As violence erupted in Arakan state of Sandoway town, the ongoing persecution of Kaman Muslims has made the news yet again. Unfortunately, this is becoming an all too familiar tale. This time the Buddhist majority demonstrated their wrath after news circulated that a Muslim shopkeeper had verbally abused a Buddhist taxi driver that parked in front of his shop.
The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) held a public consultation meeting attended by thousands from Thai Ban Mae Surin and Ban Nai Soi refugee camps. The purpose of the meetings was to gather opinions about how the KNPP should move forward with ceasefire negotiations. The Karenni armed group is due to meet with the government’s peace team by month’s end. They have several contentious issues related to actions by both the government and the Burma military they hope can be addressed.
Members of the media, diplomatic community and civil society groups are cordially invited to the press launch of a new report “Economics of Peace and Conflict” at the Myanmar Media Library on Monday 28 October at 2pm.
Writting by Pon Nya Mon – Over the past couple years many scholars, activists, and politicians have been debating on whether or not to allow the teaching of ethnic languages in government schools. It’s been part of many discussions on Burma’s much needed educational reforms.
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