Over 2500 villagers protest against MCL’s coal power plant

Over 2500 villagers, from 12 villages in Pyartaung area, Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, staged a protest on Saturday [Feb. 18], within the paddy fields of Kawpanaw Village, voicing opposition against the coal power-supplied electricity by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL).

Ethnic politicians call for guarantees ahead of NCA signing

Several ethnic politicians have voiced the opinion that the Burmese government must offer greater guarantees if ethnic armed groups are to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), and say such proposals must be laid out at the second round of peace talks which are scheduled to be held in mid-March.

ANREN takes stock at Sittwe meeting

A prominent Rakhine State environmental network has reshuffled its senior leadership and will take on a new host of projects, including crafting a land policy, members said following a conference in the state capital.

ENAC hosts forum to discuss federal union policies

Members of the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Centre (ENAC) are hosting talks with Burmese government representatives to discuss the nine ethnic affairs points drafted to support ambitions for the establishment of a federal union in Burma.

69th Chin National Day celebrated

The 69th Chin National Day which falls on 20 February, was celebrated in Falam yesterday and was attended by President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin, state media reported.

Rakhine CSOs share concerns, discuss agenda at Sittwe meetup

Ahead of a hoped for national-level political dialogue, dozens of civil society groups in Rakhine State gathered last week to share issues and concerns, and to begin establishing a common consensus, according to representatives present at the gathering.

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