305 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA’

*Fearing Extreme Weather, Farmers Scale Back Rice Cultivation

May 29, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho/ Myanmar Now

Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in Ayeyarwady Delta to leave some of their land fallow. ZALUN Township, Ayeyarwady Region — Aung Kywe remembers how he had to stand by helplessly last year when massive floods in the wake of C... Read more ►

International Workers Day Raises Concerns about Equality, Rights and Pay For Burmese Workers

May 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

May Day 2016, workers around the world took to the streets and city parks to rally and march to show their solidarity and support for their workplace rights. Trade unionists started the May Day celebrations, also known as International Workers Day in Chicago in 1886, when th... Read more ►

Burma Government Urged to Release Religious Tolerance Advocates

May 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A human rights advocacy organisation has led calls to release three prominent religious tolerance activists. The activists, Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt and Zaw Win Bo, are Muslim and Hindu members of Thint Myat Lo Thu Myar – Peace Seekers and Multiculturalist Movemen... Read more ►

Senior Thai Official Puts Burma’s Refugee Repatriation Back on the Agenda – Refugees Concerned About Cuts To Rations and Essential Services

May 2, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung/Karen News

Refugees responded to a senior Tak Province official speaking about the repatriation of the more than 100,000 refugees from Burma living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border by claiming that withdrawal of support by international donors is their immediate concern. Suttha S... Read more ►

Confiscated Land Claim – Villagers Want Max Myanmar Company to Pay Full Compensation

April 29, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Villagers in Doo Tha Htoo District Karen State are demanding to be paid full compensation for their lands they allege were illegally taken by one of Burma’s largest companies. Residents of Shwe Yaung Pya village and surrounding villages in Thaton Township have made it clea... Read more ►

German Tourists and Local Guide Injured in Burma Landmine Blast

April 29, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Three people were wounded when a landmine exploded as they were sightseeing in Northern Burma on Tuesday 26 April. The three people were two German tourists and their local guide. The area where the explosion took place is close to where the Burma Army is fighting with an et... Read more ►

*Landmines: Myanmar’s hidden menace

April 29, 2016  •  Author: David Doyle

Across Myanmar landmines pose a daily threat of death and disability, but five years after the transition to democracy began, an official clearance programme has yet to get underway. KYAUKKYI, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – Two years ago, Kyar Yin was in the forest near his v... Read more ►

Burma Keeping Political Prisoners Lock Up

April 25, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy group has called for the release of U Gambira, a prominent political activist arrested in January, and “all the remaining political prisoners in Burma. U Gambira was arrested on January 19th this year while visiting Burma from... Read more ►

HRW Praise Government’s Release of Political Prisoners, but Warns, Constitution Needs Amending to Remove Jail Threat to Peaceful Political Activists

April 12, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights Watch praised Burma’s newly elected government for quickly putting into action the release of the country’s political prisoners. In a statement to the media Human Rights Watch said that “the new Burmese government, led by the National League for Democracy... Read more ►

International Group Calls on Burma’s Gov’t to Address Human Rights Abuses, Discrimination and Violence Against the Rohingya People

April 12, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The European Burma Network has called on the newly elected NLD government of Burma to “act swiftly” in addressing the humanitarian crisis confronting the country’s Muslim Rohingya population. “The past five years have seen a dramatic escalation of human rights abuses... Read more ►

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