Friday, October 05, 2012

Norwegian Initiative “not planning” to move refugees back to Burma

Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:51 S.H.A.N.
The Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI), better known as the Norwegian Initiative, 
does not have any plans to return Burmese refugees in Thailand to Burma, 
according to Charles Petrie, head of the MPSI.


Burmese government, aid donors accused of trying to divide Karen

Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:08 Mizzima News
Recent developments in Karen State in Burma have raised serious questions 
about the government’s sincerity in its peace negotiations with 
the Karen National Union (KNU), the European Karen Network (EKN) said in 
a statement released on Thursday.


Lawyers Protest Colonial Buildings’ Privatization

RANGOON—After their appeals to the government to preserve two colonial buildings 
fell on deaf ears, lawyers in Burma’s former capital are preparing to stage 
a protest to bring attention to their demands.


OIC organizing donors meeting for Burma’s Rakhine State

Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:28 Mizzima News

The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC ) and Qatar Charity are organizing 

a meeting with about 30 regional and international organisations to coordinate 

humanitarian services to Rakhine State in Burma, the Gulf Times reported on Wednesday.


Minorities Still Neglected, Say Ethnic MPs

The rights of Burma’s ethnic minorities are still not being respected despite recent 
political reforms, according to ethnic members of the country’s Parliament 
who expressed dissatisfaction with the administration of President Thein Sein.


Naw Kham’s violent history on the Mekong River

Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:06 Mizzima News

 (Feature) – As Golden Triangle drug boss Naw Kham awaits sentencing in China, 

his family says his former friends have abandoned him. The once powerful 

gang leader who made his living off selling illegal drugs and threatening 

Mekong River boat traffic is alone, abandoned, and no longer surrounded by powerful