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  • Army MP Halts Talks on Military Land-Grabs in Burma’s Parliament

    news Army MP Halts Talks on Military Land-Grabs in Burma’s Parliament, 16 Aug 2013 (10 years ago )
    RANGOON — A discussion about military land confiscations was halted on Thursday in Burma’s Parliament, after a representative from the army interrupted the proceedings and urged other lawmakers to move onto another topic. Brig-Gen Kyaw Oo Lwin, who was appointed to the legislature and not elected...
  • Peace Be Dammed

    news Irrawaddy, 17 Aug 2013 (10 years ago )
    CHIANG MAI, Thailand — On May 22, representatives of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), accompanied by a team of researchers and students from Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, traveled to the remote northern Thai village of Ban Mae Sam Leap in Mae Hong Son Province to meet w...
  • Gathered Farmers Call on Govt to End Land Grabs

    news Irrawaddy, 20 Aug 2013 (10 years ago )
    RANGOON — About 500 farmers from across Burma gathered at a two-day event in Rangoon this week to call on the government to address the worsening land confiscation issue and to return farmland that was seized under the previous military regime. Desperate farmers addressed the Voice of the Farmer ...
  • Burma Military’s New Rangoon Billboard Attracts Attention

    news Irrawaddy News, 30 Aug 2013 (10 years ago )
    The Burmese military, notorious over the past five decades for its use of child soldiers, erected an eye-catching billboard in downtown Rangoon this week indicating a desire to clean up its image—and perhaps its practices. In a first for Burma’s armed forces, a billboard promoting a “No Child Sol...
  • KNU to control base army to uphold ceasefire

    news Mizzima News, 31 Aug 2013 (10 years ago )
    The Karen National Union (KNU) Commanders’ Conference has decided on August 29, to keep their army under control and uphold ceasefire with the government during the peace reform period. The mid-yearly conference was held at the KNU headquarter in Hlaing Bwae township, Karen state from August 26-2...
  • KNU explains its ceasefire and peace building process to refugees

    news Karen News, 02 Sep 2013 (10 years ago )
    The Karen National Union met with refugees and representatives of civil society organizations in Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma border to discuss and explain its ongoing peace building process with the Burma government. The meeting took place on Thursday, August 29 and came on the back of rum...
  • Woman plans to help resolve the conflicts among their locals

    news Kantarawaddy Times, 02 Sep 2013 (10 years ago )
    After KNPP signed the ceasefire agreement, Karenni Woman Organization (KNWO) has come up with three years plan to help resolve the ongoing conflicts among locals during implementing peace process period. During the workshop led by KNWO in Pruso, it stated to participate in solving the conflicts w...
  • President to focus on rural development

    news Mizzima, 02 Sep 2013 (10 years ago )
    A network of children’s welfare hubs is to be rolled out in each township over the next five years as part of a government initiative to improve implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Department of Social Welfare is to open or expand 66 offices next year in key townsh...
  • Big Tiger Foundation created to help the poor

    news Mizzima, 02 Sep 2013 (10 years ago )
    The Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) has announced that they have set up the Big Tiger Foundation with a start up amount of 100,000 Thai Baht (USD 3100), with an aim to provide medical care and basic supplies to poor patients. Multiple offices of the Foundation were inaugurated in hospit...