Ethnic Alliance delivers open letter to U.S. President Obama

December 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The United Nationalities Alliance, which represents leaders from many of Burma’s major ethnic groups, has released an open letter addressed to the U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to be cautious in America’s relations with the military-backed government of Burma. T... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance wants federal system for Burma

November 15, 2012  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Nationalities Brotherhood Forum, an ethnic alliance, issued a statement on November 11 expressing their willingness for the emergence of federal system in Burma. After a two-day meeting held on November 10th to 11th, the Nationalities Brotherhood Forum issued a six-point... Read more ►

Ethnic soldier arrested and killed by government troops

November 14, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A sergeant from the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, an ethnic armed group operating in Northern Shan State, was arrested and killed by Burma Army yesterday while he was on leave and traveling back to his village to see a sick family member. Sergeant Ayaing Aung was trave... Read more ►

Ethnic Council calls for Burma Army to stop attacks on Kachin

September 14, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A peak ethnic group has urged its member organizations, currently holding ‘peace-talks’ with the government, to stop all communications if the Burma Army continues its offensive against the Kachin. The Ethnic Nationalities Council (Union of Burma), an umbrella ethnic gr... Read more ►

Shan refugees face repatriation to conflict zones inside Burma

September 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community groups have voiced concern about the repatriation of over 500 refugees from a camp on the northern Thai border into an area of conflict. On August 27th, the Norwegian Refugee Council, part of the Norwegian-led “Myanmar Peace Support Initiative... Read more ►

Ethnic political parties want news in their language

August 22, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A group of six ethnic political parties from Burma – the Nationalities Brotherhood Forum, released a statement to announce that they want newsletters and journals published in ethnic languages as they cannot rely on the government to do so. The statement released duri... Read more ►

Karen communities in Australia celebrate to protect their culture

August 20, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen people who have resettled in Australia are determined that their children do not forget their heritage or their traditions. This year a Karen community living in Melbourne, Victoria invited other ethnic groups from Burma and local Aboriginal leaders to attend the annua... Read more ►

Shan Army blame government military attacks for disrupting peace process

August 5, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Shan State Army claims continuing attacks on their bases by government troops is disrupting the peace process agreed between the two sides in February this year. The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) signed a ceasefire in February, but recent ... Read more ►

KNPP completes the opening of its three liaison offices

August 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The Karenni National Progressive Party opened keep to ceasefire agreement with the government by opening its second and third liaison offices last week. Khu Denia from the KNPP confirmed to Karen News. “We agreed to open three liaison offices – this we have done. We... Read more ►

“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 ►

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