LFM News Service 1-4-19

Christians, Buddhists Brawl in Southern Rakhine on Christmas Eve
At least two ethnic Chin preparing for a Christmas Day event were injured in a mob attack led by Buddhist monks on Monday in southern Rakhine State’s Ann Township, according to a local priest.  Read More

After Difficult Year For Myanmar, Some Cause For Hope in 2019
We are now bidding farewell to 2018 and welcoming 2019. We will discuss the lessons we can learn from 2018 and our expectations for 2019. U Win Myo Thu, director of EcoDev Myanmar, and Ma Thida (Sanchaung), who is on the board of directors of Pen International, join me to discuss this.. I’m Kyaw Zwa Moe, The Irrawaddy’s English editor.  Read More

Tropical cyclone heads for southern Thailand and Southern Myanmar
Tropical Storm Pabuk has formed within a mass of thunderstorms that have already brought torrential rain to southern Vietnam. As a cyclone, it presents a current danger to shipping but its real threat is that of an out-of-season cyclone, heading for southern Thailand and southern Myanmar.  Read More

KNU Urges All Karen to Participate in Political Process in New Year Message
The Karen National Union (KNU), the main Karen armed organization, has urged all members of the ethnic group to participate in the political process to help secure their rights.  Read More


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