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Burma Campaign UK Accused Minister Hugo Swire of Avoiding Human Rights Problems

In a press release on Wednesday Burma Campaign UK accused Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire of avoiding human rights problems in Burma. Burma Campaign UK made the accusation against Minister Hugo Swire following a British Parliament session on Oct 28 about the growing number of political prisoners in Burma. Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign

US Ambassador Visited Myitkyina

Derek Mitchell, US Ambassador to Burma, visited Kachin State capital Myitkyina on October 25-27. Local sources said Ambassador Mitchell met with Kachin community leaders, leaders of Kachin Baptist Convention, KIO Technical Team members, Peace-talks Creation Group (PCG) members, political parties, and government officials. Ambassador Mitchell and his wife Min also visited IDP camps in Myitkyina.

Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Established an Alliance Organization

Representatives and members of Burma ethnic communities from across Canada established the Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization (CBENO) during the 2nd Burma Ethnic Nationalities Conference held on Oct 11-12, in Vancouver, Canada. In a statement released after the conference, the aims and objectives of newly established CBENO are, “Advocacy for Burma Ethnic Nationalities, more fellowship

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Memoirs of Kachin Peace Efforts (1994)

Ceasefire (1994) After a decade or so, the light of peace, shimmered first initiated again in 1963, then in 1972 and again in 1980 respectively, was enlightened again in October 18, 1990 at Pangsai, a sleepy border town of Sino – Myanmar, Northern Shan state. The peace – talk between KIO and NWT was able




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CPI presses ahead with Myitsone dam project

By KLN Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Despite public outcry against the construction of Myitsone (Malizup) dam, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI Group), which is one of the five largest state-owned electricity company in China, continues to pursue the project, reported Kachin Development and Networking Group (KDNG) on Monday. Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co. Ltd,


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Burmese Authorities Warn Civilians’ Anti-Drug Initiatives

By KLN Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 A Tanai-based Burmese Army commander and township police chief on last Friday asked for the release of two drug dealers, U Shwe Ba and U Mong Sieng, who were arrested and detained early this month by Kachin drug elimination committee members at Gin Sa Ra block in Tanai City,