As monsoon rains sweep across Burma from India, villagers in Karen State and along the Thai Burma border are prey to malaria.
Naw Bway Paw looks out from the door of her windowless bamboo home in Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen State, and remembers the day in 1996 when Burma’s army came and took her land. In an interview with Karen News, Naw Bway described how she lost both her ancestral home and land.
Min Lyon – On May 7th, Myanmar Peace Monitor—a project led by Burma News international (BNI)— launched its latest report, “Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process: A Reference Guide 2014,” at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). The report is a follow-up to the first volume of BNI’s “Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process,” a widely-used resource for individuals seeking information about Burma’s peace process.
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.
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.
The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) selected its nine-member delegation team to draft a nationwide ceasefire agreement together with a government team.
A report by a political prisoner advocacy group has condemned the government’s ongoing arrest of political opponents.
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