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Burma Plants Mines on Burma-Bangladesh Border

Naikhong  Chari, Bangladesh:  Burmese Army and Border Guard Police (BGP) are violating the border agreement by installing booby trap devices, plastic mines and IED devices within 30 meters of the border, according to an October intelligence report submitted to the Bangladeshi Home Ministry by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
The report mentioned that the Burmese Army and the BGP are setting up the munitions within 30 meters of Ashartali and Lembuchhari BGB outposts, clearly violating the 1980 Bangladesh-Burma Border Agreement.

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Arakanse Protest against Ben Ki-Moon's Gesture to Rohingyas

Many Arakanese people protested against the UN secretary general  Ben Ki-moon for his recent favourable comments about the Rohingyas, they were particularly upset that he referred to them as Rohingyas.

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NCCT Meet with CSO and CBOs for the First Time

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) met with a number of civil society organizations (CSOs), led by the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), and community-based organizations (CBOs) based on the Thai-Burmese border this past weekend. The meeting between the NCCT, CBOs and CSOs, the first of its kind, was held from 22nd-23rd November in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.

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Burma Military's Continued Use of Sexual Violence 'Widespread' against Ethnic Women

Burma’s armed forces are using systematic sexual violence on a “widespread scale,” a report by a women’s group advocating on ethnic women’s rights in Burma has found.
The report, by the Women’s League of Burma, an umbrella organisation that represents 13 organisations, accused the Burmese military of using rape as a strategy of war.

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Nai Hongsar Clarifies Inaccurate Report About Disarmament

An inaccurate news report caused uproar and questions amongst ethnic groups because it stated that Nai Hongsar had said that the ethnic armed forces would disarm after a peace agreement.

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Burma Army Shells Land near Kachin IDP Camps

Over the last three days Burma army units stationed in Kachin state have repeatedly fired shells that landed near refugee camps situated in territory controlled by Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). No refugees were hurt by the shelling however the firing of shells near the camps has caused a great deal of concern among the refugees and aid workers, the Kachin News Group has learned.

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KIO, UNFC Condemn Laiza Shelling

The Kachin Independent Organization (KIO) issued a terse statement on Friday condemning the army's shelling of a training ground near Laiza 48 hours earlier that resulted in the death of 23 cadets and injured 20 more.

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Two Shan Political Parties Oppose Changing of State Names

Two Shan political parties, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) in Namkham township, northern Shan State, jointly released a statement on 21st November objecting to the suggestion to the parliament by U Aung Thaung from Myanmar’s ruling party (USDP), to change the names of Burma’s states from ethnic-based names to city-based names.

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Ethnic Civil Groups Found Ethnic Nationalities for Peace

In order to increase the involvement of Burma’s ethnic communities in the country’s peace process, several ethnic community organizations joined together to found the Ethnic Nationalities for Peace (ENFP) on 19th November.

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Burma's CBO, CSOs Not Able to Participate Fully in the Peace Process

Burma’s civil society groups report that they have not been able to participate as much as they would like in the country’s peace process. Burma’s civil society organizations (CSOs) should be acting as negotiator between the government and ethnic armed groups, according to Daw Pyu Ei Thein of the White Holding Hands Group.

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It’s Official – the Karen National Party Is Now Legal

Following its officially registration with the Federal Electoral Commission, the Karen National Party (KNP) established an executive committee on 15th November 2014.

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