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Hsipaw residents demand their land back

Some 30 local residents of Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State marched through the streets on Thursday, demanding the return of lands which were...

Residents demand halt to gold mining in Mong Phyak

Local residents in eastern Shan State’s Mong Phyak Township have called for a gold-mining company to cease operations as the work is damaging their...

Coal-mining companies agree to close down in Mong Kung

The Pyae Aung Hein and Hein Mitter coal-mining companies have both agreed to halt operations at their sites following a protest by some 4,000...

4,000 protest coal mine in Mong Kung

Some 4,000 people including politicians, civil servants, youths and Buddhist monks gathered together this morning in the southern Shan State town of Mong Kung...

Burmese environmentalists urge govt to halt dams on Irrawaddy, Salween rivers

A number of Burmese environmental organizations, including Burma Rivers Network, Save the Salween Network and The Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG), released a statement...

Environmental groups voice opposition to IFC dam workshops

Leading Burmese environmental groups, including Burma Rivers Network (BRN) and Save the Salween Network (SSN), today released a statement, voicing strong opposition to the...

Salween River is not for sale, says Shan NGOs

  Shan civic groups held a press conference in Bangkok today, claiming that the Burmese government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is working secretly...

Shan CBOs call for Suu Kyi to halt Salween dams

Twenty-six Shan-based organizations on Wednesday sent an open letter to Burma’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, calling on her government...

NLD, SNLD object to new Shan State govt building

Burma’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) have objected to a plan to construct a new...

Shan MPs debate hydropower policy in parliament

Following the suspension of the Nongpha Dam last week by Burma’s Ministry of Finance and Planning, several Shan politicians and activists have voiced concerns...

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