A recently built hydropower dam on the Longjiang River in China's Yunnan Province is causing severe disruption to thousands of villagers relying on cross-border trade in Burma's northern Shan State, according to a new report by local Shan researchers.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Amnesty International Malaysia launched a teleconference with Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Amnesty International Malaysia office on the night of November 24, 2010.
MAE SOT, Thailand – More than 200 refugees crossed into Thailand over the weekend after clashes between Burmese troops and a faction of a Karen armed group broke out anew on November 27.
It is ironic that the “experts” and bureaucrats on the Board of Censors can decide that a film cannot be watched by the general public because it would damage “public order or morals”, yet they don’t seem to get “corrupted” themselves.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s public address at the NLD Headquarters on 14 November 2010. (unofficial translation)
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.
MAE SOT, Thailand – At least a thousand Burmese are trapped in no man’s land on the border with Thailand as fighting between the Burmese army and a faction of a Karen armed group, which began soon after the November 7 general elections, entered its first week.
SWAN strongly denounces the Burma Army build-up around the Shan ceasefire area in Ke See township, central Shan State, which led to the rape of a young disabled woman on the eve of the November 7 election.
Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary General of AI paid a call on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on the occasion of his visit to Thailand, at Thai Koo Fah Building, the Government House. The Secretary General of Amnesty International asked the Prime Minister on issues interested by the public and media, such as the political situation, situation in the southern border provinces, situation of displaced persons fleeing from fightings in Myanmar, and lèse majesté law.
The Asian Network For Free Elections(ANFREL) calls attention to an important point from November 7th & 8th‘s counting activities that requires the State Peace and Development Council(SPDC) and the Union Election Commission(UEC) of Myanmar to urgently clarify why the counting process was not made transparent to the public and the media beginning with the first advance voting period.