“I would like to be the boat driver…”

August 2, 2012  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler

S’Aik Klate’s, 9 years old, an ethnic Pwo Karen boy from War Khe Ma Township in Irrawaddy Division, is working at a cold drink shop in the village called “Gayan”. The village is not S’Aik Klate’s hometown, but he came to work there with his father and brother dur... Read more ►

Wrong ID card data meant Mon denied electoral representation

June 25, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin

Mon politicians and civil society groups claim information on national identity cards has denied them a getting a representative into Parliament. The Mon Literature and Culture Committee (Yangon) wants corrected what they claim is the wrong ethnicity information on national ... Read more ►

KNPP meet CBOs to form ‘peace-talks’ monitoring team

June 18, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karenni National Progressive Party met and discussed with Community-Based-Organizations (CBO) from Loikaw Town in mid June to set up a ‘peace-talk’ monitoring group to keep tabs on the on-going talks between the government and the KNPP. in the Kayah State. The CBO in... Read more ►

Kachin groups demand an immediate stop to the fighting and ongoing crimes against civilians

June 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Kachin Women Association Thailand released a report – Ongoing Impunity – that documents the continued abuse of civilians by the Burma Army. The report, released yesterday at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, details the killings, rape, forced labor and... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more aid to ethnic areas

May 17, 2012  •  Author:

Naw Zipporah Sein, the Karen National Union’s general secretary welcomed a statement from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calling for more development in ethnic areas. Noble peace prize Laurent, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for foreign investors and international development aid providers... Read more ►

Mon political prisoners released

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Nai Yekkha and Nai Myo Twe from New Mon State Party who were serving life sentences in Burma’s notorious jails were released on April 30. Burma government representatives, Union Minister for Electric Power, U Zaw Min, and the Mon State Prime Minister handed the two promine... Read more ►

Burma Community Based Organizations question aid cuts

April 24, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Burma Community Based Organizations from inside Burma and along the border urged the international community to continue cross border aid even if there are ‘peace talks’ between the government and ethnic armed groups. The CBO’s said it is not the time to c... Read more ►

Mon conference urged further ‘peace talks’ with Burma’s government

January 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A large turnout of Mon political leaders, civil society groups, representative from overseas and delegates from the Thai-Burma border attended the 6th Mon Affairs Union (MAU) Conference in Three Pagoda Township last week. Conference attendees urged the New Mon State Party to... Read more ►

Ethnic groups test Burma’s new media freedoms

October 27, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A group of ethnic journalists inside Burma is to launch a weekly journal called “The Union” in the last week of November which will mainly focus on cultural, literacy and issues that affect the daily lives of ethnic nationalities. Following the government’s claims that... Read more ►

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