Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Community calls on KNU to put the peoples’ interest first

29 Oct 2012

Karen people are relieved that the Karen National Union have found after intense 
discussion peaceful solutions to resolve the organisations internal conflict.

Myanmar: A power play on the Irrawaddy River


Myanmar. The people get nothing — not even the power generated by the projects
 — but lose their land, their livelihoods and in the case of Yeywa, 
an ancient religious site to boot.



Ethnic violence survivors blame Myanmar government


Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar have lashed out at the government 
for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced 
more than 28,000 people over the last week.


Tripartite Agreement reached in Tachilek (Unofficial translation)

Monday, 29 October 2012 14:10 S.H.A.N.

Tripartite Agreement reached in Tachilek
(Unofficial translation)
(28 October 2012)
  1. Government, UNODC and RCSS will undertake survey in Mongnai and Mongpantownships
  2. Based on the data gathered, government, UNODC and RCSS will choose the sites for crop substitution pilot project


Up to 4,600 homes destroyed in latest Rakhine unrest

Monday, 29 October 2012 12:41 Mizzima News
The Burmese government has said up to 86 people have died, 22,500 people 
have been displaced from their homes and over 4,600 houses have been burnt 
in Rakhine State villages in at least eight townships, the UN said in a statement.


Turkey sends humanitarian aid to Arakan State

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:30 Hinthani
Sangkhlaburi (Mizzima) – Humanitarian aid from Turkey arrived in Burma 
last week for victims of sectarian violence in Rakhine State.