Brief Theory of Chin History

Presented by Mark Hau Lian Khup (M.A. History)

In honor of Chin National Day

By the grace of God, we are going to hold our 65th Anniversary of our Chin National Day, which falls on 20th of February of 2013. First of all, I would like to exaggerate about the term, “Chin”.

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Still Existing Discrimination Based On Ethnicity And Religion In Burma

kachinStill Existing Discrimination Based On Ethnicity and Religion in Burma:

Under successive Burmese governments, people of non-Burma ethnic and non-Buddhist background find themselves discriminated against their Burman Buddhist counterparts in education, employment and various levels of civil service.  Continue reading

Cover-Up Democracy of Burma

Rangoon, Burma: Myanmar announced on Monday that it is releasing 514 prisoners under a new amnesty that reportedly includes more than 80 political detainees and some foreigners.

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Aung San Suu Kyi To Attend Award Distribution In US

Yangon:     Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the US Congress—at the Capitol on Sept. 19 amongst many other honors during next week’s historic tour of the United States.

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Will the Norwegian Government able to persuade Burmese Generals into a “U” turn?

by Jonathan Thang, Office Assistant at Sørlandet UN Office, Norway

(Jonathan Thang har jobbet som praktikant ved FN-sambandet Sør. Han er selv fra Chin-folket, en av Burmas etniske minoritetsgrupper. Foto: Privat)

Burma has been moving forward in terms of democratization and international relationships.  Unexpected moves followed by releasing a lot of prominent political prisoners, allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to contest by-election to be held in April, start doing cease-fire talks with ethnics arms groups, and so on.

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Is That Real Cange In Myanmar/Burma?

Why should Hillary Clinton go to Myanmar? The short answer is to encourage the best chance at real political change in a country that effectively cloistered itself under harsh military rule for nearly five decades. Myanmar, or Burma, has been the virtual political ball and chain of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which it joined in 1997. Secretary Clinton plans to visit on December 1–2, becoming the first U.S. secretary of state to do so since John Foster Dulles 50 years ago.

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Burma Will Release Over 6000 Prisoners

Military regime back government is claiming to release political prisoners soon.  Myanmar’s state-controlled television on Tuesday announced an amnesty for more than 6,300 prisoners, but did not say whether political detainees would be included.

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