Government delegation courts DKBA

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and government officials met for preliminary peace talk in state ministry at Pa-an, Karen State, at the end of October and the beginning of November. According to DKBA officials, a delegation led by DKBA Brigadier General Mo Shay met with ... Read more ►

Waiting for mom’s release

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

It was on the full moon night of – Thidingyut – a night where Buddhists light candles and pray at temples or in their homes. I was wandering around a temple it’s lights shining bright. I was in Mae Sot, a Thai border town with the River Moei separating it from Myaw... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance demand Burma’s government release all political prisoners

October 20, 2011  •  Author:

The Brotherhood Forum, a group of five ethnic political parties from Burma urged the government to release all political prisoners from the country’s jails. A statement released by the Brotherhood Forum on October 15 demanded four things from the government – immediatel... Read more ►

Peace talks fuel fighting

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Ethnic political and armed groups claim the Burma governments recent talks about wanting peace is nothing more than a ploy to fool the international community into supporting its attempt to get the ASEAN chair. The ethnic groups say the insincerity of the government’s peac... Read more ►

Generation Wave reaches four and still singing

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

The Burmese youth activist group, Generation Wave, on October 9, 2011 celebrated its fourth anniversary of the founding of the organization in Rangoon, Burma. Ko Zaya Thaw, a founding leader of the organization, who is also a singer and a politician, said the simple celebrat... Read more ►

Government ‘KNU peace offers’ designed to split

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Burma’s ruling party is sending its members to Karen non-ceasefire areas in the southern part of the country bearing peace offers. The most recent case involved a member of parliament from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, Saw Ha Bee, an ethnic Karen, who ... Read more ►

DKBA won’t go give up the fight

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Kayin State Democracy and Development Party (KSDDP) based in Hpa-an in Karen State, announced in the state-controlled media that it did not recognize the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and claimed that the group undermines peace and stability of the State under the name ... Read more ►

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