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Thousands celebrate Dr. Cynthia Maung birthday

December 8, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Thousands of well-wishers turned up at the Children Development Center, a migrant school based in the border town of Mae Sot to celebrated Dr. Cynthia Maung’s 52nd birthday on the 6th December. Dr Cynthia founded the Mae Tao Clinic in 1989 to treat refugees and migrant wo... Read more ►

Thai-Burma Border Bridge finally re-opens

December 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, linking Burma and Thailand border town was reopened early today after been closed since July 2010. Border authorities from both countries attended the bridge reopening ceremony with as many as 200 locals. In a symbolic gesture balloons wer... Read more ►

Kachin Army deny government accusations

December 5, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Kachin Independence Army denied accusations made in Burma’s state run media that they had been involved in killing civilians. Lan Nan, a senior spokesperson for the KIA spoke to Karen News. “All statements made by the [Burma] government are totally false. The real cu... Read more ►

Burma government restricts Karen New Year celebrations

December 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen people from Tenasserim Division in southern Burma are challenging new government restrictions on celebrating Karen New Year in the Division capital, Tavoy. A Karen elder in Tavoy, who does not want to be named, told Karen News that Tenasserim’s Government Chief M... Read more ►

Deaths and troop build up on Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road

December 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Three Burma Army soldiers were killed and six soldiers wounded by Karen soldiers last week during an ambush on the Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road in southern Burma. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a KNU military Brigade 4 source said the Karen soldiers ambushed a Burma Army col... Read more ►

KNLA ambush kills three and wounds six Burma Army Soldiers

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Late last month the Karen National Liberation Army launched an attack on a Burma Army column in the Myit Tan area, Tanintharyi Division and killed three soldiers and wounded six soldiers. An unnamed source close to the Burma Army told Karen News that the KNLA, Brigade 4 laun... Read more ►

Schools closed in fear of more intense fighting

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Fighting between the Kachin Independent Army and The Burma Army has forced the closure of 10 schools in the Mai Jar Yan area of Mong Mao Township in Kachin State. Residents say they fear there will be intense fighting in the area and they worry for the safety of their childr... Read more ►

Resigns Karen party leader to form new party in Karen State

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Saw Than Kyaw Oo, the former chairman of the Pa-an based Plone-Swor Democratic Party has applied to form a new political party named the Kayin Democratic Party, according to a Burma government run newspaper, the new party will start with 16 members. Saw Than Kyaw Oo recently... Read more ►

Displaced Kachin villagers face health problems

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Health workers in the Maija Yang region of Kachin State are worried that the winter cold will be dangerous to young and old people in the makeshift camps built to shelter villagers displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army. Medics at the ca... Read more ►

WLB marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Over a hundred attendants participated at the debate and quiz program held at the Children Development Center (CDC) school in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The event was organized by the Women League of Burma to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence a... Read more ►

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