LFM News Service 2-15-19

Myanmar’s land law is a ticking time bomb
The government’s March deadline of implementing the 2018 amendments to the 2012 Vacant, Fallow and Virgin (VFV) Lands Management Law has created a ticking time bomb for farmers in ethnic areas, refugees and, ultimately, the peace process.  Read More

A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military
They posed as fans of pop stars and national heroes as they flooded Facebook with their hatred. One said Islam was a global threat to Buddhism. Another shared a false story about the rape of a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man.  Read More

Civics education in primary schools is a lesson in discrimination
An open letter to President U Win Myint has focused attention on discriminatory material in the government’s civics education curriculum for primary schools.  Read More

Fleeing fighting in Shan State, Kachin people find kindness among strangers
One bleak, cold morning in lower Man Pyin, Shan State, Ah Mu sat breastfeeding her one-month-old girl in front of a tarpaulin hut as her four-year-old son played close by. 

It has been four months since Ah Mu and other residents of Man Pyin, 12 miles from Lashio town, sought shelter in the poorly insulated huts as fighting raged between the Shan State Progressive Party and Restoration Council of Shan State.  Read More

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