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Dawei: Development or Destruction

August 24, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na and H.V. Karen

Burmese and Thai researchers speaking at a conference last week in Bangkok fear that the Dawei Special Industrial Zone planned for southern Burma will have severe negative impacts on thousands of local people as well as the environmental. The 4th International Conference o... Read more ►

BGF in chaos – another 80 join Karen army

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Karen National Union issued a statement claiming more than 80 Border Guard Force soldiers had joined their forces in 1st and 7th Brigade in recent weeks. The BGF was a strategy used by the Burma government to unarm, reduce the number of soldiers in the armed ceasefire g... Read more ►

Record floods destroy 1,000 acres of Pago farmland

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Karen News Reporters

Farmers in Pago (Pegu) area have lost their farmlands to floods caused by heavy rain that has devastated the area since mid July. It is estimated that over a thousand acres of farmlands affected by the floodwaters are unable to be worked on. The heavy rain caused the Pago Ri... Read more ►

UN encouraged by talks between Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Karen News Reporters

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a press statement released yesterday said he was encouraged by a meeting on 19 August between President Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the banned national League for Democracy. The meeting between the Ms Suu Kyi and... Read more ►

Signs Friendship Bridge will re-open

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Rumors are circulating that the trade crossing between Mae Sot on the Thai side and Myawaddy on the Burma side is about to officially open after 13 months of closure. Myawaddy residents are convinced the Friendship Bridge linking the two countries will reopen in a matter of ... Read more ►

Together at last – KNLA and DKBA celebrate Martyrs’ Day

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

For the first time in 15 years the Karen National Liberation Army and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army stood side-by-side to commemorate their fallen comrades at the 61st anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day. The historic event took place on August 12 at an area under the c... Read more ►

Little hope for immediate national ceasefire

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

In a rare statement read out on the national state-controlled television last week, Burma’s government urged ethnic groups engaged in armed conflict to contact regional governments to start the process for ceasefire talks. Saw Khar Su Nyar reports. Naing Han Tha, secretary... Read more ►

KNU deny State media accusations

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kyar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union denied reports in Burma’s state controlled newspapers that claimed that on August 8 an attack by Karen fighters had wounded two children in Karen state. Major Saw Kler Doh, an office manager with the Karen National Liberation Army in Brigade 5, bas... Read more ►

Talk of Peace Marks 61st Karen Martyrs’ Day

August 17, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen people gathered in the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Asia, Canada and Ireland and in jungle bases back in their homeland on 12th August, to commemorate their 61st Martyr’s Day. Saw Ehna reports from Karen State. In a jungle base in Southern Burma, 400 supporters from the K... Read more ►

Villagers face fighting, malaria, hunger and displacement

August 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Recent fighting between a breakaway Border Guard Force faction and a group under the control of the Burma Army drove more than 130 villagers in Hlaingbwe Township region from their homes. The villagers are now seeking temporary safety along the Thai Burma border. The fightin... Read more ►

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