LFM News Service 11-07-18

Uniting ethnic Karen armed groups 90 per cent successful
Karen State Border Guard Force General Secretary Col. Saw Chit Thu said that they were about 90 per cent successful in their negotiations for reuniting ethnic Karen armed splinter groups.  Read More

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi|
Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. Read More

U Than Shwe Shows His Hand
Dictators never really retire.

Former strongman Senior General Than Shwe is officially retired, but he still exerts an influence. He reads, follows daily news and holds gatherings with his staff, military leaders and top government officials including State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.  Read More

Religion Ministry Defends Minister After Labeling Unnamed Faith 'Extreme'
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has asked the public for a “tolerant interpretation” of the minister’s recent remarks after he appeared to refer to Islam as an “extreme” religion putting Myanmar’s majority Buddhists in danger.  Read More

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