NLD MP to Become Karen State Hluttaw Speaker

The office of Speaker in the new Karen State Hluttaw (parliament) will go to a National League for Democracy (NLD) Member of Parliament (MP) after the party won the majority of seats in the Hluttaw.

Shan IDPs Need Resettling

About 1,500 people displaced by fighting now staying in Hai Pa IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Mong Hsu Township, Central Shan State cannot return home and need immediate resettlement said the Shan Youth, Yangon organisation.

Karen Political Parties to Unite

Five Karen political parties will merge into one to better help establish ethnic states that are based on ethnic equality and self-determination, said U Mann Aung Pyi Soe the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party’s (PSDP)’s vice-chairman.

KNU to Start Myawaddy to Pathein Bus Service

Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 will start running the first KNU highway express bus route when its bus company, Doe Meik Swe, starts operating a service between Myawaddy, Rangoon and Pathein.

Arsenic Found in Arakan Groundwater

Arsenic above the safe levels permitted for human consumption has been found in groundwater in Arakan State and Ayeyawady and Bago divisions.

BGB Arrest Rohingyas Trying to Enter Bangladesh

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 32 Burmese Rohingyas and one Bangladeshi human trafficker trying to enter Bangladesh at Shapuridip in the early morning of 27 January, according to Sayed Hossain, a Teknaf local.

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