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New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers

September 28, 2016

New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State.

The film, “Drowning a Thousand Islands,” takes viewers into the remote Kunhing area of c

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09 08 2016 Burmese Soldiers

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation and new displacement in central Shan State

SHRF strongly condemns the recent Burma Army attack on a strategic mountain base of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Tangyan township, causing about 100 villagers to flee their homes, and stoking fears of significant war escalation and new displacement.

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08 23 2016 60 community leaders protested against dams

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

By Action for Shan State Rivers

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08 17 2016 Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

Date: August 17, 2016

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

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08 02 2016  Coal mining site in Nam Ma area

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

August 2, 2016

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines in Hsipaw in May 2016

Burmese government troops committed serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest, torture and killing of local villagers, during their offensive to drive out the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) from the coal mining area of Nam Ma, Hsipaw township, launched on May 18, 2016.

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