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KPP want reforms to focus on cooperation not ethnic differences

July 30, 2012  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

The Kayin People’s Party says that all Burma’s political parties, including ethnic parties are planning to meet with President Thein Sein in the next two weeks to discuss the government’s countrywide reforms. Dr Simon Tha, Vice-Chairman of KPP, confirmed with Karen... Read more ►

KNPP opens liaison office

July 30, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin

The Karenni National Progressive Party opened its first Liaison Office in Loi Kaw town, Karenni state on Wednesday July 25 to help achieve better official communication between the government and the KNPP. Khu Denia who was assigned as office-in-chief told Karen News that th... Read more ►

Villagers live in hope dam company delivers on promises

July 26, 2012  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Asian World Company, the biggest infrastructure and construction company in Burma says it will re-house a hundred families relocated from Htone Bo village, because of the construction of a hydro-power dam project on the Palet River. Htone Bo village is located 14 miles from... Read more ►

1,306 Refugee Camp teachers’ to get pay rise

July 26, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Htee (KIC)

Naw Dabora Htoo, education coordinator with the Karen Refugee Committee, said schoolteachers working in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are long over due a pay rise, but this academic year they will get an increase in their monthly subsidy. Speaking to Karen News, ... Read more ►

27 Burmese injured in gas explosion at Thai seafood factory

July 24, 2012  •  Author: Nan Ying (KIC)

Yesterday a gas explosion at the Andaman Seafood Company factory in Ranong, Southern Thailand, injured 27 Burmese migrant workers and two Thai workers. A woman Burmese translator at Ranong Hospital said women workers wounded in the explosion were sent to the hospital in Rano... Read more ►

Schools out for Taw Eh Ah

July 23, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

It is early morning in Wa Su Ko village. It is quiet. Mist from the monsoon rains necklace the surrounding mountains. The small village is located east of the Burma town of Tavoy. A small boy dressed in a big, dirty white shirt and yellow shorts is carrying a traditional Ka... Read more ►

Funding shortage cuts Mae Tao Clinic’s patient referrals

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Thai-Burma border based Mae Tao Clinic has cut the number of its patients for referral due to budget shortages for the year 2012, according to senior staff at the clinic. Mae Tao Clinic also known as Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic, treats as many as 150,000 cases a year, most o... Read more ►

Villagers’ farmlands and graveyard confiscated by government

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Villagers from Htee Poe Klone claim that their farmlands and community graveyard, north of Hpa-An Town were confiscated by government officials for industrial zone and for re settlement of Border Guard Force families. A villager said the government has not yet started the pr... Read more ►

Clinic’s workload doubles as funding shrinks

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Htee (KIC)

According to Mae Tao Clinic medical staff, seasonal illness amongst children on the Thailand-Burma border coming to the clinic for help has more than doubled since last month. Naw May Soe, the child health coordinator at the Mae Tao Clinic said that in June, 40 children ca... Read more ►

Italian-Thai company dam survey on final leg

July 13, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Villagers in the Mu Lah townships area are concerned that the Italian-Thai Development Company are soon to finish the last phase of the soil survey for the building of the Tenasserim hydro-power dam in southern Burma. Pdoh Saw Eh Htoo, chairman of the Karen National Union... Read more ►

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