Border floods – the big clean-up starts

July 30, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Floodwaters in the Thai Burma border towns of Mae Sot and Myawaddy have started to fall. Residents on both sides of the border have started to clear away the debris brought by the floodwaters. The director of the Burma Children Medical Fund, Kanchana Thornton explained to Ka... Read more ►

Thai surveyors fail to gain villagers’ trust

May 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Local people affected by the construction of Thailand’s and Burma’s Dawei-Kanchanaburi road link in Southern Burma have rejected to be involved in a ‘public consultative meeting’ to approve the last stage of an environmental impact assessment report. A villager f... Read more ►

Border crossing goes legal

May 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Burma government opened today, ‘Htee Kee’ in Southern Burma, a new border trading post between Thailand and Burma. Htee Kee is a border checkpoint crossing Kanchanaburi province of Thailand and Burma’s Myitta Sub-Township in the Tanintharyi region. The Dawe... Read more ►

Southern Burma gets new trade crossing to Thailand

May 11, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A new trading entry between Thailand and Burma was opened this week that links both countries on their southern borders. The new trade crossing links SingKhorn in Thailand’s southern provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan with Mawhtaung a large town in Burma’s Myeik di... Read more ►

Authorities torch Myawaddy illegal gambling casino

March 8, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

District police and officials arrested people working at a gambling facility in Myawaddy, Karen State, and then burnt the casino. The raid took place last weekend. The illegal casino was located in Section 4, near the Vow pagoda, was ordered to be destroyed by the Myawaddy D... Read more ►

Child rights organization gives 20,000 children birth certificates

November 5, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (Burma) said at a ceremony to acknowledge the organization’s 10-years working on the Thai Burma border that they had organized 20,000 birth certificates for children from Burma. Ma Aye Thandar Aung from the... Read more ►

Thailand kick starts road project in Karen State

October 31, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Using support from the Asia Development Bank, Thailand is planning to restart construction of the road between Myawaddy and Kawkareik Town in Karen State by the end of 2012. Saw Khin Maung Myint, the Karen State Transport Minister confirmed in an interview with Karen News th... Read more ►

Burma and Thailand to build second Friendship Bridge on border

August 26, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin (KIC)

Burma’s Ministry of Construction plans to build a second Friendship Bridge between the Burma border town of Myawaddy and the Thai town of Mae Sot. Plans to build the bridge were reported in the Thai media citing from a media statement released by the Burmese government... Read more ►

Suu Kyi to visit refugee camp

May 31, 2012  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Mae La refugee camp on Saturday June 2, located in Thailand’s Tak province an organizer of her confirmed to Karen News. Colonel Eh Kaw Htoo, commander of the KNLA/KNU Peace Council Border Security Special Forces told Karen News. &... Read more ►

First Burma Army deserters since ceasefire agreement

May 26, 2012  •  Author: KIC

After receiving abuse from their senior officers, three Burma Army soldiers deserted to Phop Phra district on the Thai side of the border at the end of last month. The soldiers were from the Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 61 operating in the Waw Lay area, Myawaddy Towns... Read more ►

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