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Burma’s opium production doubles

November 11, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Palaung Women Organization, estimate in their recent report that opium cultivation and production in northern Shan State this year will double that of previous years. The PWO report ‘Still Poisoned’ released in October this year noted that under the current governmen... Read more ►

Government forces civil service workers from their homes

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

Residents from Burma’s Sagine Region accuse a local member of parliament of causing the forced relocation of retired civil servants and low-income families living in Katha Township. Residents allege the Sagine Regional Minister, Lieutenant General Tha Aye, is responsible f... Read more ►

DKBA’s go-it-alone ceasefire deal weakens ethnic strength

November 10, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government following a day of negotiations held recently in the Karen State capital of Hpa-an. A spokesperson for the DKBA, Major San Aung spoke to Karen News about the ceasefire. ... Read more ►

Burma Army arrest health workers

November 10, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Burma Army in Papun Township has arrested two community health workers from the Back Pack Health Worker Team who were giving medical treatment to villagers in the area. The Back Pack Health Worker Team is an independent and non-profit organization that has been deliverin... Read more ►

Ruling USDP attack NLD youth

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

A spokesperson for the National League for Democracy has accused members of Burma’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party of seriously injuring two of their youth members in Twantay Township, Yangon Division in early November. According to NLD members one of the y... Read more ►

Burma Army prepares for war

November 8, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burma Army is sending extra troops, arms and food supplies to the Tavoy (Dawei) area in southern Burma in what local Karen says are signs that the government troops are about to launch a major offensive against the Karen National Union. A Karen National Union military so... Read more ►

Villagers fear army will force land takeover

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Karen news

Residents of a village in the Kawkareik Township say that there are plans by the Burma Army and the Border Guard Force to confiscate 500 acres of their land to develop a military camp. The *Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) has been told the land has already been surveyed and ... Read more ►

Burma Army bomb civilians out of their village

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The humanitarian organization, Committee of Internally Displaced Karen People, say the Burma Army bombed and shelled residents from their Khaw T’Khaw village, east of the Thoutyaykhat River in Tandaung Township. According to a CIDKP member, the Burma Army Infantry Batt... Read more ►

Government delegation courts DKBA

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and government officials met for preliminary peace talk in state ministry at Pa-an, Karen State, at the end of October and the beginning of November. According to DKBA officials, a delegation led by DKBA Brigadier General Mo Shay met with ... Read more ►

Reconciliation in Burma – A pipedream?

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

An alliance of humanitarian agencies working with displaced people from Burma say the current, if small signs, of a shift to democratic reform in the country offers an opportunity to resolve ethnic conflict. The alliance, the Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s, annual sur... Read more ►

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