Zipporah Sein, General Secretary of the Karen National Union. Photo by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens Read more about the Burma elections here. Saturday night here in Mae Sot, a town that is home to quite possibly as many Burmese immigrants as Thais, there were fireworks going off in street corners when Aung San Suu Kyi was
Photo from Karen Information Center A hastily assembled refugee camp in Mae Sot, Thailand, where some ten thousand people, according to Thai authorities and NGOs, have fled to escape the violence today just across the border in Myawaddi. Click here to see more photos from the refugee camp. Sunday was the first election in twenty
Read more about the Burma elections here. Photo by Lu Olkowski Myawaddy residents arriving in a temporary camp outside Mae Sot, Thailand. They had little or no time to prepare to leave their homes, fleeing an expected seige by Burmese military. Photo by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens Mae Sot residents, temples, Thai authorities and international
Read more about the Burma elections here. In three days Burma will be holding its first election in twenty years. Inside Burma a storm is brewing, but here, just on the other side of the border Mae Sot is a stronghold of pro-democracy Burmese activists in exile. Once a tiny trading town, Mae Sot is
UPDATES: Jan. 15, 2011: The Secret Burmese Network: Radio Netherlands Worldwide Nov. 15, 2010: Fighting Continues in Burmese Countryside After Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release Nov. 8, 2010: Burmese Election Turns Violent | Refugee camp photos Nov. 5, 2010: Limbo on the Burma Frontier The military regime in Burma is aiming for legitimacy with its
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