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Human Rights Organisation Allege Government ‘Cover-up’ at the “Highest Levels” in Murder Investigation

January 21, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army covered up evidence that members of its armed forces may have raped and murdered two young Kachin teachers last year, a report released by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) alleged. The report, entitled ‘Justice Delayed, Justice Denied,’ pre... Read more ►

*Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes On New NLD Government

January 15, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now

Lives in limbo for over four years, many hope the new government will prioritise peace in Kachin so they could go home MYITKYINA, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – For more than six months in 2011, Ywe Ja refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fight... Read more ►

2016 Health Warning – Dengue Fever Still With Us

January 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Tender runs a small clinic in a converted room in her house in Htaw Ywae village in Karen State and said 2015 was a hard year for dengue fever. “We have had 15 cases in December alone, it is still a big a problem, altogether we treated 653 cases this year. We had a eig... Read more ►

Karen State Authorities Plans To Crack Down On Unlicensed Vehicles Upsets All Drivers

January 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

News that authorities in Karen State are planning to crack down on drivers using unlicensed vehicles is causing a great deal of worry among the state’s car owners. Most of the vehicles being driven in Karen State are unlicensed for travel interstate and there is an acknow... Read more ►

Suu Kyi, Gen. Mutu Celebrate Karen New Year With Call For Ethnic Rights To Be Recognized In Constitution

January 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen people spread all over the world celebrated Karen New Year Day on January 10, 2016. Karen in Burma, on the border gathered at a wide variety of places to welcome the New Year. Celebration took place in Shwe Kokko, Rangoon and Hpa-an, where the former, President U Thein... Read more ►

Ethnic Party Alliance Has Little Faith In Gov’t’s Peace Convention

January 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A major Burma ethnic political alliance claims that the government’s peace convention will fail. The alliance said in a statement that convention, part of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, is scheduled to start on January 12, is unlikely to lead to a genuine democratic ... Read more ►

*Medicine monk

January 3, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Deprived of vital health services and ravaged by years of civil war, one devoted abbot is providing forgotten rural communities with much-needed relief By Phil Thornton The muscular arm of a saffron-clad monk, propped against the wall of a bamboo hut, draws air pictures to i... Read more ►

*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

Mae La Refugee Camp Suicide Continue To Rise

December 25, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A teenage boy, 17 from Mae La camp committed suicide on December 22 at his house in Zone A-2, it was the second suicide case in a month. Saw Ah Kine, the section leader of Zone A confirmed to Karen News that the boy often complained of not wanting to live anymore. “The boy... Read more ►

New Burma Army Attacks in Northern Shan State

December 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As the world celebrates Christmas, villagers in northern Burma have fled their their homes in fear Burma Army attacks. Burma Army offensives are underway in northern Shan State, with reports of a village being torched and civilians being used as forced labourers and guides. ... Read more ►

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