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  • Mon Leader Says Equality Key to Peace in Burma

    news Irrawaddy, 30 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    MOULMEIN — Burma’s ethnic minorities will not attempt to secede from the union if granted equal rights, according to the ethnic Mon pro-democracy leader Min Ko Naing, who spoke during a landmark Mon peace conference over the weekend. Min Ko Naing, who was born in Mudon Township, Mon State, made t...
  • Government vows to settle 2 seized-land cases daily

    news Mizzima, 30 Sep 2013 (9 years ago )
    The newly formed Land Utilization Management Central Committee led by Vice President U Nyan Tun has vowed to settle all complains of seized land reported to the committee, within a year. The announcement was made at a press conference, held at the Ingyin Hall of the Ministry of Environmental Rese...
  • Most Burmese Refugees in Thailand Don’t Want Return: Survey

    news Irrawaddy, 01 Oct 2013 (9 years ago )
    Nine out of 10 refugees on the Thai-Burma border would prefer to resettle in third countries or stay in Thailand instead of being repatriated to Burma, according to a recent survey by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. More than 120,000 refugees have been living outside Burma in camps on the ...
  • Peace process will lead to national reconciliation, says Thein Sein

    news Democratic Voice of Burma, 02 Oct 2013 (9 years ago )
    In his monthly radio address to the nation on 1 October, Burma’s President Thein Sein emphasised the current round of peace talks with ethnic groups, saying that the peace process was related to a long-term plan aimed at realizing national reconciliation. Thein Sein’s monthly speech was aired on ...
  • Human rights shelved as Burma’s Gov’t awards mining contracts

    news Karen News, 04 Oct 2013 (9 years ago )
    Advocacy groups claim government’s mining decision derailing country’s democratic progress. The Molo Women Mining Watch Network (MWMWN) and the Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) today strongly condemned the government of Burma’s decision to grant mining contracts inside Karenni State, an ongoing...
  • KNU delegates talk peace to Burma’s commander-in-chief

    news Karen News, 04 Oct 2013 (9 years ago )
    The head of Burma’s military met with members of the Karen armed resistance in the country’s capital to discuss how the ceasefire between the two could be progressed. The meeting is seen by ethnic leaders as a move by the government to acknowledge the Karen National Union (KNU) as a necessary com...
  • KNU is ready to sign nationwide ceasefire, says CEC member

    news Democratic Voice of Burma, 07 Oct 2013 (9 years ago )
    The Karen National Union (KNU) is ready to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement, according to one of its most prominent central executive committee members, Mahn Nyein Maung, who spoke to DVB in an interview on Monday. “The KNU is looking to find solutions to all political issues through a natio...
  • Myanmar Frees Prisoners Ahead of Regional Summit

    news Associated Press, 08 Oct 2013 (8 years ago )
    Myanmar's president pardoned 56 political prisoners Tuesday, an amnesty apparently timed to highlight the government's reforms ahead of a regional summit as well as important negotiations with a rebel group at home. President Thein Sein ordered the prisoners' release just ahead of a forum in Brun...
  • Myanmar Resumes Peace Talks with Kachin Rebels

    news Radio Free Asia, 08 Oct 2013 (8 years ago )
    Myanmar’s government and the political wing of the country’s armed ethnic Kachin rebels resumed peace talks Tuesday, with Naypyidaw expressing optimism they would lead to a permanent cessation of hostilities resulting in an overall nationwide cease-fire and political dialogue with ethnic groups. ...
  • Karen Health Workers Push For Recognition

    news Karen News, 08 Oct 2013 (8 years ago )
    The Karen Department of Health and Welfare continues to push the Burma government to recognize its community health workers and to extend its health service. In its recent meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on 30 September, the Karen Department of Health and Welfare discussed with Dr. Thein Thein Htay, the d...