Friday, September 14, 2012

2012 Sep 13 Deputy Ministers reshuffled

2012 Sep 13 Deputy Ministers Reshuffled

To home, defense, ceasefire groups are still “unlawful organizations”

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:12 S.H.A.N.

Asked why some of the civilians who have been working with the Shan State Army 

(SSA) “North” are being charged under Section 17-1, for associating with unlawful 

organizations, a friendly defense ministry official replied that to the home ministry 

and defense ministry, armed movements that have signed truce



Family of Karen refugee woman killed by cattle truck compensated

Thai police have decided that the family of a Karen refugee killed in a road 
accident will be paid 235,000 baht compensation by the truck driver responsible 
for the woman’s death last week.


Gunshots and resignations disrupt militia elections

Gunshots disrupted the elections of the political wing of the armed militia, 
the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, when a former village head disagreed 
with the result.


Dalai Lama speaks out on Burma

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:02 Mizzima News
The Dalai Lama called reports of gross human rights violations in Burma 
“very unfortunate” and said he has tried to contact pro-democracy leader 
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese government over the issue.


Larkar villagers pay in full despite electricity blackouts

Villagers claim they are paying full amounts for a full electricity service 
they are not receiving.Residents from Larkar village claim that authorities 
require them to pay the full rate electricity bills even though the power 
is often cut-off. Larkar village is located on the western part 
of the Salween River in Hpa-an