Urgent update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

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November 20, 2015

Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of 6,000 civilians in Mong Nawng town are war crimes

The Shan Human Rights Foundation strongly condemns the Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of Mong Nawng town in central Shan State between November 9 and 12, 2015. The firing of shells and bombs directly into the centre of this densely populated town of 6,000 people, damaging houses and causing civilian injury, meets the definition of war crimes, and must be denounced and acted upon by the international community.

SHRF full report (Burmese | English | Shan | Thai)

Letter to SMEC

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August 25, 2015

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation
No. 17 Thukhitar Road
Phwint Phyone Aung Residences
Yankin Township, Yangon

Ref: Submitting signatures from people of Shan State opposing the building of dams on the Salween River

To Whom It May Concern:

We are hereby submitting signatures of 23,717 people of Shan State opposed to the building of dams on the Salween River. The signatures were collected during August 2015 from townships throughout Shan State, particularly adjoining the Salween River. Those who signed were from all walks of life –farmers, workers, shopkeepers, traders, monks, Member of Parliament, students, and teachers – who want to protect our precious river, and ensure that it continues to sustain our culture, economy and environment, as it has been doing for thousands of years.


People of Shan State

Contact persons:

Nang Kham Mai (+95) 09260185001
Nang Kham Naung (+95) 09428367849
Nang Kham Ying Nonk (+95) 09403717870
Nang Ying Harn Fah (+66) 0892627848
Sai Khur Hseng (+66) 0816722031 & (+95) 0931068530
Sai Hor Hseng (+66) 0629419600

Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers

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Shans present 23,717 signatures against Salween dams to Australian consultants in Yangon

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Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon.