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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 ►

Karen women accuse Thai workers of wooing them into false marriages

November 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen villagers alleged Thai company workers of exploiting and marrying local women while they are employed in construction work in southern Burma. A village elder said villagers are outraged at recent false marriages involving three Karen women in Kaw Htee Lor (Tha Byu Cha... Read more ►

What price DKBA ceasefire agreement?

November 11, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The ethnic people of Burma crave peace. In the recent years they have voiced their support for a genuine political dialogue that will deliver long lasting peace for their people. Ethnic people working for a wide variety of community groups and canvassed by Karen News said t... Read more ►

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 ►

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