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A Kuki woman interviewed by ABC News - 2005
By: Kukiforum News Service *



Chiangmai, April 10: The international correspondents of the US based ABC News interviewed the lonesome but committed woman at her school, Earth Rights International, in Chiangmai, Thailand. Kim, who belongs to the Kuki ethnic group, was approached by the media personnel for its nightline edition on the 30th March 2005.

When the ABC News asked a brief background on Kuki people, Kim began with the untold miseries that the Kukis had to suffer during the 1967 Khadawmi Operation.

It is my sincere appeal to humanitarian organizations and the government of India to open doors for Internally Displaced Persons of Burma, particularly from the Kuki areas, on humanitarian grounds, appealed Kim.

Any dramatic change is unlikely unless all human rights organizations, armed ethnic groups, political organizations and Earth Rights organizations come to work together, commented Kim when asked about the restoration of democracy in Burma. Kim is one of the leading members of Kuki Women Human Rights Organization (KWHRO), based in India.

Kim, also known as Ki Kim, has been in Thailand for a couple of years to attend training on a wide range of issues pertaining to which Burma has been plagued with for decades. We have intensive classes and trainings on human rights and environmental issues, said Kim to Kukiforum News.

Instructors from different countries including the United States of America are helping potential leaders and representatives from various ethnic groups of Burma.


*Contributed by Kukiforum News Service - http://www.kukiforum.com
This article was webcasted on 12th April 2005

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