KNU Stands with UNFC and NCCT on Nationwide Ceasefire

Padoh Saw Thamein Tun, a member of the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Central Executive Committee said that the KNU would never go alone and sign a nationwide ceasefire in Burma. The KNU said that it is only willing to sign the ceasefire together with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT).

Army Returns Confiscated Land

Government Artillery Battalion 360 returned 105 acres of land confiscated in 2001 from a religious group and farmers in Daw-Sae Village, Demawso Township. Karenni State on 23rd January.

Twelve Men Sentenced for Arson in Thandwe

Twelve men were sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for burning down 39 houses in Thabyu-Chai Village, Thandwe Township, Arakan State on 1st October 2013.

Media Talk of Refugee Repatriation Is Wrong

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai governments focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries.

CNF Calls for NCA to Be Signed Soon

The Chin National Front (CNF) has called for the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) between the government and ethnic armed groups to be signed as soon as possible in a statement issued on 30th January.

Authorities to Allow Hakha Cross

The Chin State Government has allowed the Hakha Christian Ministry Fellowship (HCMF) to apply to change the land use registration for the plot of land on which they built the Hakha Cross.

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