Padoh Mahn Sha Assassinated in 2008… His Words, His Legacy Survive

In the weeks before he was murdered in February 2008, the Karen leader, Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, in an interview with Phil Thornton, spoke about the importance of unity and why the ethnic struggle would survive the opportunistic greed of those prepared to “sell out the Karen revolution.”

CNDP begins campaigns for 2017 By-election

The Chin National Democratic Party (CNDP) has begun its election campaigns in Thantlang Town, Hakha District, Chin State, to contest in the 2017 by-election, for one vacant constituency in the state.

Curfew in Maungdaw shortened

Maungdaw District General Administration Department made an announcement on February 9 that the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in Maungdaw under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedural Code has been shortened to 9 pm from previous 7 pm.

The announcement shortened the curfew order imposed in Maungdaw from the previous 7 pm to 6 am to the current 9 pm to 5 am.

The announcement still imposes restriction of assembly on five or more people in public places, main streets, roads, lanes, orchards and gardens.

Maungdaw District General Administration Department imposed the dusk-to-dawn curfew on December 9, 2016 under Section 144 of Criminal Procedural Code with criminal miscellaneous case No. 2/2016 and then it was revised this week under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedural Code.

The order is valid for two months starting from February 9.

This curfew was imposed in Maungdaw after the No. 1 Police Border Guard Command (HQ) and two other Police Border Guard outposts were attacked simultaneously in coordinated attacks on October 9, 2016.

TNLA will not attend the 21st Century Panglong Conference without equal status

Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an ethnic armed group that is still in armed engagement against the Tatmadaw [Burma Army], will only take part in the upcoming Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, if all ethnic armed groups are equally invited and all are allowed equal rights to discuss and to make decisions.

Tatmadaw forms committee to investigate allegations in UNOHCHR report

The Tatmadaw (Defence Services) issued a news release dated 9 February stating it was forming an Investigation Committee to investigate alleged human rights violations in Myanmar mentioned in a report released by United Nations Office of High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNOHCHR).

Mon State Gov’t drops “Gen. Aung San Bridge” name

The Mon State government decided, at yesterday’s meeting, to drop the ‘General Aung San Bridge” title for the bridge that will connect Mon State’s capital Mawlamyine to Chaungzone Township, Bilu Kyun [Island].

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