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Political Parties and CSOs Omitted from Ceasefire Monitoring Committee

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Pyo Zar and S'Phan Shaung

Karen State based political parties and civil society groups said that they are not invited to take part at the state level Joint Monitoring Committee-State Level (JMC-S). The state level JMC-S was formed with 16 committee members at the headquarters ... Read more ►

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Refugee Camp Rations Distribution System to be Replaced By Food Credit Cards

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Border Consortium, a coalition of INGO’s that has administered aid to the camps for over three decades, is preparing for a pilot project that uses a card system to deliver food rations to refugee camps residents from the end of July, 2016. The food card system will beg... Read more ►

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Civilian Deaths in Shan, Kachin State Military Conflicts

July 18, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The ongoing conflict in Shan and Kachin State is escalating, according to frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers, with two civilians killed. “The Burma Army is currently engaged in an escalating conflict in both northern Shan and Kachin states. The situati... Read more ►

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Ethnic Political Parties and Women Group to be Invited to Mai Ja Yang Summit

July 18, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Delegates from ethnic political parties and women groups are to be invited to the plenary ethnic armed groups’ summit scheduled to be held from July 26 to 29 at Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. The decision to invite ethnic political parties and the women’s groups was decided... Read more ►

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Karen Youth Organization Elects Totally New Central Committee To Run it

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

An 11-memeber new central executive committee was voted in at the 5th Karen Youth Organization congress held on June 29 at Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Pa-an district in Karen State. The new elected central executive members include Saw Ler Ner as chairman, Saw Eh Soe as vice-cha... Read more ►

LATEST OPINION STORIES

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Karen Voters Put Their Trust In Suu Kyi But Voice Concerns over Future

November 19, 2015  •  Author: *Charles Hardman

Hpa An – election day. The queues had built up well before the 6am start to vote. There was a quiet buzz around the schools being used as polling stations with families and friends emerging smiling and photographing inked fingers. Everyone said they were voting for the Nat... Read more ►

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Why Burma’s ethnic armed groups are reluctant to agree to Thein Sein government’s peace plan – a minority perspective

July 10, 2015  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

Since coming to power in 2011, President Thein Sein, a former general, has initiated a plan to resolve Burma’s decades-long ethnic conflict as part of broader domestic reform programs. Burma observers, both inside and outside, agree that resolving ethnic conflict is centra... Read more ►

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UNFC Want Involvement in Country’s Political Talks

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The United Nationalities Federal Council are in discussion with the government in order to join the ongoing political dialogue, now widely known as “21st century Pinlon Conference” to be held in August, 2016. Ku Oo Reh, leader of the Delegation for Political Negotiat... Read more ►

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Human Rights Groups Call for Investigation into Destruction of Mosques

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A group of 19 community based organizations has called for an official investigation into the destruction of religious buildings in Burma. The statement was signed on behalf of a range of ethnic and human rights groups both local and international including Burma Campaign UK... Read more ►