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 ►

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 ►

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