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

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

Number 505 in Burmese Democracy = freedom of expression The universal declaration of human rights was written in 1948. One of the basic principles of a democratic country is to comply with article 19. 505 is the number of a law dating from before the Universal Declaration of human rights. It comes from the time... Continue Reading

Number 377 in Burmese Section 377 is the main law used to repress theĀ  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. A 150 years old law! The law date from 1860 when the country was part of the British Empire. Governments and dictatorships that followed kept it as a tool against homosexual and trans-sexual population especially.... Continue Reading

Billions in Arakan shore The military junta discovered in 2004 enormous reserves of gas near the West coast of the country, in the Rakhine State. Years of negotiations have enabled CNPC (Chinese National Petroleum Company), a major State company, to obtain the deal. Their partner in Burma is Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), one... Continue Reading