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Displaced Kachin villagers face health problems

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Health workers in the Maija Yang region of Kachin State are worried that the winter cold will be dangerous to young and old people in the makeshift camps built to shelter villagers displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army. Medics at the ca... Read more ►

WLB marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Over a hundred attendants participated at the debate and quiz program held at the Children Development Center (CDC) school in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The event was organized by the Women League of Burma to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence a... Read more ►

Burma Army random shelling scares villagers and closes schools

November 28, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Mortar shells launched by local the Burma Army terrifies local villagers living in the area along the route the Burma Army uses to transport food rations to its soldiers in Papun Township. Villagers said that in Papun areas, it is common, the Burma Army fires mortar rounds i... Read more ►

Residents extorted by armed group

November 28, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

An unknown armed group is forcing residents of a Three Pagoda Pass town, Kyain Seikygi Township to pay taxes. Residents say armed group demanded taxes or cash payments from business owners and rich people at Three Pagoda Pass Town. The group approached the residents by lette... Read more ►

Karen people cautious, but hopeful KNU talks will lead to peace

November 27, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Karen people are hopeful, yet cautious about the recent informal meeting between the Karen National Union and the Burmese government’s ceasefire talks. The KNU which has been lock in a civil war with a series of military governments for the 62 years, last Saturday and ... Read more ►

KNU denies ceasefire agreement

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union denied they have entered into a ceasefire with the Burma government. In an official statement on the ‘Peace Talks’, dated 24th November, the KNU said. “Recent media reports that the Karen National Union (KNU) had agreed to a ceasefire with the... Read more ►

This is our land! Villagers pay the price of land confiscation

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Chamu

The lives of Ta’ang people in Northern Shan state have been shattered as the Burmese government working hand-in-hand with companies has confiscated their land. The Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO) report that approximately 42,940 acres of land has been confi... Read more ►

Ethnic leaders say too early to give Burma ASEAN chair

November 25, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Ethnic groups’ leaders from Burma claim it is too early to grant Burma the Association of Southeast Asian Nations chair. The ASEAN Foreign Ministers agreed at the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, to appoint Burma in 2014 to the chairmanship of the regional bloc. Indonesian F... Read more ►

Today is registration day for NLD

November 25, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Following their decision last week to register and take part in up-coming bye-elections, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party will lodge their application papers today, Friday, 25th November. Last week’s decision t... Read more ►

What election? For the Burma Army it’s business as usual

November 23, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A report from the Karen Human Rights Group accuses the Burma Army of extortion and using villagers for forced labor on army bases. The report issued as a KHRG bulletin was written by a villager in the Nyaunglebin District of Karen State. The villager says last years national... Read more ►

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