56 STORIES TAGGED ‘BUSINESS’

Massive industrial project jeopardizes local communities

December 18, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A new report by Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) called “Danger Zone” alleges that a planned Chinese industrial zone threatens the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people in Arakan State as well as Burma’s second largest mangrove forest. Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) is a community-... Read more ►

Villagers fear Dawei Project will destroy their way of life

October 2, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The local people in Ka Moe Thway area, Tavoy (Dawei) town, in southern Burma have called for the Thai government to not to build dirty industry near their homes. On September 20, around 200 villagers, who live along the Dawei-Kanchanaburi road, constructed by the Thai Italia... Read more ►

Italian-Thai company dam survey on final leg

July 13, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Villagers in the Mu Lah townships area are concerned that the Italian-Thai Development Company are soon to finish the last phase of the soil survey for the building of the Tenasserim hydro-power dam in southern Burma. Pdoh Saw Eh Htoo, chairman of the Karen National Union... Read more ►

Villagers claim Heinda Mining company destroying their land

July 9, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Burmese authorities have warned the Heinda mining company, operating east of Tavoy, in southern Burma to improve and contain their work practices – that have destroyed villagers plantations – or their mining operation will be stopped. Villagers in Heinda who ... Read more ►

Mining, shooting all in a days work in Burma’s south

June 26, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

A Karen family alleged that they have been abused and expelled from their home by the Dawei Princess Company are now seeking help from the local Karen National Union (KNU) office. Naw Hsa Gay, husband works at the Dawei Princess Company mining site at Min Htain in a KNU cont... Read more ►

KNU questions role of Govt’s business linked ‘peace talk’ advisors

May 10, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are to ask the Burma Government to clarify the role of business groups involved as advisors in the ‘peace talk’ negotiations. The KNU has questioned the motives of the business advisors involvement in the ceasefire talks after concerned Ka... Read more ►

Dawei project – KNU to have a say in environment survey

May 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Italian-Thai Development Company told Karen National Union leaders in a meeting on Saturday that, despite rumors to the contrary, ITD are not withdrawing from its plans to construct the Dawei deep-sea port and Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone. Padoh Saw Thu Yeh, an ex... Read more ►

Villagers accuse both the Burma Army and KNLA of extorting “taxes”

April 24, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Villagers have accuse both the Burma Army and soldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army, Brigade 4, of extorting ‘taxes’ from them in Myitta Sub Township, Tavoy, in the Tenasserim Division Sin Phyu Tai village tract since the beginning of April. The villagers say ... Read more ►

Dam investment projects put peace at risk

March 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

An alliance of Karen community base organizations claim Chinese and Thai investment in the Hatgyi dam could undermine the ongoing peace negotiations between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma government, destroying the Karen peoples’ fragile hope for peace. Saw P... Read more ►

Government’s factional ‘business deals’ adds tensions to ethnic peace plans

February 20, 2012  •  Author: By Ehna

A Karen leader warns that the Burma government’s offers of ‘business opportunities’ to the various Karen and other ethnic armed factions in territory controlled by the Karen National Union will create conflict and fuel tension. A government newspaper, *Kyaymon*, report... Read more ►

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