Ethnic Alliance delivers open letter to U.S. President Obama

December 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The United Nationalities Alliance, which represents leaders from many of Burma’s major ethnic groups, has released an open letter addressed to the U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to be cautious in America’s relations with the military-backed government of Burma. T... Read more ►

Ethnic political parties want news in their language

August 22, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A group of six ethnic political parties from Burma – the Nationalities Brotherhood Forum, released a statement to announce that they want newsletters and journals published in ethnic languages as they cannot rely on the government to do so. The statement released duri... Read more ►


May 4, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy elected Members of Parliament took their seats in parliament following a week’s delay due to dispute over the parliamentary admission oath in the constitution. U Nyan Win spoke person for NLD said that their turnaround... Read more ►

NLD boycott parliament over constitutional conflict

April 23, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

National League for Democracy candidates elected as Members of Parliament in the recent by-elections will not take their seats when parliament reopens today, as they do not agree with the current constitution. U Nyan Win, a NLD spokeperson, told Karen News that his party’s... Read more ►

UK advocates want PM Cameron to do more to end abuses and war

April 15, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Burma this week is the highest-level visit by a Western leader to the strife-torn country since United States secretary-of-state Hillary Clinton briefly visited in November last year. But despite reforms that have so far take... Read more ►

KNU peace talks progress earns Karen leaders approval

April 12, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Karen leaders based inside Burma said they are satisfied so far with the way the ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and the government delegations are progressing. The Karen Member of Parliament, Nan Say Hwa from Hpa-an told Karen News that there is m... Read more ►

NLD’s victorious Mahn Johny promises to be the people’s voice in Parliament

April 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Mahn Johny, the National League for Democracy’s, victorious by-election candidate in Myaungmya Township, Irrawaddy Region, says he will use his parliamentary seat to work for the people and he wants to see an end to Burma’s civil wars. His advisor, Sakhin Zaw Lin, told K... Read more ►


April 2, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A large jubilant crowd of chanting people crowded around the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon to celebrate what they claim is a landslide victory for ‘the country’s rightful leader – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’. The NLD say the result mea... Read more ►

NLD feeling confident in Kaw Mu Township

April 1, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Voters in the three villages under the Kaw Mu Township, where NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting say they have had a chance to vote freely and securely. A source at the polling stations 1, 2, 3 in A Pyauk village and polling station 2 in Ma Kyi Kan village under the K... Read more ►

Wax covered ballot cards threaten vote in Kaw Mu Township

April 1, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Staff at the polling station 1, at Pyi Taw Tar, under the Kaw Mu Township electorate denied voters’ requests to change the waxed covered voting cards they were issued, with unwaxed cards that they could write on, according to local witnesses. A Yangon Press Internation... Read more ►

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