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KNU and Government to hammer out ceasefire ‘code of conduct’ detail

August 5, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burmese government and the Karen National Union (KNU) will meet on 27 August in Hpa-an to discuss a newly drafted ‘ceasefire code of conduct’ that has been prepared by the Karen National Union. Meeting today in the Burma border town of Myawaddy, both sides agreed to ... Read more ►

I will become a medic for my village…

August 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

After she finishes her study, Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw wants to become a medic to help her village. To achieve her dream Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw has had to pay a high price. Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw, now 18, has had to live hundreds of miles apart from her family since she was 13 so sh... Read more ►

Clinic’s workload doubles as funding shrinks

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Htee (KIC)

According to Mae Tao Clinic medical staff, seasonal illness amongst children on the Thailand-Burma border coming to the clinic for help has more than doubled since last month. Naw May Soe, the child health coordinator at the Mae Tao Clinic said that in June, 40 children ca... Read more ►

Burma peace funds must do no harm

July 17, 2012  •  Author: Paul Sein Twa

In the past few months, various media reports have quoted some concerns and opinions of KESAN regarding the ongoing peace process in Burma. This statement clarifies and expands upon these issues. Our perspective on the peace process and peace funds Sustainable peace is the... Read more ►

President’s amnesty frees 24 political prisoners

July 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar and S’ Aie Than

Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, granted an amnesty on Tuesday that saw the release of 24 political prisoners out of a total of 80 prisoners who were freed. Ko Tate Naing, secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) based on the Thai-Burma, conf... Read more ►

Burma Minister checks into Dr Cynthia’s Mae Tao Clinic

June 27, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma government’s peace-talk delegation led by Railway Minister U Aung Min, today made an early morning visit to Dr Cynthia Maung’s Mae Tao Clinic in the border town of Mae Sot, Thailand. U Aung Min’s 6am visit followed-up on his yesterday meet with the Karen Nati... Read more ►

Burma’s war in Kachin State leaves thousands stranded on border with China

June 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report released today in Bangkok by Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese authorities of forcing Kachin refugees back across the country’s border with Burma, amidst escalating conflict between Kachin armed forces and the Burma’s Army. Since open war erupted between the Ka... Read more ►

Karen people’s forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

June 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen People’s Forum has demanded the Burma government and the Karen National Union suspend all mega development projects in Karen State during the current peace negotiation process. The Karen People’s Forum and villagers representating 23 villages based on t... Read more ►

Suu Kyi visit leaves a bad taste

June 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Poe Taw and Karen News reporters

Thousands of Burmese people living and working in the Thai border town of Mae Sot say they are bitterly disappointed they did not to get to see their hero Aung San Suu Kyi when she visited the area today. Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate was in the region to visit Mae La r... Read more ►

Suu Kyi at Mae La refugee camp

June 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Mort

Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at Mae La refugee camp, home to 45,000 refugees from Burma. Thousands of refugees have packed the muddy football field in the hope of seeing and hearing the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Refugees gathered in the ... Read more ►

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