Burma Army Claims All Quiet on the Southern Front

The Burma Army informed the Thai Army yesterday (30 June) at their monthly meeting in Tachilek that there has been no fighting along the areas close to the Thai-Burmese border, reported the Thai daily Matichon.

Ethnic Mon MPs Discuss Cooperation

Ethnic Mon MPs and Mons who won seats in the 1990 election had a meeting to discuss how their parties can work together to better represent Mon people in parliament at the Rehmonya Hotel, in Moulmein, the Capital of Mon State on 27 June.

Freedom House Condemns Charges Against Journalists

Human rights watchdog, Freedom House issued a statement condemning the contempt of court charges filed against 17 journalists in Burma saying that the charges were an indication of the lack of press freedom in Burma.

Bangladesh Border Guard Returned by Burma

Abducted Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officer Abdul Razzak was handed over by the Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) to a BGB team on 25 June, at about 5;30 pm after being held by the BGP for eight days.

NGO's Plans to Fight Dengue in Border Refugee Camps

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the International Non-Government Organisation, PU-AMI, outlined its plans to protect refugees on the Thai Burma border against outbreaks of the Dengue virus. PU-AMI, together with Thai health officials, community based groups and other international aid agencies, have put together a public health campaign to try to prevent dengue and to increase awareness among refugees on how to protect themselves against the virus.

Burma Holds Bangladesh Border Guard Hostage

The Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) will only release the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) guard they abducted if Bangladesh takes in 544 boat-people being held in Maungdaw Township, said Lieutenant Colonel Abu Zar Al Zahid.

More Dengue Fever in Mon State

Compared to last year Mon State has seen a rise in dengue hemorrhagic fever, which severely affects children.

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