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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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Vulnerable workers

Advocacy group pushes for solution to migrant workers’ plight

The number of Myanmar workers in Thailand with expired visas has reached 200,000 and is growing by up to 1,000 a day, says the director of the Migrant Worker Rights Network, U Sein Htay.

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Border Clinic Child Health Offers Hope

From out of Mae Tao Clinic’s Child Outpatient Department the sound of crying babies can be heard. A queue of parents, children in tow, wait outside the basic concrete building for their children to be weighed, measured and checked for serious diseases.

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NCCT Delegates To Draft Its Version Of A Nationwide Ceasefire

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) selected its nine-member delegation team to draft a nationwide ceasefire agreement together with a government team.

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2,000 Civilians Flee Burma Army Attacks

A report by a political prisoner advocacy group has condemned the government’s ongoing arrest of political opponents.

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Burma Arresting Political Activists, Despite Presidential Promise

A report by a political prisoner advocacy group has condemned the government’s ongoing arrest of political opponents.

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Myaung Byo Villagers Take Mining Company to Courtr

Villagers from Myaung Byo, located in Dawei District, have filed a court case over damages allegedly caused by the Heinda mining project operated by Myanmar Pongpipat Company Ltd.

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European Burma Network Joins Calls to Postpone Census

The European Burma Network has added its voice to a large and growing coalition of political, humanitarian and community organisations calling on Burma’s government to postpone the country’s national census that is set to start on March 30.

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Media Laws ‘Unnecessarily Controlling’ says IFJ

An international organisation representing journalists worldwide said it welcomed the passing of Burma’s first press laws, but raised concerns over elements of the legislation as being “unnecessarily controlling.”

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For Many, Burma’s Change Of Guard Means Little

Burma’s transformation from international pariah to political success story is being called into question by widespread and ongoing human rights abuses that Western interests increasingly refuse to acknowledge, humanitarian advocates claim.

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