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  1. “ပထမေတာ့ ေသနတ္နဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ေျမေတြကို လုယူသြားခဲ့ၾကတယ္။ အခုက်ေတာ့ ေျမလုဖို႔ ဥပေဒကို အသံုးခ်လာျပန္ၿပီ။"

    03 September 2019
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံထဲက ေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာ စစ္ေဘးတိမ္းေရွာင္ခဲ့ရသူေတြဟာ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ တရား မွ်တမႈမရွိတဲ့ဒဏ္ကို တစ္ရစ္ၿပီးတစ္ရစ္ ခါးစည္းခံခဲ့ၾကရတယ္။ ဒီေန႔ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာလည္း သန္းေခါင္ ထက္ညနက္တဲ့ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳး ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနၾကရတုန္းပါပဲ။

  2. အက်ပ္အတည္းဆုိက္ေနေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးစနစ္တစ္ရပ္ကုိ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲျခင္း - ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအတြင္း႐ွိ ႏုိင္ငံတကာအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား တာဝန္ယူမႈ႐ွိရန္ လုိအပ္ေနျခင္း

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 August 2019
    Article

    ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ပ္အတည္းမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ဆက္လ်က္ျဖစ္ေပၚလ်က္ရွိသည္။ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ားႏွင့္ အေထြေထြေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမ်ားသည္လည္း ႏိုင္ငံတစ္၀ွမ္းအေရးနိမ့္လ်က္ရွိသည္။

    ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ားအားလံုး-ျပည္တြင္း၊ ျပည္ပႏွစ္ရပ္စလံုး- အေနျဖင့္ ယခုကဲ့သို့ မေအာင္ျမင္ခဲ့ရသည့္ အေၾကာင္းရင္းမ်ားကို ျပန္လည္သံုးသပ္ရန္လိုအပ္လွသည္။

    ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီကုိတည္ေဆာက္လိုလွ်င္ အရပ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းကြန္ရက္မ်ားႏွင့္ ျပည္သူ့ကိုယ္စားျပဳအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးစနစ္သည္ ျပည္သူမ်ားအၾကားအားေကာင္းရေပမည္။

  3. “First they grabbed our land with guns; now they are using the law"

    26 August 2019
    Article

    Displaced people in Myanmar have been suffering layer upon layer of injustice over the past decades. Today the situation is as bad as ever.

  4. Transformation of an Entrenched Political System: The Need for International Responsibility in Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    12 August 2019
    Article

    Political impasse continues in Myanmar. Peace talks and general elections have failed to achieve national breakthroughs. All parties — both domestic and international — need to reflect on this failure. Civil society networks and representative governance must be strengthened at the community level if peace and democracy are to be built.

  5. Chronology on the Statue Case in Loikaw, Kayah State

    28 June 2019
    Article

    In this commentary, the Union of Karenni State Youth and LAIN Technical Support Group provide a chronology of events, outlining how arrests and the government’s handling of events have compounded rather than resolved political frustrations and inter-community understandings.

  6. The Promise and The Statue

    28 June 2019
    Article

    The construction of an Aung San statue has caused deep controversy in Kayah State during the past year. Dee De is a member of the Karenni State Farmers Union and Union of Karenni State Youth. He was arrested on 21 June, Karenni National Day, for his involvement in protests. In his commentary, Dee De argues why the construction of the statue is premature and a sensitive issue for the Karenni and other ethnic nationality peoples at this time.

  7. Statement from the 7th Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    10 May 2019
    Declaration

    During 8-10 May 2019, representatives from Kayan, Kayah, Pa-O, Shan, Lahu and Kachin opium farming communities came together to discuss their challenges in life and find ways to solve their problems.

  8. Save the Irrawaddy by Offering Compensation

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    09 May 2019
    Article

    Controversy continues over a suspended mega-dam project, backed by China, on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. The social and environmental consequences of the proposed project cast a shadow not only over the local Kachin population but over all the nationalities of Myanmar. Public awareness is growing why protecting the Irrawaddy is of national importance.

  9. Opium harvest in early 2019 in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State (TNI)

    A Distortion of Reality: Drugs, Conflict and the UNODC’s 2018 Myanmar Opium Survey

    Transnational Institute (TNI)
    05 March 2019
    Article

    The recently-released “Myanmar Opium Survey 2018” by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) entails specific accusations against several of the conflict actors. This commentary explains how this further distorts, rather than reflects, the complex realities in Myanmar.

  10. Village meeting in Magyi

    Investing in Mon State?

    MACDO, Mads Barbesgaard
    04 February 2019
    Article

    How beneficial is the new policy of encouraging investment in Myanmar's Mon state?

  11. China's Belt & Road Initiative: A Cautionary Tale for the Kachins

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    10 January 2019
    Article

    A Memorandum of Understanding to establish the China Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) was signed by the governments of Myanmar and China in September 2018. The CMEC forms part of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a 21st century reimagining of the ancient Silk Road, the network of land and sea trade routes that once linked Imperial China with markets in the west.

  12. မန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ေျမလြတ္၊ ေျမလပ္ႏွင့္ ေျမရိုင္းစီမံခန္႔ခြဲေရးဥပေဒ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္မႈ၊ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးႏွင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးညွိႏိႈင္းေဆြးေႏြးမႈ အလားအလာ

    Jason Gelbort
    07 January 2019
    Article

    ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး တိုးတက္ျဖစ္ထြန္းမႈကို အေထာက္အကူျပဳရန္အတြက္ လူထုလူတန္းစားမ်ား၏ ေျမ ယာရပိုင္ခြင့္အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို မျဖစ္မေနအကာအကြယ္ေပးရမည္။

  13. Opium Farmers in Myanmar: The Lives of Producers of Prohibited Plants

    Sai Lone
    17 December 2018
    Article

    The problem of opium should not be perceived only as a simple, black-and-white, law enforcement problem. To address problems related to opium cultivation, substantial socio-economic development is required to provide meaningful alternatives for farmers, and to ensure that a humanitarian crisis will not occur as the consequence of repressive drug control policies.

  14. “A Declaration of War on Us”: The 2018 VFV Law Amendment and its Impact on Ethnic Nationalities

    Transnational Institute (TNI)
    13 December 2018
    Article

    The right to land for all peoples is essential for peace, democracy and development.

  15. Implementation of Burma’s Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law: At Odds with the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and Peace Negotiations

    Jason Gelbort
    10 December 2018
    Article

    Land rights of peoples must be protected to improve prospects for peace.

  16. အမ်ိဳးသားရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးတုိးတက္ေရး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    05 December 2018
    Article

    ႏုိင္ငံတဝွမ္းမွာ႐ွိတဲ့ လူမ်ိဳးေပါင္းစုံ၊ ဘာသာေပါင္းစုံ အားလုံးအတြက္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးနည္းလမ္းျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလိုအပ္ခ်က္

  17. National Reconciliation and the Advancement of Peace in Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 November 2018
    Article

    The necessity of peace by political means, inclusive of all nationalities and faiths within the Union.

  18. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ တိုးတက္မႈဆိတ္သုဥ္းလ်က္ရွိသည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ႏွင့္ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံု အေျခခံဥပေဒ တည္ေဆာက္ေရး

    Sai Wansai
    08 October 2018
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ျပည္တြင္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေစ့စပ္ညွိႏိႈင္းမႈ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ား အလုပ္မျဖစ္သျဖင့္ လက္ရွိအခ်ိန္၌ ေရွ႕မတိုးသာ ေနာက္မဆုတ္သာျဖင့္ တိုးတက္မႈဆိတ္သုဥ္းလ်က္ရွိသည္။

  19. Will Myanmar complete its transition towards an evidence-based approach to drug control?

    Renaud Cachia
    20 March 2018
    Article

    The recent publication of two single pieces of legislation - the amended 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and the first National Drug Control Policy - is likely to form the basis of Myanmar’s drug policy for several years to come. What does it mean for the country’s transition towards an evidence-based approach to drug control, and how can the gaps between the two documents be addressed?

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