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Environmental groups call on government to stop Salween River dams

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Burma environmental watchdog has called for the government to stop dam projects on the Salween River as they did to the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River. Burma River Network, an environmental group monitoring Burma’s rivers says the Myitsone Dam will see the r... Read more ►

Floods hammer Karenni refugees

October 10, 2011  •  Author: KIC freelance reporter

The heavy rain that lashed northern Thailand during previous months and the ongoing monsoon has caused destruction to roads and bridges in Karenni refugees camp No.2 and refugees are now having difficulties to travel or accessing services within the camp. Heavy rains during ... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill 10 Burma Army soldiers

October 9, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo

Guerilla warfare waged by Karen fighters on the Burma Army near Kawkareik Township resulted in 10 dead and injured four soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion 202 based on the main Myawaddy-Kawkareik road. The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army said its troops had on the aft... Read more ►

Government ‘KNU peace offers’ designed to split

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Burma’s ruling party is sending its members to Karen non-ceasefire areas in the southern part of the country bearing peace offers. The most recent case involved a member of parliament from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, Saw Ha Bee, an ethnic Karen, who ... Read more ►

BGF steal land and mine homes

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Naw Chamu

Villagers from Htee Law Thi accuse Border Guard Force soldiers of laying landmines around their homes and on footpaths. Saw Pa Dee, the villager headman, explained to Karen News that villagers are scared to leave their homes. “Villagers have already stepped on four landmi... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill four Burma Army soldiers and torch bus

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A combined force of Karen fighters launched an attack on a Burma Army outpost at Kyaung Sha Kone area in Myawaddy Township killing four soldiers and destroying a bus, according to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokeperson, confirmed that on Septe... Read more ►

Rebuilt bridge makes camp safe

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

A suspension bridge in Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp that was swept away in the worst floodwaters seen for 50 years in northern Thailand has been rebuilt by international NGO’s, including the Thailand Burma Border Consortium. The Karen Refugee Committee said the suspension ... Read more ►

Burma women’s group calls for peace

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Women League of Burma has called for an end to the civil war and atrocities with other six points of recommendation to the Burma government in their statement released on 21st September to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The WLB’s statement agree... Read more ►

Burma Army shoots down KNLA peace moves

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News reporters

Last week the Karen National Union announced in a media statement that it would hold a ceasefire day to acknowledge the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The KNU statement asked the Burma government to do likewise. “To demonstrate our commitment to peace, and r... Read more ►

Karen political party to launch magazine

September 22, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Pa-an based Plone-Swor Democratic Party of Karen State is to launch a monthly journal in the coming Karen New Year. The magazine will cover politics, Karen issues and international news. The new magazine is set to challenge the government’s claims that it is serious a... Read more ►

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