Moon Nay Li and Shirley Seng from KWAT talk to DVB about the ongoing conflict in Burma’s northern states and the difficulties facing Kachin women.
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A long festering war between the central government and the ethnic states has torn and divided Burma for over 60 years. Can the current peace process, launched by President Thein Sein in 2011, bring about a lasting peace?
Doubling of electricity prices prompts accusations that government is capitalising on surplus of cash from sales to China and Thailand
Thai-backed venture in southeastern region would be Burma’s first sustainable energy project, but majority of produce destined for Thailand
Spokesperson says that the opposition leader will meet with Labour Minister Aung Kyi again following talks last month
Internal report in 2009 financed by the company behind the controversial Myitsone dam had called for cessation of project
Small gains made in the social and economic development of Burma’s border regions since the ceasefires risk being erased if fighting continues
Environmental group says clashes in Burma’s northern and eastern border regions is intended to secure lucrative dam sites
Overseas investment in Burma’s hydropower sector leads to complicity in displacement, violence and environmental ruin, group warns
Leaked US cable hopeful that shifting internal dynamics in pariah states, including Burma, may trigger change from China, but analysts sceptical
Three dams in the pipeline as Burmese tycoons and Chinese companies look set to dominate the lucrative hydropower sector
Thai and Indian citizens are growing increasingly intolerant of environmentally destructive mega-projects – so their governments are moving them to Burma
Bangladesh looks to seal energy deal with Burma to satisfy major electricity shortfall whilst eyeing overland links to southwestern China
SPDC condemn another river in Kachin State as Ngawchankha Hydro deal is signed with Chinese
India looks to expand economic presence in its eastern neighbour with plans underway to construct two major hydropower dams
Beijing cites dry weather and not aggressive dam building as the driving factor behind the Mekong river’s lowest water levels in 50 years
No compensation given to majority Karen villagers whose houses and farmland have now been submerged by 185-foot high dam
Nov 17, 2009 (DVB), International coverage of state-backed human rights abuses in Burma does not adequately address the subtler forms of abuse that are beginning to erode and distort ethnic[…]
Jul 29, 2008 (DVB), Christian religious leaders in Kachin state in northern Burma have been interrogated by local authorities about a poster campaign against the government’s ongoing Chibwe dam project.[…]
Jun 6, 2008 (DVB), The Burma Rivers Network has urged foreign companies to reconsider their investments in dam and gas projects in Burma due to the devastating impact on the[…]
Mar 31, 2008 (AFP), When six Mekong country premiers meet in Laos from Sunday, China will be the elephant in the room, having lavished highways and sports stadiums on its[…]
Oct 14, 2007 (AP) – Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and[…]