Green Hearts Environment Network မွ ဦးစီးက်င္းပသည့္ “The Sketch of A River”

Green Hearts Environment Network မွ ဦးစီးက်င္းပသည့္ “The Sketch of A River” အမည္ရိွ ပန္းခ်ီ၊ ဓါတ္ပံု၊ ကာတြန္း၊ ဂရပ္ဖစ္ ႏွင့္ ကဗ်ာ ျပပြဲကို စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၂ ရက္ေန႔မွ ၂၄ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ေယာမင္းႀကီးလမ္းမွာ ဖြင့္လွစ္ထားတဲ့ Gallery Sixty Five မွာ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္မွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဆိုပါ ျပပြဲမွာ အလႊာစံုမွ အႏုပညာရွင္ အေယာက္ ၅၀ ရဲ႕ ဧရာ၀တီနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္တဲ့ အႏုပညာလက္ရာမ်ားကို ခင္းက်င္းျပသသြားမွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ျပပြဲကို နံနက္ ၁၀ နာရီမွ ညေန ၆ နာရီအတြင္း ျပသသြားမယ္လို႔ သိရိွရပါတယ္။

GALLERY 65 Presents “The Sketch of A River” an Art Exhibition organized by the Green Hearts Environment Network to raise awareness and funds for the tree replanting initiative along the Banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River.

50 Artists, Photographers, Cartoonists, & Graphic Artists come together once again in one place to share one special message… “Save the Ayeyarwaddy!!!”

The event is from the 22nd to 24th of September, 2011
Exhibit hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Please come and bring your family and friends to the Exhibit!


Ethnic leaders welcome U.S. envoy’s call to investigate abuses

September 16th, 2011

Rai Maroah – Ethnic armed groups welcomed statements from America’s new special envoy to Burma urging the establishment of a commission to investigate claims of human rights abuses in ethnic areas.

The statement came at the end of U.S. Special Representative to Burma Derek Mitchell’s recently concluded five-day visit to the country. Mitchell spoke of “the importance of establishing a legitimate and credible mechanism for investigating reported abuses in ethnic areas as a first step toward building trust and promoting national reconciliation through accountability.”

“His suggestion should become reality. We also encourage the establishment of such a system,” said Nai Hongsa, the general secretary of the New Mon State Party (NMSP).

The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) also welcomed the U.S. envoy’s urging of the Burmese government to solve the conflicts in the ethnic areas as a first step towards stability, security, and legitimacy.

KNPP secretary Khu Oo Rei said, “The Burmese military regularly abuses human rights in ethnic areas, while some ethnic armed groups also cause abuses. The Burmese government should take action against violators of human rights.” Continue reading “Ethnic leaders welcome U.S. envoy’s call to investigate abuses”

40 Burmese soldiers killed in fighting with KIA

16.september-KNG NEWS still under attack

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Over 40 Burmese government soldiers were killed in three-days of military clashes with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Namsan Pa, in eastern Kachin State, Northern Burma, said sources from the frontlines.

Government soldiers were killed in fighting with the KIA during ongoing fighting at the area around Namsan Yang Village, on the Myitkyina-Manmaw (Bhamo) Highway, since Wednesday, Sept. 14, local villagers said.

The battalions of the dead soldiers have not been identified. However, military columns from Myitkyina-based Infantry Battalion No. 37 and Numlang-based Light Infantry Battalion No. 438 are operating the area, according to KIA officers at the Laiza headquarters, about 8 miles east of Namsan.

Skirmishes are happening and troops are circling each other day and night, when over 200 government troops returned from their strategic frontline post at Nahpaw Bum, the former headquarters of the KIA, on Wednesday, said KIA officers.

The KIA has suffered a small number of casualties but the exact figure has not been released by the KIA. Continue reading “40 Burmese soldiers killed in fighting with KIA”

KNU Leader’s Mahn Nyein Maung Whereabouts Still Unknown

Family members and colleagues have raised concerns over the disappearance nearly two months ago of Karen rebel leader Mahn Nyein Maung who achieved fame and notoriety for his extraordinary attempt to escape from Burma’s most notorious penal colony.

Currently, rumors have spread around Rangoon that Mahn Nyein Maung is being detained at a interrogation cell under tight security in Rangoon’s Insein Prison. No one is allowed to talk to or visit him, according to a source close to both Insein Prison and the KNU.

Mahn Nyein Maung, a leading member of the Karen National Union (KNU) and a central committee member of the ethnic armed alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), disappeared at China’s Kunming Airport in late July.

His family and other sources on the Sino-Burmese border said that Mahn Nyein Maung was picked up in July by immigration officials in the Yunnanese capital after being sent back from Bangkok where he was denied entry. It was reported that he was then deported from China to Burma. Continue reading “KNU Leader’s Mahn Nyein Maung Whereabouts Still Unknown”