Archive for Category: "Reports & Documents"

The Report: Licence to Rape

The Report: Licence to Rape

A report by Shan Women’s Action Network on the systematic use of rape by the Burmese military.

Show Business: Rangoon’s “War on Drugs” in Shan State

Show Business: Rangoon’s “War on Drugs” in Shan State

High-profile drug-traffickers continue to operate with impunity, many using legal businesses as a front. None have been prosecuted under the new anti-money laundering legislation introduced in 2002. While colluding in and profiting from the drug business, the regime has taken no serious measures to deal with its social impacts. It has failed to implement public

The Tai of Shan State

The Tai of Shan State

The Tai of Shan State by Sao Noan Oo A different Shan History A lot of Shan histories and chronicles have been written by a lot of people. Few among those are the Shans themselves. Even so, there are fewer who write in English. One of them is Sao Noan Oo of Lawksawk, a former

Shan Refugees: Dispelling the Myths

Shan Refugees: Dispelling the Myths

Shan State was once an autonomous region in Burma. After Burma gained independence from the British in 1948, the Shans were promised the right to secede after ten years, but this promise was never kept as civil war between the ethnic nationalities and the ruling authorities broke out soon after independence. Instead, Burma has been