5 STORIES TAGGED ‘ASIA HIGHWAY’

New Mountain To Run Quarry For Asia Highway Project has been Found, State Govt Says

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A substitute location has been found in the Karen State’s Hpapun Township to run a rock quarry for the Asia Highway project after the suspension of the quarry in Lun-nya-taung, the Karen State Minister of Environment, Forestry, Mines, and Road and Communication Saw Pyi Tha... Read more ►

Asia Highway project ‘linked to conflict’ in Karen State

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community based organisations have condemned the Asia Highway project for displacing local communities who had the “misfortune of standing in the way of transnational interests” in a report. The report, entitled ‘Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions: The Asian Highway ... Read more ►

Explosions and Shooting Increase Security Concerns on Eve of New Asia Highway Official Opening

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Local residents said mortars and gunfire exploded yesterday morning on the new Myawaddy-Kawkariek Asia Highway. A Karen soldier stationed close to the area and who heard the shooting said. “The explosions sounded like three mortars and four or five shots of small guns. It ... Read more ►

KNU Leader Accused By Karen Groups Of Legitimizing Government’s Use of Force, Land Confiscation and Displacement

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an open letter to the Karen National Union Chairperson General Mutu Sae Poe, on Saturday 29 August 2015, a coalition of international based Karen groups accused the KNU leader that by attending the Burma government’s opening ceremony of the Asian Highway as a ‘special... Read more ►

Burma Army Division Commander Pays High Price after Failing to Prevent Asia Highway Conflict With DKBA

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army was quick to replace its South-Eastern Division Commander, following his failure to prevent the recent closure of the Asia Highway due to fighting between the DKBA and government troops. Major General Tin Maung Win was replaced by Brigadier General Myo Win att... Read more ►

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