Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shan culture in Burma being ‘erased’

Shan culture in Burma being ‘erased’

Nov 17, 2009 (DVB)–International coverage of state-backed human rights abuses in Burma does not adequately address the subtler forms of abuse that are beginning to erode and distort ethnic cultures, a Shan group has warned.
The Burmese military government is replacing ethnic Shan culture with its “own homogenized and artificially imposed ‘Myanmar culture’”, say the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN), in a report released today.

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