Day: July 1, 2019

Police Arrest Four in Raid on Tachilek Gambling Den

Police in the eastern Shan State town of Tachilek arrested four people Sunday night in a raid on a gambling house near the Bayintnaung Market in Wan Kawng Ward.

The raid took place around 10pm on June 9 and netted …

Thais Block Meeting of NCA Signatory Groups in Chiang Mai

Plans to examine a proposal to scrap the Burma Army-approved Peace Process Steering Team (PPST)�a body comprising ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)�were put on hold after Thai authorities shut down a meeting set …

Namkham Locals Demand Gov’t Action on Marble Mining

Local CBOs say that at least five massive blocks of marble are being shipped across the border into China every day.

Photo by Numkham Youth

Five community-based organizations (CBOs) in northern Shan State’s Namkham Township are calling on the government …

Posted in Arts July 1, 2019

Shan Networks Call Out Thai Media For Discrimination in Reporting

The Chiang Mai-based Shan Literature and Culture Association and the Northern Thailand Indigenous People’s Network have sent an open letter to the Northern Thailand Journalist Association on Friday for using discriminatory language in their crime reporting.

The letter was delivered …