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Burma By-Election: Suu Kyi intimidated but not beaten

March 31, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

National League for Democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi warned that tomorrow’s Burma’s parliamentary by-elections are not free or fair. Mrs Suu Kyi claimed opposition candidates had been harassed, their campaign posters vandalised and intimidated. Mrs Suu Kyi alleged go... Read more ►

Kaw Mu residents accuse USDP give misleading voting information

March 31, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Union Solidarity and Development Party are accused of local residents of explaining to voters how to ‘incorrectly’ vote in Kaw Mu Town where the National League for Democracy’s, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will contest tomorrow’s parliamentary by-election. A local woman... Read more ►

Burma’s major Karen political parties’ join together to discuss the KNU’s peace talks

March 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

In what many international observers say is a first, Karen politicians belonging to Burma’s mainstream political parties held a meeting to discuss the Karen National Union’s and the government’s ongoing peace talks. Members of the Kayin People’s Party, Karen Stat... Read more ►

NLD campaign team insulted in Irrawaddy Region

March 28, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

National League for Democracy, at Myaungmya Township submitted an official complaint against the village administration head for making threats against the NLD youth members’ election campaign team. During a NLD’s election campaign trip on March 15th to Shan Kyaw vil... Read more ►

Burma’s environmental groups wary of potential investors

March 27, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma based environmental group has released a report outlining the major principles potential business investors should adopt in the country. The Burma Environmental Working Group – an alliance of grassroots-based organizations – issued the statement entitled ‘Bench... Read more ►

KNU says Government has acted in good faith by releasing Mahn Nyein Maung

March 27, 2012  •  Author: By Karen News

The Karen National Union welcomed home its jailed leader Mahn Nyein Maung who was released from a life sentence under an amnesty issued by Burma’s President U Thein Sein. In a media statement released today, the KNU said the government’s release of Mahn Nyein Mau... Read more ►

KWO welcome home KNU leader Mahn Nyein Maung

March 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women Organization released a media statement to say the release of the Karen National Union leader, Pado Mahn Nyein Maung, will strengthen the organizations peace efforts. “His leadership and commitment to the Karen people have been missed and his return will ... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung is finally home

March 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th, has arrived back to his organization, the Karen National Union. Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was released under an amnesty issued by Burma’s president, U Thein Sein... Read more ►

Refugees petition US to help stop human rights abuses in Burma

March 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Burma ethnic refugees living in the United State sent a petition to Ambassador Derek Mitchell urging him to pressure the Burma government to stop the systematic widespread human rights abuses in ethnic areas. On March 22nd, the petition was signed by 5,000 refugees from eigh... Read more ►

Italian-Thai surveyors’ attitude upsets KNU and villagers

March 23, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are frustrated with the lack of transparency and cooperation showed by the Italian-Thai Development Company’s environmental surveyors. The KNU accuse the ITD’s surveyors of refusing their officials the opportunity to accompany them or o... Read more ►

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