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Burma armed group hijacks 16 Thai company trucks

December 21, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Yesterday, an unknown armed group going by the initials BBK, hijacked 16 trucks belonging to the Italian-Thai Development Company working on the controversial Tavoy-Kanchanaburi highway been built in Southern Burma. An Italian-Thai Development Company officer (who did not wa... Read more ►

DKBA factions meet with government representatives

December 19, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Burma’s state owned newspaper, Kyaymon [The Mirror], reported early this week that representatives from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and representatives from the central level of Thein Sein’s government met for the first time on December 11 in Pa-an Town, Karen Sta... Read more ►

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 ►

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