60 STORIES TAGGED ‘BUSINESS’

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 ►

Mon salt producers feel the pinch as prices fall

January 10, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Salt producers in Mon State say they are facing heavy financial losses this year as salt prices plummet to below 50kyat a viss (a viss is equal to about one and a half kilogram). Salt producers told Karen News that he had to invest 70kyat a viss salt but the market price ha... Read more ►

Villager’s concerns ignored as Thai Ministers meet in Dawei

January 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Today, five of Thailand’s senior ministers will meet in Dawei with their Burmese counterparts to support the Burma government’s push to attract foreign investment for mega development projects to the country. The Thai ministers of foreign affairs, energy, transport, indu... Read more ►

KNU gives green light to Italian-Thai Dawei road construction

January 4, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Karen National Union is considering allowing the Italian-Thai Development Company to build a road linking Burma’s Tavoy Special Economic Zone to Thailand after a meeting between the KNU and company representatives on December 28. Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU chairman of the M... 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 ►

KNU warns off rogue companies

July 29, 2011  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union has issued a warning to rogue companies operating in Karen areas that if they exploit local people, destroy the environment they will be forced to leave and take their business elsewhere. The KNU’s general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, said. “An... Read more ►

Tak Governor cranks up the pressure on Burmese refugees

July 27, 2011  •  Author: Karen News reporters

Mr Samart Loifah, the governor of Tak Province, sent shockwaves through the Burmese refugee camps when he told reporters earlier this week that Thai authorities had been discussing with Burmese officials the possibility of closing the border camps. Mr. Loifah also speculate... Read more ►

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