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.
An Australian Member of Parliament Mr. Luke Simpkins who attended the 66th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day in Karen State on 31st January said he recognised the Karen people’s fight for justice.
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.
For the nationwide ceasefire agreement to succeed there needs to be more participation from community based organisations (CBOs) in the peace process said Min Aung Htoo the organiser of the CBOs and Peace Forum (Mon State).
Villagers in Northern Shan State allege that four charred corpses found last week in a forested area belong to local villagers who were abducted and then killed by Burma Army troops stationed in the area.
Karen people made their annual pilgrimage to the Karen National Liberation Army 7th Brigade’s headquarter in Hpa-an district to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the beginning of its resistance against the former Burma military regime.