Category: Arts

Thousands of IDPs Seek Refuge in Shan State Monasteries

More than 2,000 people have sought refuge in northern Shan State monasteries because of ongoing fighting, according to local sources.

Joint forces belonging to the Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army have been …

Posted in Arts August 30, 2019

Myanmar Filmmaker Gets One Year Sentence for Criticizing Military

A Myanmar court sentenced prominent filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi to one year in prison for defaming the military on Thursday, drawing swift condemnation from Human Rights Watch.

The New York-based NGO’s Deputy Asia Director, Phil Robertson, said in …

Posted in Arts August 29, 2019

Migrant Workers in Chiang Mai Face Increased Police Scrutiny

Thai police are increasing checks on migrant workers in Chiang Mai, looking for those who are undocumented or are doing jobs barred to them by Thai law, members of the Shan community said.

Migrant workers said that checks on their …

Posted in Arts August 5, 2019

Hundreds in Lashio Protest for ‘Justice For Victoria’

Around 600 people in the northern Shan State city of Lashio participated in a protest to end impunity for child rape on Sunday morning.

The event was spurred by the alleged rape of a toddler in a Naypyidaw nursery school …

Posted in Arts August 5, 2019

ICC Delegation Head Wraps up Visit to Bangladesh, Rohingya Camps

An International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday wrapped up a six-day trip to Bangladesh and Rohingya refugee camps in the southeast as part of preparations for a potential ICC investigation into alleged crimes of humanity against Rohingya by Myanmar’s military.…

Posted in Arts July 22, 2019

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