Friday, July 27, 2012

Villagers forced off their land by businessmen

Villagers from Bwi Daw claim two businessmen have forced them off their land 
at gunpoint.Residents say Lasang Awng Wa and U Min Nyo have confiscated their
 land near Mali Hka River in Kachin State to expand a Djenkol Bean tree and fish farm.

1,306 Refugee Camp teachers’ to get pay rise

Naw Dabora Htoo, education coordinator with the Karen Refugee Committee, 
said schoolteachers working in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border 
are long over due a pay rise, but this academic year they 
will get an increase in their monthly subsidy.

Villagers live in hope dam company delivers on promises

Asian World Company, the biggest infrastructure and construction company 
in Burma says it will re-house a hundred families relocated from Htone Bo village,
 because of the construction of a hydro-power dam project on the Palet River. 
Htone Bo village is located 14 miles from Taungoo Town in Pago Division.

Norwegian ethnic peace fund effort criticized

Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:13 Mizzima News
A coalition of Karen community-based organizations says the Myanmar Peace 
Support Initiative (MPSI), backed by Norway, lacks transparency and community support.

UN human rights expert asks to visit strife-torn Arakan State

Thursday, 26 July 2012 14:54 Mizzima News
The UN expert on human rights in Burma will visit the country for four days 
starting on Tuesday, at the invitation of the government.

End torture in the Asian region: parliamentarians

Thursday, 26 July 2012 14:23 Mizzima News
Parliamentarians from eight Asian nations and civil society representatives 
have called for the end of torture and ill-treatment by governments in the region, 
in a meeting organized by the Asian Alliance against Torture and Ill Treatment (AAATI).