The land confiscated from the era of the military junta were numerous ... and continue until today. Since Thein Sein Government came to power, he has undertaken a number of reforms, and created some commission to enable farmers to recover their lands or at least fair compensation. The opacity in the manner in which the... Continue Reading

Early on during the Burmese dictatorship, the military were preparing to one day have to face the polls. The roadmap to democracy was announced in 2003. At that time, no authorized opposition existed. The then dictator, General Than Shwe, had established ten years earlier an association called  the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA). Any person of... Continue Reading

During the 50 years of dictatorship, the Burmese military enjoyed total impunity, as long as it posed no problems for people of higher rank. This culture is still strongly present since the change of Government four years ago. The recent ouster of the president of the ruling party, banned of move overnight with the help... Continue Reading

After decades of dictatorship, one of the consequences of the freedom of speech recovered (partially) is the expression also of extremist values. This is the case of an association sponsored by Buddhist monks called The Association for the Protection of Race and Religion or Ma Ba Tah. They share their racist and Islamophobic ideas during... Continue Reading

Campaign of the association Info-Birmanie for the release of political prisoners AAPPB is Association of Assistance to the political prisoners of Burma, an organization that works on the subject since 2000. It is remained long based in exile to the Thai border. Today, it has a branch in Rangoon. Early 2013, President Thein Sein promised... Continue Reading