Category: Legal

Discrimination, Lack of Rights Motivate Muslim Candidates in Myanmar Elections

  Muslim candidates will compete in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections in greater numbers than they did in the last elections five years ago, with some of the current 25 contenders in November’s race openly advocating for Muslim minority rights in the predominantly Buddhist country. The candidates say they aim to tackle discriminatory policies that in many […]

Man Killed By Gunmen In Muse

Eyewitness Ko Lwin told SHAN the victim was killed by two assailants, also riding motorcycles, near the Ho Nar monastery in Kawng Muu Ton ward around 9 pm yesterday.   “Two gunmen followed the unidentified man, who was about 25-years-old. They shot him and fled the scene. The victim died on the spot,” he says. […]

Out Of Work, Many Crossing Burma/Thai Border Illegally

Sai Nom Twe, from Burmese Migrant Workers Assistance Committee based in Mae Sai, told SHAN that authorities caught almost 100 people who crossed the river from Tachilek into the northern Thai town.   No-one has faced serious penalties for crossing the border illegally, he says, explaining many were sent to quarantine facilities for twenty-one days. […]

Locals Catch Police With Drugs in Taunggyi

The incident occurred on July 7 while the locals were patrolling their community as part of an anti-drug campaign.   “We investigate all people who enter our ward. We seized nine yaba tablets from two police officers,” Than Aung, the Shwe Taung ward headman, told SHAN. “One police officer was wearing civilian clothes and the […]

More Than $500,000 Worth of Drugs Seized in Mong Hsat

Police seized more than 800 million kyat (US$586,600) worth of drugs and drug paraphernalia in Mong Hsat, eastern Shan State last week, but it has not been confirmed who the drugs belonged to.   The narcotics and related materials were in a ravine west of Palaung Pu Tung village in Mong Tawng village tract during […]

Woman Shot In Namsang Township

Pol-Maj Min Aung, commander of Namsang police station, in Namsang Township, said the woman was shot this Thursday (July 23) at about 11 p.m.   Lin Aung Shwe, a parliamentarian for Namsang Township, said the shooting happened about six miles from the town of Namsang. The vehicle the woman was in was a white Mitsubishi. […]

RCSS/SSA Clash With Burma Army 20 Times In Last Month

RCSS/SSA spokesperson Lt-Col Sao Oum Khur says “because the government forces entered the RCSS/SSA’s area” it broke the terms of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), of which the ethnic armed organization is a signatory.   Between June 25 and July 21, RCSS/SSA clashed with Tatmadaw in Kyaukme Township at least 20 times, he says. Although […]