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Whooping cough kills two children in Kayah State

October 19, 2011  •  Author: KIC freelancer

The Karenni Backpack Relief Team said a severe whooping cough outbreak in the two villages; in northern Hpruso Township, Kayah State has killed two children and has so far infected more than 50 children. Khu Denia, the director of the KBRT told Karen News that the disease st... Read more ►

Peace talks fuel fighting

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Ethnic political and armed groups claim the Burma governments recent talks about wanting peace is nothing more than a ploy to fool the international community into supporting its attempt to get the ASEAN chair. The ethnic groups say the insincerity of the government’s peac... Read more ►

Myitsone dam project still on claim Kachin

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Kachin Development Network Group claim in a media statement released on October 14 that all work on the Myitsone dam project has not stopped as surveys are still been carried out and equipment and supplies are still being delivered. A spoke person for KDNG, Ah Nan, said... Read more ►

Burma Army’s militia demands rice from villages

October 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo (KIC)

In early October, the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force based in Kawkariek Township, issued orders to local villages requesting their rice paddy be donated as rations for their soldiers. A resident told Karen News that the villages are in a tight spot as the... Read more ►

BGF stealing and selling village farmland

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Htee Wah Keh villagers have accused the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force, of taking their farmlands and selling it to near-by villages in 200-acre blocks of land. Htee Wah Keh village is close to Kawkaraik Township, Karen State. The villagers claim that BGF... Read more ►

Generation Wave reaches four and still singing

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

The Burmese youth activist group, Generation Wave, on October 9, 2011 celebrated its fourth anniversary of the founding of the organization in Rangoon, Burma. Ko Zaya Thaw, a founding leader of the organization, who is also a singer and a politician, said the simple celebrat... Read more ►

MSF patients suffer from medical service withdrawal

October 11, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Community workers in Sanklaburi province of Thailand and the Three Pagodas Pass region of Burma claim Medecins Sans Frontieres patients undergoing medical treatment from the NGO will face difficulties now that the organization has withdrawn its services from Thailand. The Kw... Read more ►

Militia bomb village to avoid frontline duty

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

A Non-Government Organization and local residents working and living in the area around Namhsan Godawng village in Shan State blame an exploded bomb on a militia group aligned to the Burma Army. Sources close to the militia group said the bomb blast was an attempt by the loc... Read more ►

Burma Army using Karen villagers as ‘shields’

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers in the Three Pagoda Pass region have accused government troops of using them as human shields against attacks from ethnic armed groups in Karen State. After suffering casualties in ambushes by Karen fighters, Burma army soldiers from Artillery Battalion and Light I... Read more ►

Environmental groups call on government to stop Salween River dams

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

A Burma environmental watchdog has called for the government to stop dam projects on the Salween River as they did to the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River. Burma River Network, an environmental group monitoring Burma’s rivers says the Myitsone Dam will see the r... Read more ►

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