Community and Australia appeared to soften their isolationist stance. ... PROFILE: Wedged between India and Burma, the area traditionally known as Chinland comprised about 91,000 square miles and had a population of about 4 million. The Chins lived in complete independence and stood as a nation before the arrival of the British. ... ECONOMICS: The Myanmar Fund, the first direct investment fund focused exclusively on Burma, has been launched by Kerry Investment Services (Jersey) Ltd, a subsidiary of Hong-Kong based Kerry Financial Services Ltd. (KFSL). ... SPECIAL REPORT: Empowerment for a Culture of Peace and Development ... HUMAN RIGHTS: The following report was recently smuggled out from Rangoon. It suggests that the majority of the people in Burma are not benefiting from any of the "economic improvements" presented by SLORC, and that most of them still live in a state of fear and discontent. ... NEWS BRIEFS: ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.43MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1994
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: BURMA IN THE ARMS OF CHINA- This arms sale program was intricately tied to the overall foreign policy of China. Unlike the 1950s, today China sells arms to earn foreign currency rather than to have an ideological influence on countries engaged in struggle. ... PROFILE: A Remarkable Woman- Miriam Marshall Segal is best-known these days not only as a flamboyant businesswoman who invests heavily in Burma, but also as a highly vocal supporter of the SLORC. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: The Land of the Golden Pagoda. ... TOURISM: In sum, it appears that in its headlong rush towards profit, the SLORC has overlooked the real requirements of tourists, which are basically to have comfortable, safe, affordable holidays in countries which combine an agreeable climate ... NEWS BRIEFS: Foreign investment & privatization, Communications, Dissidents jailed, ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1994
Description/subject: TOURISM: By most modern international standards, the current tourism trade in Burma is still negligible. ... CAMPAIGNS: BURMA DEMOCRACY DENIED, In 1993 two volunteers worked with Burma Issues to produce a multimedia education kit about the civil war in Burma, ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Rohingya Muslims Killed On March 24, 1994 members of the Burmese military's Western Military Command patrolling the Naf river found some Rohingya Muslims fishing from a small boat. ... CIVIL WAR: On June 6, 1994, 11 Burma army privates serving on the Karen State front line shot dead their non-commissioned officers and defected to rebel forces. ... NEWS BRIEFS: Leaders Talk,Gas Pipeline, Thailand condemned by Amnesty International,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.43MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1994
Description/subject: THE ILLUSORY PEACE OF BURMA: In 1947, just weeks after Burma's independence from Britain, civil war broke out. ...HUMAN RIGHTS: Nowhere Is There Safety... PROFILE: Nai Shwe Kyin was born in 1922 in the Moulmein District of Mon State. ... SUPPORTIVE ACTIONS: Thai human rights organizations have a lot on their minds these days. While trying to focus some of their attention on hum an rights issues in neighboring countries like Burma and Indonesia, ... ECONOMICS: BURMESE LABOR IN THAILAND ... ECONOMICS: Recently, local businesses along the border have pressured the Thai government to allow more Burmese laborers to enter Thailand... NEWS BRIEFS:
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" August, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 8)
Date of publication: August 1994
Description/subject: THE ASEAN WAY TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY: ... NO ASYLUM HERE: MON REFUGEES SUFFER BRUNT OF ASEAN POLITICS: , ... SELECTIVE CONTRACTING LAWS: In the United States, "Selective Contracting Laws" (SCL) are one process through which local government, either state, county, or even city, can take economic action in support of a democratic and human rights movement in another country even if the national government is unready to move decisively. ... SLORC'S NUMBER TWO MAN - KHIN NYUNT: since the popular uprising in 1988, several military figures have become household words internationally. One name most often heard is that of Khin Nyunt, ... NEWS BRIEFS: Burma and the UN, France and Burma., Rohingya Refugees,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" July, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 7)
Date of publication: July 1994
Description/subject: CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: A hat ASEAN's "constructive engagement" policy towards Burma's defacto government is disastrous for the Burmese peace movement is well-documented and widely acknowledged. ... NGOS IN BURMA: The debate on whether or not NGO's should be setting up inside Burma is intensifying. ... POLITICS: Thailand's official invitation to the SLORC military regime to attend the July ASEAN ministerial meeting, ... ECONOMICS: Mr. John Emil, President of UNOCAL Energy Division, strongly defended UNOCAL against allegations of company support for SLORC's human rights abuses and damage to the environment. He stated that the UNOCAL investment is a positive contribution to Burma. ... HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE - PART THREE: This is the third and final installment of an in-depth account of injustice and perseverance under SLORC military rule. NEWS IN BRIEF: A SEMINAR CRITICIZES THAI GOVERNMENT POLICY, BURMA "FM" SOON TO VISIT MALAYSIA , CONFERENCE FOR EAST TIMOR AND BURMA ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" June, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 6)
Date of publication: June 1994
Description/subject: NATIONAL CONVENTION, OR NATIONAL DISGRACE? : SLORC has been vaunting the present National Convention as building a constitution for a democratic state. ASEAN member countries have voiced that the convention is a sign of improvements in the Burmese political process... SUU KYI SPEAKS: In February, Aung San Suu Kyi met a trio of prominent visitors, marking the first time since her detention began in 1989 that any one other than a close family member was granted access to the NLD leader. The following is a partial transcript of their discussions. ... GENERAL BO MYA DISCUSSES SLORC'S CEASE-FIRE TALKS:The following interview with Bo Mya, President of the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Democratic Alliance of Burma (DAB), ... HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE - PART TWO: The second installment of an in-depth account of injustice and perseverance in Karen State's civil war zones ... NEWS BRIEFS: SLORC and Laos sign agreements , Japan demands release of Suu Kyi, ...Burma army demolishes mosque...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" May, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 5)
Date of publication: May 1994
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Eleven ethnic rebel groups have struck cease-fire agreements with SLORC in exchange for promises of development within their individually controlled areas. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: STATELESS PEOPLE, Background, Current Events, HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING, ... Human Rights Feature - Part One: In April, the Karen Human Rights Group published More SLORC Abuses: ... ECONOMICS: HOTEL INVESTMENT REPORT, ... NEWS IN BRIEF: KNLF Affiliation with SLORC, SLORC's offensive in Shan State, SLORC accuses Karen and Karenni of aiding Khun Sa,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" April, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 4)
Date of publication: April 1994
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Forced Labor, ... SOCIAL ISSUES: The Dark Side of Development, ... ECONOMICS: Unocal and Total, Singapore PM Visits Burma, ... POLITICS: Thailand continues to pursue its "constructive engagement" policy towards its neighbor Burma., ... NEWS BRIEFS: Arms Embargo, Legal Responsibility, ASEAN...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" March, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 3)
Date of publication: March 1994
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Cease-fire talks between SLORC and several of the ethnic opposition groups have raised hopes in some quarters that peace may be a possibility in Burma. ... ECONOMY: INVESTMENTS DO NOT MEAN PROSPERITY, INVESTMENTS IN TOURISM, ... TOURISM: What would be your reaction to a travel brochure which advertised - Visit our country - a land in political turmoil! Join in street protests and hunger strikes! See rioters and police clash in the streets! Visit our country - a land of instability and change!? (The Challenge of Tourism, Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism, January 1990)... SOCIAL ISSUES: NGO's AND BURMA ... NEWS BRIEFS: PUBLICATION, SELLING BURMA BY TV...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.43MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" February, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 2)
Date of publication: February 1994
Description/subject: POLITICS: Recent Developments, Examining SLORC's Motives, CIVIL WAR: The hint of possible peace talks between the SLORC and ethic armed groups has once again drawn the attention of both internal and international communities to the hostilities taking place in Burma -hostilities which have been raging for more than forty six years now. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: While SLORC may be trying to convince the world that now they believe the issues facing Burma are best solved through political means, ... NEWS BRIEFS: ,...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" January, 1994 (Vol. 4, No. 1)
Date of publication: January 1994
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Members of the various ethnic minorities still remain as unidentified political prisoners in the jails of Burma's country side, although the release of political prisoners from the notorious jails of Rangoon have been much publicized. ... ECONOMICS AND REFUGEES: Gas Pipeline... POLITICAL PRISONERS: In mid-1993 a group of Americans including, Donald A. MacDonald, Seymour Halpern, M.C. (ret) NY, and Robert L. Leggett, M.C. (ret) Ca were hosted by SLORC of a visit to Burma. ... PEPSI AND AMOCO: Several shareholders of US companies Pepsi and Amoco have presented shareholder resolutions to the companies, calling for them to withdraw totally from Burma until SLORC ends the civil war and turns power over to a democratically elected government. ... SLAVERY: Slavery is flourishing in Southeast Asia. Burmese women and girls have become a valuable, yet disposable, commodity in Thailand's ruthless sex industry. ... NEWS BRIEFS: Prayer Breakfast, Respect for Elections, Burma/Bosnia,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.48MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" December, 1993 (Vol. 3, No. 12)
Date of publication: December 1993
Description/subject: POLITICS: Earlier in 1993, SLORC announced that all Thai logging concessions along the Thai/Burma border would be canceled by the end of the year. ... CIVIL WAR: The civil war in Burma just will not go away. At times it seems to abate slightly and the watching world breathes a sigh of hope that finally it is all over. At times negotiations are announced, peace talks are considered, and hope is again fueled... PEACE TALKS: In response to a recent speech by SLORC leader Khin Nyunt for talks with the opposition, the members of Democratic Alliance of Burma (DAB) agreed to sit down as a united group to try to work things out with Burma's military regime. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Peace with Justice ... ECONOMY: An Economy in Chaos, KODAK ENTERS BURMA: In July of this year, a representative of Kodak Thailand, Narong, Jerawankun, said that Kodak was investigating the possibility of expanding into Indochina, especially into Laos, Cambodia and Burma. ... BURMA CAN BE FREED: Burma Issues has just completed an exhibition entitled "Burma Can be Freed". The exhibition is a multimedia kit which focuses on the civil war in Burma and the resulting human rights abuses against the rural peasants. ... NEWS BRIEFS: Anti-Drug Seminar, Human Rights, SLORC's Snow Job, US Delegation to Burma...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" November, 1993 (Vol. 3, No. 11)
Date of publication: November 1993
Description/subject: REGIONAL POLITICS: In the wake of Thai foreign minister, Prasong Soonsri's visit to Burma in September, Thailand will set up a closer elite relationship with the Burmese military regime. ... POLITICS AND PEACE: In October of 1989, the United Wa State Party (UWSP) and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) signed a peace agreement with SLORC. This came after twenty-two years of war between the ethnic Wa, then members of the Communist Party of Burma, and the Burmese military. ... SUPPORT: In October, Thai NGOs, students and international groups who are concerned about environmental issues on the Thai/Burma border held a seminar at Chiang Mai Thailand. ... ECONOMICS: The momentum of the Burmese opposition's call for international economic sanctions against SLORC is slower than the influx of foreign companies into Burma.... PEACE TALKS: DAB Letters to the KIO, Bo Mya Stresses Store's Tactics, SLORC Meets with Kachin Mediators ... BRIEF NEWS NOTES: SLORC Gives New Grants for Thai Fishing Companies, Thai and Singapore Logging Firms, Thai-Burma Bridge,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" October, 1993 (Vol. 3, No. 10)
Date of publication: October 1993
Description/subject: CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: The ASEAN constructive engagement policy promotes the idea that helping the military regime of Burma open up its economy is an important step in bringing about a gradual change towards democracy. ... STOP ARMS TO BURMA: Last year China sold F-6 and F-7 bomber fighters, patrol boats and light arms worth 1.3 billion US dollars to the military regime. It is these weapons which SLORC is now using to kill civilians in the delta.... CIVIL WAR: Talks Between KIO and SLORC, KNU Emergency Central Committee Meeting, SLORC Reinforcements in Karen State, ... SUPPORT EFFORTS: Thai Statement, Burma Pipeline, War Crimes Proceedings, ECONOMICS: Politics and Economics, The Economics of Opium, Tourism, POLITICS: SLORC's opinion of what the future of Burma should look like is best reflected perhaps by their view of past history. On October 12, Ohn Gyaw, Foreign Minister of SLORC and head of the Burmese delegation to the 48th session of the United Nations General Assembly, stated it this way... THE BURMA DECEPTION: BURMA ISSUES has recently completed a video film titled THE BURMA DECEPTION.... BRIEF NEWS NOTES: United Nations, Thai Fishing Companies, Berli Jucker Co.Ltd of Thailand...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "Burma Issues" September, 1993 (Vol. 3, No. 9)
Date of publication: September 1993
Description/subject: (NOTICE: Please note the name change of our publication from B.U.R.M.A. to BURMA ISSUES. Starting in October 1993, we have made this name change and all of our publications, campaigns and correspondence will now come under the name BURMA ISSUES. We regret any confusion which this may cause.) SUPPORT ACTIVITIES: The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Carleton) is a student funded and directed organization which attempts to address social justice and environmental issues. ... CIVIL WAR: An indication that the launching of a limited military offensive by SLORC in the Karen state this coming dry season has appeared on the surface of a deceptively calm year. The dry season will start at the beginning of November. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Consequently, the people in the area are extremely worried about the possibility of a Burmese army summer offensive into the guerrilla-controlled area. Such an operation would create serious starvation in the area as well as an increase in the number of human rights abuse cases. ... POLITICS: SLORC's Way to Democracy ... NEWS BRIEFS: Money Changers, Roads, Oil, Burmese Seamen, Health Team Visit, ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Issues"
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - August 1993, Vol. 3, Number 8
Date of publication: August 1993
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The civil war in Burma remains critical despite the ongoing national convention held by SLORC to create a new national constitution. ... POLITICS: .ASEAN's position, without reference to its policy of constructive engagement with Rangoon, continues to be that Burma must not be isolated, and that every effort must be made to welcome Burma into the international community. ... SOCIAL ISSUES: A system called the "four cats" strategy, has been employed by the Burmese military since 1975 to control the rural populations, and to attempt to break all resistance against their rule. The system is designed to cut food supplies, recruits, information and support which local villagers might give the armed resistance. ... SUPPORTIVE ACTIONS: Activists Visit Amoco Corporation... ECONOMICS: Thai Logging in Burma, Thailand, Burma, Laos, China Road Links, Bangkok Airways to Burma, HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights activist in war zones of Burma agree on defining a massacre in civil war zones as, "...any single event in which at least 3 unarmed people are killed". ... NEWS BRIEFS: China, USA, Singapore, Roads, Prostitution, US Ambassador, Hardwoods...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - July 1993, Vol. 3, Number 7
Date of publication: July 1993
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Unlike previous years, SLORC's fierce military offensives in the ethnic minority areas have remained deceptively silent... ENVIRONMENT: Burma has more reasons than meets the eye for not extending the concessions for Thai business men. People will hold a negative view of the government if Thai traders lose their investments because of Thailand's backing for minority groups., ... ECONOMICS: A new economic "dream" has been partially unveiled which will develop the northern areas of Thailand. The plan, often referred to as the "Economic Quadrangle" or "Golden Quadrangle", would involve road and rail links between Chiang Rai in northern Thailand with Laos, Burma and China. HUMAN RIGHTS: A New State of Serfdom... POLITICS: Peace Talks (Since the civil war in Burma started in 1948, various attempts at peace talks have been carried out In 1963, the Burmese military called for peace talks with the various rebel groups.)... BUDDHISM: Buddhism and Human Rights... BRIEF NEWS ITEMS: Registered Companies, Ethnic Cleansing, Border Area Development, China, Drugs, Singapore, Tourism,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - June 1993, Vol. 3, Number 6
Date of publication: June 1993
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Interviews with Karen woman, 40 years old, Karen widow with one infant, 26 years old, Karen women age 27, Karen man, age 30... ECONOMICS: Canadian Investments, Burma and Singapore, Litton Canada, International Petroleum Corp., Switzerland, Brunei, Asian Development Bank, United States... POLITICS: Central Public Service Institute (Last year, all members of the teaching profession in Burma were ordered to attend a training program to prepare them to carry out their teaching duties correctly and properly.) ... NATIONAL CONVENTION: on January 9 of this year, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) convened a national convention comprised of 703 delegates carefully selected from around the country... BORDER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: The tremendous increase of opium production in Burma has attracted much international interest. ... NEWS BRIEFS: Htay Lwin, Burma-China Bridge, Chavalit Visits Burma, Gas Exploitation, Miss Pepsi
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - May 1993, Vol. 3, Number 5
Date of publication: May 1993
Description/subject: ENVIRONMENT: The Politics of Logging (In March of 1993 SLORC suddenly announced that it was planning to end all logging concessions held by foreign countries by the end of 1993.) ... HUMAN RIGHTS: "The Contracting Parties having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (1) dated 11 December1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world;... EDUCATION: SLORC's Educational Policy... ENDING THE CIVIL WAR: Ethnic Conflicts and Civil War... ECONOMICS: The sad joke in Mandalay these days is that soon Burma will be divided into two sections. Upper Burma (from Mandalay north) will become a province of China and Lower Burma will become a province of Thailand'. The elderly Burmese man making the statement did not laugh or even smile. His eyes looked fearful. ... NEWS BRIEFS: ERICSSON AUSTRALIA pty. Ltd., Foreign Currency Certificates, Printing More Money, Offshore Drilling,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - April 1993, Vol. 3, Number 4
Date of publication: April 1993
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The following report was given by SLORC outlining total casualties on both sides during the summer offensive from 21 March 1992 to 20 March 1993. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: SLORC Conscripts Youth into the Army, Forced Relocation... ECONOMY: Thai Logging in Burma, Thai Tourism & Trade, Thai Cement Co., Thai-Burma Border Bridge, Oil Investments in Burma, Burmese Minister Visits USA, ...POLITICS: SLORC's National Convention... INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT: Cynthia Jervis was born in 1960 in Montreal, Canada. She came to Thailand several years ago to find some way of making her skills in video production a useful resource for human rights struggles taking place in the region. ... NEWS BRIEFS: Military Role in the Future, Murder of an Elected Representative, Muslim Refugees in Bangladesh,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN BURMA AND POSSIBLE SOLLUTIONS
Date of publication: April 1993
Language: English
Source/publisher: B.U.R.M.A
Format/size: pdf (125K)
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - March 1993, Vol. 3, Number 3
Date of publication: March 1993
Description/subject: POLITICS: The Iron Triangle (The political waves generated by the visit of 7 Nobel Peace Prize laureates to Thailand this past month, exposed the cozy, triangular partnership that exists between the military strongmen of China, Burma, and Thailand (with the Khmer Rouge providing a subordinate, fourth leg to this eclectic regional alliance). ... PEACE ISSUES: The Nobel Laureates Peace Mission ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Many stories about mistreatment of porters by SLORC troops stream out of the jungle areas almost every day. All of them are pitiful stories, but perhaps none are as bad as those told by the young women who are not only forced to serve as porters and "jungle concubines", but are also often forced to leave behind their small children whom they may never see again. ... CIVIL WAR: Many smaller countries such as Burma, Chili, Iraq and Angola, have made extensive use of the Pilatus-produced PC-7 trainer aircraft which was put into use in 1978. Since that time is has been highly appreciated by foreign military operators, both as a low-cost trainer aircraft, but also as a very suitable and low-priced COIN (combat) aircraft. ...ECONOMICS: Economic Sanctions... NEWS BRIEFS: Tourism, Thai Singer to Burma, 30th Gems Emporium, Opium Survey, Thai Village Attacked,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - February 1993, Vol. 3, Number 2
Date of publication: February 1993
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: During the present summer season, 2,500 SLORC troops have been carrying out an active offensive against the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) area opposite the northern town of Mae Hong Son. ... THE BURMESE MILITARY: The Role of the Military in Burma Politics... REFUGEES: The refugee population along the Thai-Burma border, which hovers at around 70,000 Karen, Karenni, and Mon persons, is stable at present, although fighting in October and November did generate a small-scale wave of new displacement... POLITICS: Thai-Burmese Relations... HUMAN RIGHTS: UNHCR Policy on the Detention Center, Students in Immigration Jail, Aung San Su Kyi's House Arrest, Students arrested in Rangoon, Woman Raped... ECONOMICS: Foreign Investment- Thai's Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce, The first foreign bank, a branch of the Thai Military Bank, was opened in Rangoon on 22 January, 1993, Thai-SLORC economics Ties, Kyodo-Myanmar Joint Venture, SLORC's tourism, Sale contracts, International Support- Thai NGOs, US & European Community, NEWS BRIEFS: Dry Season Offensive, The territory nearby the disputed Hill 491 will continue to be an issue of national importance for both Thailand and Burma, Thailand's Labor Department announced that it will allow illegal Burmese immigrants to work in ten Thai provinces, Nobel Peace Prize Visit, National Convention,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.48MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - January 1993, Vol. 3, Number 1
Date of publication: January 1993
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Unlike the previous year, Burma's eastern jungle along the Thai-Burma border was fairly quiet during December except for spotted exchanges of fire. ... POLITICS: on December 2, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly passed, with consensus, a resolution on the situation in Burma. This was the most strongly worded statement yet to come from the United Nations, and expresses the repulsion the world continues to feel about the gross violation of human rights... ENVIRONMENT: (TN, 4/4/92)) These dire words of ecological loss and degradation come from Pado Thaw Thi, a Karen conservationist who is struggling to preserve the ancestral forest lands within Burma's southern-most province, the Tenasserim Division, which is home to Asia's largest remaining forests. ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Displacement of Karen Villages, INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS: Pepsi Boycott, Germany- The European Burmese Association Hamburg organized a European Burmese Conference the end of October, British Home Secretary Kenneth Clarke has said London supports the return of Burmese Muslim refugees, ... BRIEFS: Thai Policy On Burma, Thai Banks in Burma, Repatriation of Rohingyas ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.45MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - December 1992, Vol. 2, Number 12
Date of publication: December 1992
Description/subject: HUMAN RIGHTS: Interview with Mahn Nyunt Maung (Mahn Nyunt Maung was one of the leaders of a group of writers and artists during the nationwide, anti-government uprising in Burma in 1988.)... POLITICS: What Lies Ahead for Burma in 1993, One of the key issues to watch in 1993 is the National Convention to be around January 9. ... ECONOMICS:After three years of disappointing oil explorations in Burma, Petro-Canada has announced it is terminating ... DRUGS: Drugs, Guns and Civil War, International traffic in illicit drugs ranks second, behind only arms-sales, as the world's most lucrative business endeavor. ... FEDERALISM: Ethnic Conflict and the Future of Burma... NEWS IN BRIEF: Chinese Naval Bases, Ericsson Pty. Ltd., Thai Press, Thai Ambassador to Rangoon , Sanctions...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.51MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - November 1992, Vol. 2, Number 11
Date of publication: November 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR:In April of this year the Burmese military announced to the world that they were calling an end to their military offensives against the ethnic groups in order to show the way for national reconciliation, SLORC's recent military campaigns in Kachin Slate and Karen State...ECONOMICS: A look at Burma's economy gone wild (Sources: Various foreign embassy economic reports)... HUMAN RIGHTS:(B.U.R.M.A. has tried to collect as many accounts of human rights abuses as possible to make a fuller report. Anyone interested in the more lengthy report may request a copy from B.U.R.M.A.), A listing of recent human rights abuses in Karen State, Karenni State, Shan State and Kachin State... SOCIAL ISSUES: A brief look at the plight of political prisoners in Burma today and what the prisons are like... POLITICS: The present ASEAN position concerning Burma(ASEAN, South East Asia's most powerful organizational bloc, once again came under international attack for its dubious policy of "constructive engagement" towards the SLORC regime in Burma.)... ACTION: Suggested supportive actions to help end civil war in Burma...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - October 1992, Vol. 2, Number 10
Date of publication: October 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: SLORC's recent military actions... HUMAN RIGHTS: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Source: KNU Report) ... POLITICS: The Military Role in Politics daring the past year... SOCIAL ISSUES: Safe Camp, Health Care in Kachin State... ECONOMIC REPORT: Thai-SLORC Trade Talks, "Death Train", Thai Military Bank,Thai Technical Assistance and Thai Navigation Area Expanded... INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Levi Strauss, and Institute for Asian Democracy... NEWS BRIEFS: SLORC Signs ICRC Geneva Convention, Store Lifts Martial Law...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.81MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - September 1992, Vol. 2, Number 9
Date of publication: September 1992
Description/subject: ECONOMICS: The Gulf of Martaban Gas Development Project- Environmental, Political, Human Rights, Other Economic News ... POLITICS: Burma and the Non-Aligned Movement- Brief Background to NAM, Present Situation, ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Report from the Karenni, Karen States and the Kachin State... THE ROHINGYA REFUGEES: Some background history on the Rohingyas in the Arakan State...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.48MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - August 1992, Vol. 2, Number 8
Date of publication: August 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Dialogue or Deception- For the ethnic minority groups and other opposition parties which make up the Democratic Alliance of Burma (DAB), any peace talks with SLORC must be done with the full participation of all DAB members as one unified group. ... HISTORY: The Month of July in Burmese History ... HUMAN RIGHTS: Slavery (Women of Burma in Thai brothels)... Story of a Burmese Soldier who Defected... ECONOMICS: Thai Fishing Investments... EDUCATION: The Closure of Educational Institutes in Burma since 1962 ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.44MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - July 1992, Vol. 2, Number 7
Date of publication: July 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Monsoon season attacks in Mon State and Kachin State... ECONOMICS: UNDP's Role, New American Investments, EGAT& ADB Plan the Building of Dams, Borneo Co, of Singapore, and Unimix of Hong Kong... HUMAN RIGHTS: Peace... POLITICS: Background to the National Convention called for the SLORC... INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Support from international friends in the USA and Canada...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - June 1992, Vol. 2, Number 6
Date of publication: June 1992
Description/subject: Map of Burma showing cease fire areas and areas presently facing military campaigns by the Burmese army.... CIVIL WAR: Current status of major armed groups in Burma and the affect cease fires with some groups has on those still struggling for self-determination.... The UNDP and the Military Offensives - UNDP's budget for Burma may have been cut drastically due to international protests... ENVIRONMENT: The involvement of Pathumthani Co. in Burmese logging and politics... HUMAN RIGHTS: Political prisoners used as porters, Sex slavery, and Economics and Oppression... Politics: Peace possibilities... NEWS IN BRIEFS: China's Assistance, World Bank Loan, IMF...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - May 1992, Vol. 2, Number 5
Date of publication: May 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Karen and Kachin Slates... ECONOMICS: The economic out-look for this year... The civil service in Burma... POLITICS: SLORC's strategy to win international support... International News: Asian Human Rights Commission, Canadian Friends of Burma, Burmese Relief Center- Japan, international Burma Campaign... NEWS IN BRIEFS: Hong Kong Investment, Reopening Universities and Colleges, Stopping logging Concessions, UN's Observation on Muslim Refugees.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - April 1992, Vol. 2, Number 4
Date of publication: April 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: A report filed by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and received here on April 12, indicates that the Burmese military is now beginning a major offensive against the Kachin. , The military's offensive against Mannerplaw continues. ... ECONOMICS: UNICEF Report... HUMAN RIGHTS: Mon Refugees and Forced Labor... SAFE CAMP:On February 17, 1992, Thailand's Interior Ministry deputy permanent secretary for security affairs, Chaiwat Hutacharoen, officially opened a "Safe Camp" for Burmese student exiles living in Thailand. ... SOCIAL ISSUES: Burmese Women in Thailand... REFUGEES: Arakan Atrocities Continue; Refugee Numbers Rise, News about the suffering of Rohingya refugees fleeing the Arakan State of Burma and entering Bangladesh is terribly disturbing....
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.47MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - March 1992, Vol. 2, Number 3
Date of publication: March 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Karen State- The Burmese military's dry season offensive against the Democratic Forces based in Mannerplaw of the Karen State seems to be failing in its objective to completely eradicate the anti-military insurgency before the heavy rains., Nagaland: [T]he Burmese military has intensified their fight against the Nagas, driving over 1,500 Naga tribes people into India during the month of January. Arakan State: On February 17, Tin Oo, Secretary 2 of Slorc stated in a speech to teachers of Bassin Degree College that, "There never has been a single frontier problem created by us. There are no refugees in the border areas, but insurgents in the disguise of refugees."... ECONOMICS: "Dana" interview with Pepsi Cola executive during his stay in Burma on 10 July 1991... HUMAN RIGHTS: Description of the human rights situation in Mon State, Kachin State, Tavoy-Mergui of Karen State Shan State... DRUGS: Overview... FOREIGN INVESTMENTS: Oil and Gas... POLITICS: Political Parties and Elected Representatives, Legal Realities, and KNU and Khun Sa... NEWS IN BRIEFS: Generals in Power, Gems Auction, ASEAN's Policy Failing, Singapore and Burma...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.54MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - February 1992, Vol. 2, Number 2
Date of publication: February 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The civil war in Burma seems far from ending as the SLORC speeds up its dry season offensive against Mannerplaw. ... ECONOMICS: UN Involvement in Burma, Border Development Project, Environmental Project, UNICEF Assistance... HUMAN RIGHTS: Reeducation, the Opposition- If there is any continued anti-junta voice coming from the universities, some of these professors will most certainly have to join the growing number of political prisoners now in the country's prisons., ASEAN and SLORC... SITUATION IN THE ARAKAN STATE: (2-pg article) ... POLITICS: Junta arrested about 1000 students within a few days and sent troops supported by armored carriers and tanks to every quarter of Rangoon and Mandalay... After interrogating the arrested students for two weeks, Slorc seemed to think that they had at last discovered the real cause of the student unrest. Background behind student uprisings in Burma - BCP involvement - The article outlines the history of student movements in Burmsa...NEWS IN BRIEF: Shell in Burma; Singapore Delegation; UNDP and World Bank; Yugoslavia's Talks on Trade; Air Weapons Training; China's Aircraft Corp.; Preparations for Colombo Plan...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A." - Burma Rights Movement for Action
Format/size: pdf (1.50MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." - Burma Rights Movement for Action - January 1992, Vol. 2, Number 1
Date of publication: January 1992
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: DPNS Closure - Burma's second strongest party, the Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) was de-registered on the 6th of December, 1991... SLORC's Dry Season Offensive: On 1st October, clashes between the Karen National Union (KNU)and the Burmese military broke out in the delta near Rangoon which is also one of Burma's most productive rice areas. Since then the Burmese army seems to have taken a more aggressive stance against the KNU... ECONOMICS: International involvement - American Express, ADB, China Loan, Myanmar Airways, IMF, Bell Helicopter, Teak to Thailand... HUMAN RIGHTS: Report from the Shan State - During the present dry season of-fensive, the Burmese military has been moving through many of the ethnic areas. For survival, they freely take from the villagers what they need in food and other goods including money and gold. (list of areas and details of violations)... POLITICS: Burma vs Bangladesh- While the unstable political situation inside Burma has been intensifying, tensions between Burma and its neighbor, Bangladesh, have also broken out... Universities Closed - On December 10 and 11, 1991, demonstrations broke out in Rangoon University campus...Following these demonstra-tions, all universities around the country were once again closed...More NLD Representatives Cancelled... EDUCATION:In this fourth article looking at the future of Burma by reflecting on the past, a perspective is given to the educa-tion problems facing Burma. Since die 1962 coup of Ne Win, students have been the guinea pigs of the military who have experimented with various educa-tional policies based on their giesses rather than on experience and analysis. What does this suggest about the educational needs in the future?
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A." - Burma Rights Movement for Action
Format/size: pdf (1.53MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - December 1991, Vol. 1, Number 11
Date of publication: December 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The dry season offensive in Margue/ Tavoy; Kachin State... HUMAN RIGHTS: Abuse of porters... ECONOMICS: The economics of Resettlement; Pepsi... WHAT LIES AHEAD: Ending the Civil War... NEWS BRIEFS: Protests in Rangoon and Mandalay; Philippine Visit to Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB; text version, 85K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-12(Vol.01-11)-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - November 1991, Vol. 1, Number 10
Date of publication: November 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The dry season offensive in the Delta; Stop arms shipments to Burma...ECONOMICS: SLORC demands more taxes; First Joint Venture Bank...WHAT LIES AHEAD? The military... HUMAN RIGHTS: On the Brink of Hell [Forced Prostitution in Thailand]; Torture of monks in Burma...JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS: The Nobel Peace Prize...NEWS BRIEFS: The History of Burma According To SLORC; Relocation by the Military; Forced anti-insurgent demonstrations; Burmese refugees in Thailand
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB; text version, 73K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-11(Vol.01-10)-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - October 1991, Vol. 1, Number 9
Date of publication: October 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: The coming dry season offensive...FOREIGN INVESTMENTS: Foreign investments -who actually benefits?...WHAT LIES AHEAD?: Economics: "...If SLORC continues to hold power in Burma, the present trends will probably continue. The natural resources, under state control, will continue to be sold off with little or no limitations, providing more funds for the military to use in its war against the people of Burma. A facade of improving prosperity will probably start appearing in the form of newly constructed buildings, an in-crease in the availability of consumer goods, more cars, etc. Yet the people will continue to suffer economic hardships...POLITICS: Truth in Rumors: Dismissed Civil Servants; Han&ng on to Power - "...Despite promises by Slorc that they would turn over power to an elected government immediately after elections, rumors persisted that either the elections would not be free and fair, or that Slorc would ignore the voices of the people. A recent statement by Aung Ye Kyaw, senior Slorc member in Mandalay, indicates that these ru-mors are once again becoming the truth..."...HUMAN RIGHTS: Women in Burma - "...As long as there are no positive po-litical and economic changes in Burma, and as long as the civil war continues, Burmese women will re-main the victims of these indignities. Their basic human rights to life, secu-rity, dignity and happiness will continue to be violated..."...NEWS UPDATE: Pepsi steps into Burma; Burma has its first civilian minister; Store's biggest corruption
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - September 1991, Vol. 1, Number 8
Date of publication: September 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Civil war in Shan, Karen and Arakan States... POLITICS: "... mounting international criticism is, indeed, making it more difficult for ASEAN nations and China to blindly continue their defense of the military regime in Burma. Perhaps they realize that they are not supporting or defending the legal government or people of that country, but rather a military junta that has no legitimacy either within the country or internationally" ...ECONOMICS: The Population; Economic Forecasts; Actual Currency System; Energy; Agriculture; Livestock and Fishing...ENVIRONMENT: Deforestation...BURMA'S FIRST CASINO...INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE...HUMAN RIGHTS: Disaster in Kachin State...Safe Center to be Established [The Thai government is moving ahead with plans to set up a "safe center" for Burmese dissidents living in Thailand...]
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - August 1991, Vol. 1, Number 7
Date of publication: August 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Civil war in Kachin, Shan, Karen and Arakan States...CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: ASEAN and Burma...ECONOMICS: Causes of the present economic crisis - lack of skill and training; Corruption; The Expense of the Civil War; The Unstable Political Situation...POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi still under house arrest; Opposition; Third Congress of the NDF; Statement of the DAB concerning peace talks with SLORC...HUMAN RIGHTS: Interview with young porters; Gang Rape of Karen Woman.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB; Text version, 106K; Supplement, 791K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-08(Vol.01-07)-8888_supplement.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-08-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - July 1991, Vol. 1, Number 6
Date of publication: July 1991
Description/subject: Free Daw Aung San Suu Kyi And All Political Prisoners...CIVIL WAR: A DARING ATTACK; THE JUNTA'S TROOPS PUNISHED; THE JUNTA'S TROOPS IN RETREAT; The military arrested its own officials; Taking avenge on an innocent; Discontentment growing in the military; BARBARITY; ...REPATRIATION: SLORC extended their dirty hands beyond the border...POLITICS: The four tasks ac-complished, Why not step down? The declaration No. 1/88 of the SLORC, 18-9-88, reads "...The beginning of the end...HUMAN RIGHTS: Burma junta is illegitimate under International And National Law; Brutality of the junta; The juta's legal system flouts all international standards; Human Rights Violation By The SLORC's Troops; The SLORC's soldiers committed robbery...ECONOMIC ISSUES: The junta enjoys the previledge of LDC; The SLORC can't control the price; France cancels SLORC's debt; Thejunta sells the future of the nation...NATIONAL HEALTH CONFERENCE HELD AT MANERPLAW...National Coalition Government Of The Union Of Burma On The Move...
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - June 1991, Vol. 1, Number 5
Date of publication: June 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Kachin State's Northern Military Zone; Shan State; Karen State (Thaton District, Taungngu(?) District, Dupala District, Paan District, Papun District); Arakan State...Persecution by the Junta: Atrocities in Civil War Zones...ENVIRONMENT: ".According to the May 3rd issue of " The Nation", a Bangkok-based English language newspaper, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has a plan to build more than ten new hydroelectric power dams throughout Thailand and along the Burmese border. Private consultants and foreign funding agencies are conducting feasibility studies for this project..."...REPATRIATION: "On the 22 of May, the Thailand government started an operation to repatriate illegal Burmese in Mae Sod, opposite the site of the Burmese border city of Myawady..."...POLITICS: Opposition; Reopening of the Universities; Opposition on theThai-Burmese Border...ECONOMIC ISSUES: "After crushing the pro-democracy Movement in 1988, the military regime began to open the closed door of Burma to foreign investments in order fo solve the country's economic problems. This influx of foreign investments does not bring a solution to Burma because the poverty among the majority of the people is created by the insatiable corruption of the military officials and continually rising taxes levied against the people. The main suppliers of foreign investments to Burma now are Japan, Thailand, South Korea, China and Singapore; Agriculture; Corruption; Underground Business; Taxation; Inflation; Fishermen; Economic Development...HUMAN RIGHTS: Extra Judicial Executions in Rangoon
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB; text version 85K))
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-06-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - May 1991, Vol. 1, Number 4
Date of publication: May 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR: Shan State: The Pa-O National Army has accepted a cease fire with the junta and many of the Pa-O leaders have surrendered in the Shan State... Karen State: On March 10th, government troops from battalions No.22, No.44, and No.66 started their offensive to at-tempt to occupy Manerplaw, the headquarters of all the dissident groups fighting against the military regime...Mon State: "On the 23 of March, Regiment No.lll of the New Mon State Party, led by Commander Nai Min San, clashed with the junta's troops from Regiment No. 61 led by commander Ba Thein near Khaw Zar village in southern Ye...POLITICS: New Constitution; Opposition; Oppression on Government Staff; Reopening the Schools; Singapore Delegation...ECONOMICS: Thailand's Investments; Unocal Oil; Border trade with Thailand; Wood Export; South Korea Investment...DRUGS: "According to the Nation newspaper of April 7,1991, the US has agreed to provide US$1 million to fund the campaign to suppress drug trading by Khun Sa's Maung Thai Army along the Thai-Burma border line..."...HUMAN RIGHTS: Porters; Death Sentences and Imprisonment; Repatriation - "According to a report in THE NATION on May 1, 1991, 140 Burmese were taken from Bangkok's immigration jail on April 28 and bussed 470 kilometers to the wouthwestern town of Ranong. Forty-one of these Burm-ese were students who have been accepted by the UNHCR as "persons of concern" and are under the protection of the UNHCR. In Ranong they were put on two boats to be taken to Kawthaung in Burma.: ...SOCIAL ISSUES: Women and Prostitution; Aids in Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB; text version 73K))
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-04-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - April 1991, Vol. 1, Number 3
Date of publication: April 1991
Description/subject: CIVIL WAR IN BURMA: "The United Wa State Army has been fighting to control the Drug Lord Khunsa's strongholds of Doilang and Loi Maw in the Northern Shan State since 1989. The junta back[ed] UWSA are trying to control the drag trading routes..."; Shan State; Karen State; Mon State...POLITICS: "Within three months of this new year, many of tbe elected representatives of the people were reportedly arrested by the Masala (the junta) in Burma. Especially, the elected representatives from the National League for Democracy (NLD) were arrested all over the whole country..."; Opposition Parties...MILITARY AID: "Following tbe junta crack-down on the nationwide demonstrations in 1988, a Burmese delegation led by Lt-Gen Than Sbwe, Deputy Chief of Staff, went to China for a twelve-day visit from 18 to 30 0ct, 1989. Tbe members of tbe delegation included high ranking military officers as well as the Director of the Ministry of Defence Procurement, Col Abel. It is believed that the Burmese military delegation signed a contract to purchased weapons and also a contract of cooperation between the armed forces of the Burmese Junta and China. This visit was a bad omen for tbe democratic struggle in Burma..."...INVESTMENTS: Thai Fishing Companies...HUMAN RIGHTS: Interview with refugees...NEWS BRIEFS: Government Offensives; Education; Investments
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB; text version, 73K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/BI-1991-04-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011


Title: "B.U.R.M.A." Burma Rights Movement for Action - January 1991, Vol. 1, Number 1
Date of publication: January 1991
Description/subject: PORTERS: "These two young men [photo] were forced by the Burmese military to serve as porters. They manuged to escape alter facing many dangers. Every year thousands of young men women are forced to carry the heavy loads of the Burmese military into battle fields where they must also serve as humand mine sweepers..."...PORTER NEWS: [interviews]... SUPPRESSION OF THE NLD: 20 Dec 1990 - Following is the list ol members of the National League for Democracy Party who were detained and questioned by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)...REPORT FROM INSIDE: [interviews(?) with student activists]...OPPRESSION OF MONKS - MONKS WHO WERE WOUNDED ON 8-8-90 IN; MANDALAY: [details of those wounded, beaten, arrested]...WHAT INVESTMENTS DO TO BURMA: "Following the military coup in September of 1988, it has been reported that the military regime had only US$8 to US$10 million in reserve. With this small amount ol money, they could not pay their soldiers, or keep the infrastructure of the country running..."...JAPANESE INVESTMENTS IN BURMA: DATE, COMPANY, CONTRACT, AMOUNT.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "B.U.R.M.A."
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2011