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China Gate Closes Following Changes to Burma’s Border Pass System

New cards issued by Burma are reportedly incompatible with the software used by China. Chinese authorities closed the border gate crossing from northern Shan State’s...

Myanmar’s by-elections: Ethnic political parties gain ground

The much awaited but less enthusiastic voters' turnout of the by-election held on November 3 cast a long shadow on the ruling National League...

SNLD Wins Laikha Parliamentary Seat

The party beat out the SNDP and NLD in the by-election. The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) party claimed a victory for a Lower...

Shan Parties Kick Off By-Election Campaign in Laikha

The SNDP and SNLD are competing for a vacant Lower House seat in the southern Shan State constituency. The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD)...

State Counselor’s Kachin State Visit: Dwindling hope for IDPs to return...

Following the disappointment of the top leaders meeting between the government and the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), held in Naypyitaw from October 15 to...

Monks Urge Shan Armed Groups, Political Parties to Work for Peace

‘We want the two Shan armies to merge and become one,’ says one monk. Monks from across Shan State wrote a letter last week...

State Counsellor visits boarding school, drug rehab center, IDP camps in...

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to Myitkyina in Kachin State yesterday and visited a boarding school for students from the hilly...

TNLA Detainee Nang Mo Hom: ‘I Believed I Would Go Home...

The mother of three speaks to SHAN about her two months in the armed group’s custody, After nearly two months in detention and being...

Chinese Forces Block Construction of Border Market Office in Muse

Shan State locals said they were alarmed to see Chinese troops on their side of the border and to witness the public confrontation over...

NAYPYITAW SPECIAL MEETING: Three core issues still left to be ironed...

The Nationwide Ceasefire-Signatory- Ethnic Armed Organizations (NCA-S-EAOs) initiated top leaders meeting involving 10 from government-military and 10 from EAOs was agreed and the government...

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