Mai: Thailand-based Arakanese NGO known as the Arakan Human Rights and
Development Organization (AHRDO) have published a report on Thursday to
highlight the problems and difficulties still facing the survivors of Cyclone Giri in Arakan State.
October 26, Karen National Union representatives and members of
community-based-groups have attended the KNU 15th Congress to vote in a new
executive, department heads and the central standing committee. Karen News
spoke to two KNU representatives attending the Congress about the changes that
the ceasefire in Karen State has brought.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appointed the former Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla as the special envoy to Burma to oversee matters
involving sectarian violence that broke out between Rohingya and Rakhine in
Arakan state, according to an OIC official statement.
authorities have rejected the application of local residents for a peaceful protest planned to be held on 26th of December outside the office of the China
National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is working for the Shwe Gas Project
on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island in Arakan State.
fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since
the beginning of December has nothing to do with the ongoing protests against
joint Sino-Burmese copper mine project in Letpadaung, Sagaing Region, according
to well-known Yunnan-based analyst Aung Kyaw Zaw.