My new report for the ENC is to be released at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand on the 2 November 2011

The 2nd of November 2011 sees the release of the ENC commissioned report ‘Discrimination, Conflict and Corruption – The Ethnic States of Burma.’

The report, based on interviews with people in exile and inside Burma, documents the voices of ethnic people and the problems they have continued to face under successive Burmese regimes. The report seeks to throw further light on the constant inequality felt by the various ethnic people in areas under government control and those areas where conflict continues to erupt.

In addition to the report’s release, the Ethnic Nationalities Council – Union of Burma will have three representatives available to answer questions in relation to the current ethnic situation in the country.

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DKBA Commander San Byote Killed in KNLA Ambush

San Byote (aka Soe Myint) the DKBA commander who led the recent attack on Leh Per Her IDP camp and was a suspect in the assassination of KNU General Secretary Padoh Mahn Laphan was killed in a KNLA ambush yesterday evening (26 June 2009). The attack happened as San Pyote and a number of porters were travelling in two boats on the Moei river. While details are sketchy it is believed that five DKBA soldiers and two porters also died. Twenty others are believed injured, eight seriously.