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An open letter was sent today with endorsements from over 200 civil society groups, the 29th of September 2015 to the Snowy Mountain Engineering Corporation over the Australian Company's failure to address key concerns of communities and civil society groups, or to meet international standards for transparency and human rights in the ESIA process that they have carried out to date for the giant Mongton Dam project on the Salween River in Burma (Myanmar). The Save the Salween Network explained in their letter their reasons for refusing to engage with the company through its so-called consultation process, instead choosing to state their clear opposition by urging the company to immediately withdraw from the Mongton project. For more details please see the open letter.
Attending Asian Highway Opening Ceremony Legitimizes Government’s Use of Force, Land Confiscation and Displacement
On 29 August 2015, the International Karen Organization (IKO) delivers their open latter to KNU Chairperson General Mutu Sei Poe and calls for the KNU Chairperson Mutu Sei Poe to boycott upcoming Asian Highway opening ceremony. In the open latter, the IKO states that by joining this "blood-highway" opening ceremony, the KNU Chairperson is playing right into the hands of the government’s classic divide and conquer tactics, sabotaging the unity of Karen armed groups, and wrecking the Karen people’s aspiration for peace and self-determination.
From August 21 to 22, 2015, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) convened an emergency meeting on the Thailand-Burma border. The meeting was attended by 26 representatives from 15 organizational members. In trajectory with its future undertakings, KPSN warmly and openly deliberated and analyzed the progress of the current peace process and released its position as follows.