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Returning home still a dream

February 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In November 2010, Hsa Bluh Paw and her family were forced from their home after Burma Army soldiers and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army started fighting. Despite the Burma government’s talk of reform and signing ceasefire with ethnic political org... Read more ►

Villagers pay the price

February 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Burma army soldiers arrested and detained four villagers from T’Kuh Khee village in Kyain Seikgyi Township Karen State, after their food supplies were destroyed by Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) fighters, local villagers told Karen News. (more…) Related Posts... Read more ►

KNU President Saw Tamla Baw says peace needs a 1,000 more steps

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union President, Saw Tamla Baw, speaking on the 63rd Anniversary of Karen National Revolution remembered the sacrifice his people had made since the armed resistance had begun in 1949. The KNU president used the occasion to call for national unity among et... Read more ►

Burma Army sends troop reinforcements to Karen areas

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Despite agreeing to a ceasefire with the Karen National Union earlier this month the Burma Army is transporting food rations, military supplies and reinforcements in the Myitta sub-township Tanintharyi Division that is currently under the control of the KNU’s Brigade 4. A ... Read more ►

Mon armed group sign ceasefire

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The New Mon State Party has signed a preliminary ceasefire agreement with the Burma government delegation yesterday. The NMSP seven member delegation was led by its Vice-Chairman, Nai Rot Sa, and met with representatives of the Burma government, led by Railways Minister Aung... Read more ►

Former Kachin leader to contest by-election as an independent

January 31, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

An ethnic Kachin leader, Dr. Htu Jar, will compete in Burma’s by-election scheduled for April 1st as an independent candidate. Dr. Htu Jar said he would run as individual representative as he had failed to get his proposed party registered for Burma’s national elections... Read more ►

Karen women want say in peace process

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation released a statement today to say they had formed a peace committee, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Recommendation 1325, to ensure women are represented during the peace process with the Burma Government. The Karen Wom... Read more ►

Burma exiles take-up President Thein Sein’s invite to return home

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Thite Taw

One woman pro-democracy activist who took the Burma government’s invitation to return home seriously is Daw San Dar Win, a teacher, who works at Burma Migrant Education Department in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. Daw San Dar Win said that she returned to Burma for fami... Read more ►

Reform is impotent while Burma lacks basic healthcare

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Non-profit NGO clinics along the Thai-Burma border remain the best hope of healthcare for poverty struck people from Burma seeking treatment – economic migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. A dirt road bustling with activity marks the centre of Mae Tao Cl... Read more ►

‘Budget, not by-elections, next big test for Thein Sein’, says UK pressure group

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

As Burma’s Parliament prepares for its next session, the London based pro-democracy advocates, ‘Burma Campaign UK’, called on the international community to scrutinize Burma’s upcoming annual budget as a sign of its commitment to implement reforms that benefit the pe... Read more ►

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