Chan Myae Khine · September, 2012

Latest posts by Chan Myae Khine from September, 2012

Myanmar: Cheers and Jeers for Peace Day Rally

  24 September 2012

Despite threats from the police, various groups in Myanmar staged peaceful actions to celebrate the International Day of Peace last September 21. The participants demanded an end in the civil war which has caused a lot of suffering in the north part of the country. Many people supported the rally but others questioned the effectiveness of holding protest actions

Myanmar: 500 Prisoners Released

  19 September 2012

More than 500 prisoners in Myanmar are expected to be released[my] this week. A number of netizens assume that it's a political tactic in preparation for the president's trip to the United States.

Southeast Asia: Initiatives to Celebrate International Day of Peace

  19 September 2012

Various youth groups and individuals in Southeast Asia are initiating several activities to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21. The campaign is timely and relevant since many countries in the region are troubled by long running civil wars, border disputes, and separatist movements.