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KIA General Gun Maw: ‘To Talk and Live as Equals, That is Genuine Peace’

The Irrawaddy | January 17, 2017 Following the first meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in August, fighting intensified in northeastern Burma, and negotiations between the government and the ethnic alliance United Nationalities [...]

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Toungoo Interview: Saw A—, October 2016

Report by Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) | November 21, 2016 This Interview with Saw A--- describes the situation in Htaw Ta Htoo (Htantabin) Township, Toungoo District, in October 2016, including education, healthcare, NCA (Nation [...]

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DKBA Splinter Group: ‘They Want to Wipe Us Out’

By SAW YAN NAING / The Irrawaddy | September 8, 2016 CHIANG MAI, Thailand — As Burma’s Union Peace Conference began in Naypyidaw in late August, fighting resumed in Karen State’s Myaing Gyi Nyu and Mae [...]

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‘Shoot Them [IDPs], Why Don’t You Shoot Them!’: Mon IDP’s Experience as Burma Army’s Hostage and Human Shield after Forced Repatriation

Burma Link | June 20, 2016 Mon IDP (Internally Displaced Person) settlements in southeast Burma were established over 20 years ago when scores of civilians were fleeing armed conflict and conflict-related abuse as well as [...]

KIO Vice Chairman Gen Gun Maw: ‘We Hope to Gain an Equal Status in the Political Dialogue’

By Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy | June 8th, 2016 In early June, the National League for Democracy (NLD) government’s new peace negotiator Dr. Tin Myo Win met with the United Nationalities Federal Council’s (UNFC) Delegation for [...]

Suu Kyi Talks ‘Peace’ On Burmese New Year; Ethnic Leaders Respond

By Kyaw Kha, The Irrawaddy, April 20, 2016 Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Burma, highlighted internal peace and constitutional change in her speech to the people on the Burmese New Year. In [...]

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The 61st Republic Day of Nagaland – Speech of President Viyalie Metha

KEDAHGE, Federal Government of Nagaland | March 22, 2016 Fellow Countrymen, As we gather here today to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the founding of our Federal republic, let us all give thanks to God [...]

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New Book Brings Stories of Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities from the Thailand-Burma Border to Local and International Audiences

Press release by Burma Link | March 16, 2016 (March 16, 2016) Today, Burma Link launches a book, Lives on the Line: Voices for Change from the Thailand-Burma Border, in English and Burmese. The book [...]

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Maintaining Arms Embargo is Crucial to Peace Process

Khu Oo Reh, The Irrawaddy | January 28, 2016 In 2016,the question of lifting the on-going arms embargo and related sanctions against the Tatmadaw, as the Burma Army is known, and its civilian cronies will [...]

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Some Questions to India and Its Army Over the Aerial Assault of NSCN K Camps

By Kaka D. Iralu | June 12, 2015 Some Indian politicians and army Generals have been boasting that a surgical operation assisted by unmanned Drone air crafts and Mi-17-V Choppers had successfully eliminated two Naga [...]

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Mon IDPs Concerned About Lack of Aid in Halockhani

This article was originally published on The Irrawaddy on January 20, 2015 Ariana Zarleen,  January 20, 2015 SANGKHLABURI, Thailand — Nestled between lush green mountain tops and surrounded by spectacular scenery, Halockhani has been a [...]

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Accessible Education for Burma’s Ethnic Children – Would You Walk Four Hours to Go to School?

Ethnic Kayan children in the middle Kayan region inside Burma have to go through extreme lengths for their education – literally. These children spend four hours every day walking through the jungle just to be able to go to school. An inside source, asked to remain anonymous, told Burma Link that most of these Kayan students […]

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