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.
No roll was taken but there were some very prominent people who were rather conspicuous either by their success or failure to show up at the “grand” opening of the Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) for Peace and Dialogue last night.
Border school nurtures future Karen leaders
Proud family members bearing flowers, colourful knitted lanyards and envelopes filled with Thai baht climbed into the convoy of buses at the Mae La refugee camp before they headed off along the winding mountain highway to celebrate the graduation of loved ones.
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