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Despite ‘peace talks’ government troops abuse

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Despite the government’s calls for ‘peace talks’, humanitarian groups and official Karen political parties claim the Burma Army is still committing abuses against civilians in Eastern Burma. Representatives from the Karen National Union and Burma government officials ... Read more ►

Burma Army ignores Thein Sein’s no fight order

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Despite President Thein Sein’s public declared order for the Burma Army to stop fighting the Kachin Army, reinforcements were sent to the battle zones by military helicopters and the offensive continues. Lan Nan, a senior spokesperson for the KIA said. “Fighting cont... Read more ►

Humanitarian groups deliver aid to Kachin villagers

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A humanitarian network comprised of 11 groups from Mandalay delivered humanitarian assistances to children and refugees affected by the ongoing fighting in Kachin State. Ko Ye Yint Kyaw, a member of the humanitarian network – “Children’s Lover Network Group” R... Read more ►

KNU groups discuss peace process

December 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union and the Pa’an Town-based Karen Peace Committee met on the Thai Burma border in early December to discuss recent ceasefire discussions held between the KNU and government officials. KNU representatives, led by general secretary Naw Zipporah Sei... Read more ►

Government reforms fail to stop Burma’s military attacking civilians

December 13, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A report from the Karen Human Rights Group accuses the Burma Army of attacks and threats of violence against civilians in eastern Burma. The KHRG report indicates that Burma’s civilian administration has done nothing to protect innocent people in Eastern Burma. The report... Read more ►

The 2011 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award call for nominees

December 12, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Phan Foundation has officially announced their acceptance of nominees for the 4th year of Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award until the cut-off on January 31, 2012. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health, educa... Read more ►

Refugees on the increase as fighting intensifies in Kachin State

December 12, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Aid workers are concerned the numbers of refugees fleeing from the conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army is increasing. The number of villagers now internally displaced has jumped from 30,000 to 35,000 as fighting continues. The KIA estimates that ... Read more ►

Japan’s Dam aid to Burma needs researching

December 12, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karenni National Progressive Party has urged Japan’s government to reconsider its involvement in the No.2 Lawpita Hydro-power plant in Karenni State under the Oversea Development Assistance program. Ku Oo Rei, secretary for the Karenni National Progressive Party, b... Read more ►

Bomb blast kills Burma Army soldiers

December 9, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A bomb explosion near Manban village in Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State, killed at least three Burma Army soldiers and wounded four. According to a local eyewitness – a captain, a second lieutenant, and a corporal from the Burma Army’s Light Infantry Battali... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance claim government’s peace offer is ploy to destroy their unity

December 8, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The United National Federal Council claim in a statement released this week that President Thein Sein’s peace offer to ethnic armed groups is only an attempt to break up the unity of the UNFC. Naing Han Tha, general secretary of the UNFC said that the government peace offe... Read more ►

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