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  • Myanmar Government, Kachin Rebels to Hold Top-Level Peace Talks

    news Radio Free Asia, 17 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    Myanmar’s Kachin rebel leaders have agreed to meet with top government peace negotiators next month in a bid to forge a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way for a nationwide peace accord encompassing all of the country’s armed ethnic groups, negotiation committee members said Tuesday. Th...
  • Govt plans to solve land confiscation issues within a year

    news Eleven Newsmedia, 19 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    The government held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday to discuss land confiscation cases included the report from the parliamentary Farmland Investigation Commission. It has promised to solve these issues within a year. During the meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Myint Hlaing said ...
  • Karen Villagers Demand Compensation For Land Losses Caused By Cement Factory

    news Karen News, 20 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    armers have demanded compensation for their land confiscated and for losses of land to mining and a cement factory in Hlakar village track, in Hpa-an, Karen State. The Hlakar farmers held a meeting in the village on September 12 that decided to present their five-point demands through the Member of...
  • Karen Parties In Move To Be One For 2015 Election

    news Karen News, 22 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    The leaders of four different Karen political parties met over two days to discuss how to merge their organisations into one for Burma’s next general election in 2015. In an effort to merge the parties, leaders of the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, the Karen People’s Party, the Karen State Democrac...
  • Only a quarter of confiscated land being used: minister

    news Myanmar Times, 23 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    Less than one-quarter of all land concessions awarded to private companies have actually been developed, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has revealed, as it called on regional governments to move faster on resolving land disputes. More than 6400 companies have been awarded concessions ...
  • Ethnic peace forum concludes with call for nationwide ceasefire

    news Democratic Voice of Burma, 23 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    Shan, Karenni and Mon delegates have concluded a three-day meeting in Taunggyi by issuing a statement calling for a nationwide ceasefire and ethnic rights. The Trust-building for Peace Forum was held on 21– 23 September, and was attended by a total of 331 individuals including representatives of ...
  • MP pushes for landmine victims welfare fund

    news Mizzima, 24 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    Lower house MP U Nyan Win Swe from Kyauk Kyi Township informed Mizzima that he will submit a proposal to allocate special funds for landmine victims welfare. “I will submit the proposal to the Bago Government Council through township administrators to allocate special funding for people disabled ...
  • ASEAN drug-related meeting to adopt regional drug control strategies

    news Xinhua, 25 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    The 34th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Drug Matters (ASOD), which Myanmar hosts for the second time, kicked off in Yangon Tuesday to seek adoption of drug control strategies in the region. The four-day meeting is attended by officials from the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN member countries, repres...
  • Karen Refugees in Thailand Wary of Return to Burma

    news Voice of America, 26 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    BANGKOK — Despite Burma’s political opening in recent years, most of the roughly 130,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand are not expecting to return any time soon. A first-of-its kind U.N. survey of refugees indicates that many remain wary of heading back across the border. A pilot socioeconomic sur...
  • Myanmar refugees arrive via U.N. resettlement plan

    news Japan Times, 28 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    CHIBA – Four families from Myanmar arrived Friday night in Tokyo on a pilot U.N. refugee resettlement program introduced in fiscal 2010. The families are from ethnic minorities in Myanmar and had been living in a refugee camp in Thailand, across the border. After a 180-day vocational and Japanese...