305 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA’

Thailand Requests Upgrading Three Pagodas Pass to an Official, Permanent Border Crossing

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Thailand has asked Myanmar to upgrade a high traffic border checkpoint in Karen State that was closed in July due to flooding. They also requested the border be officially upgraded as a permanent trade crossing. The request was lodged on August 30 during the first meeting of... Read more ►

Burmese Government Continues Its Crackdown on Journalists…

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s clampdown on the country’s journalists continues with the arrest of Myanmar Now’s editor, Ko Swe Win by police at Rangoon Airport on Sunday. Ko Swe Win was taken into custody by police while waiting to board a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. It is reported by Fron... Read more ►

Fifth Ethnic Media Conference Convenes in Loikaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Fifth Ethnic Media Conference got underway in Loikaw, Kayah (Karenni) State on June 26. Led by Burma News International (BNI) and Kayah State-based Kantarawaddy Times, the three-day conference aims to raise the profile of ethnic media, according to BNI’s director Nai K... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Empowerment Group visits Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) went on its first excursion to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Naypyidaw on June 20. A total of 47 village leaders from Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Kyain Seik Gyi and Hlaingbwe Townships in Karen State studied the activities carried out by the P... Read more ►

Media Watchdog Rails Against Section 66(d)

June 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The international media watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded that authorities in Burma should “immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books... Read more ►

Returning Displaced Mae Tha Wor Villager Loses Lower Leg in Landmine Explosion – Villagers Fear Mines Used by the BGF and DKBA Militias

February 3, 2017  •  Author: K'Hsaw Wah

A displaced villager from the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State stepped on a landmine as he and other villagers returned to their village to check their plantations on January 31. Saw Ophar Ngah, a villager from Htee Noh Hta village in Mae Tha Wor area had ... Read more ►

*‘The fishing industry needs capital, technology and market access’

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Myanmar Now

THANDWE, Rakhine State – Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s poorest regions, where fishing is an important livelihood and business, while it also provides food for many subsistence fishermen. A 2014 Oxfam report estimated 43 percent of the population was to some degre... Read more ►

*As labourers leave Myanmar delta, farmers struggle to mechanise

December 2, 2016  •  Author: Myanmar Now

KWINYAR VILLAGE, Ayeyarwady Region – On a recent November morning, farmer Soe Myint Aung was busy collecting rice from his harvester and loading it into bags. It is heavy work but still he knows he is lucky; with 17 acres of paddy field situated along a road in Kwiny... Read more ►

VALE DESMOND BALL – 1947 to 2016 – “He stood with the oppressed people of Burma…”

October 12, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Professor Desmond Ball, academic, military strategist and author of more than 40 books on military intelligence, died today at 3:35pm Australian time. Des work was impressive. He spent time inside US top secret nuclear and command centres, advising the CIA, the White House a... Read more ►

Myawaddy-Mae Sot Temporary Border Crossing Permit Extended From One to Seven Days

October 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Burma and Thai officials have agreed to extend the permit of stay from one day to seven days for people traveling with their temporary border pass between the neighboring countries. The Myawaddy-Mae Sot border gateway is a major crossing for trade routes between Thailand and... Read more ►

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