305 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA’

Cement factories in Kyaikmayaw force villagers off their land

September 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A Mon human rights group accused a cement company of confiscating land belonging to villagers without paying the owners adequate compensation for their land. Burma’s state run Kyaymon, newspaper reported last week that two more cement companies will be built near Kaw Pa Na... Read more ►

Dawei: Development or Destruction

August 24, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na and H.V. Karen

Burmese and Thai researchers speaking at a conference last week in Bangkok fear that the Dawei Special Industrial Zone planned for southern Burma will have severe negative impacts on thousands of local people as well as the environmental. The 4th International Conference o... Read more ►

UN encouraged by talks between Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Karen News Reporters

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a press statement released yesterday said he was encouraged by a meeting on 19 August between President Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the banned national League for Democracy. The meeting between the Ms Suu Kyi and... Read more ►

Signs Friendship Bridge will re-open

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Rumors are circulating that the trade crossing between Mae Sot on the Thai side and Myawaddy on the Burma side is about to officially open after 13 months of closure. Myawaddy residents are convinced the Friendship Bridge linking the two countries will reopen in a matter of ... Read more ►

Government fails to deliver on its promise of free education

July 28, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Amid much fanfare the new Burma education minister announced in April this year that all compulsory primary education would be free in the academic year 2011 to 2012. Parents in Karen State say it is now July and so far the much-lauded free education has yet to materalize a... Read more ►

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