LFM News Service 11-16-18

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of human rights award for ‘shameful betrayal of values’ in Myanmar
Amnesty International has announced it is stripping Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award over her “shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for”.  Read More

New ethnic Karen party to focus on peace
The Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP) will focus on reconciling armed ethnic groups in Kayin State and aiding the peace process, the group said in announcing their plans for the 2020 elections.  Read More

Some Bible students forcibly recruited by UWSA flee
Some of the Bible students forcibly recruited by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Myanmar’s northern Shan State have managed to escape, UCAnews has reported.  Read More

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Buys Land in Naypyitaw for Her Foundation
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has bought more than 90 acres of land in the capital’s Ottarathiri Township for 700 million kyats ($444,000) for her Daw Khin Kyi Foundation to open a vocational training school and establish a forest.  Read More

Door Still Open to Rohingya Repatriation, Gov’t Says
Myanmar said the repatriation process is still open for displaced Rohingya, although no one opted to return from refugee camps in Bangladesh on Thursday.  Read More


A woman with a special love for Yangon
it was supposed to be just a short trip, a much needed break from Maria Schaunitzer’s daily grind as a journalist for an Austrian publication.  Read More

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