Harvard Report Finds Burma Army Guilty of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Karen State
Karen News December 21, 2014

A report by the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, has found the Burma Army guilty of ‘war crimes’ constituting ‘crimes against humanity’ in Karen State. The result of a four-year investigation, the report said there was ample… Read More

 
**Generation gap widens in Thai border camps
Karen News December 19, 2014

Twenty-year old Hla Ko* has an easy smile, a cool haircut and the manic energy of a young man with few ties. He studies medicine but adores politics. He has an opinion about everything but isn’t too sure about anything. The church is an anchor, but h… Read More

 
Permission To Teach S'gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi State Schools Proves Challenging
Karen News December 17, 2014

Retired middle school headmaster Saw Maung Tote, an organizer and a committee member of the Karen Literature and Culture Committee in Rangoon, said the Ministry of Education Department has not given permission to teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi… Read More

 
State Chief Minister Claims Govt Will Spend 80million kyat To Improve Drinking Water in Thandaung Gyi Township
Karen News December 17, 2014

During a conference for tourism representatives, the Karen State Chief Minister said the state government would spend 80million kyat to solve the insufficient drinking water problems facing Thandaung Gyi Township in Karen State. Thandaung Gyi Town… Read More

 
1,000 Migrant Children Support Anti-Child Trafficking Day
Karen News December 17, 2014

On global anti-child trafficking day, Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burma border hosted an event called, To stop child trafficking, invest for the children’s future. The event was was attended by as many as 1,000 children from local migrant schools.… Read More

 

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Harvard Report Finds Burma Army Guilty of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Karen State

December 21, 2014  • 

A report by the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, has found the Burma Army guilty of ‘war crimes’ constituting ‘crimes against humanity’ in Karen State. The result of a four-year investigation, the report said there was ample evidence of government forces committing human rights abuses including the torture, rape and... Read more ►

Karen bible students cross a wooden bridge in Mae La refugee camp (Photo by Abby Seiff)

**Generation gap widens in Thai border camps

December 19, 2014  • 

Twenty-year old Hla Ko* has an easy smile, a cool haircut and the manic energy of a young man with few ties. He studies medicine but adores politics. He has an opinion about everything but isn’t too sure about anything. The church is an anchor, but hanging out and flirting with his many female friends is how he spends a lot of his time. If Myanma... Read more ►

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Permission To Teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi State Schools Proves Challenging

December 17, 2014  • 

Retired middle school headmaster Saw Maung Tote, an organizer and a committee member of the Karen Literature and Culture Committee in Rangoon, said the Ministry of Education Department has not given permission to teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi state schools. “The Karen Literature and Culture committee in Mawbi have gathered the number of... Read more ►

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State Chief Minister Claims Govt Will Spend 80million kyat To Improve Drinking Water in Thandaung Gyi Township

December 17, 2014  • 

During a conference for tourism representatives, the Karen State Chief Minister said the state government would spend 80million kyat to solve the insufficient drinking water problems facing Thandaung Gyi Township in Karen State. Thandaung Gyi Township representative, Saw Taw Palae, said the Chief Minister of the state responded to do a request made... Read more ►

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End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  • 

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue of military impunity. The situation since the so-called reform process beg... Read more ►

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Karen Army General Explains Rational Behind Reformation Of Ethnic Alliance And Recent Conflict With Govt Troops

October 21, 2014  • 

Karen News spoke exclusively with General General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Karen National Liberation Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explains about what the alliance between four Karen armed groups and what lies behind the recent outbreak of fighting. For the sake of clarity, Karen News has provided General Baw Kyaw Heh’s answers in full. 
Q: Who will l... Read more ►

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1,000 Migrant Children Support Anti-Child Trafficking Day

December 17, 2014  • 

On global anti-child trafficking day, Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burma border hosted an event called, To stop child trafficking, invest for the children’s future. The event was was attended by as many as 1,000 children from local migrant schools. “This event was held to raise awareness about child trafficking to alert studen... Read more ►

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The 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Calls For Nominees

December 14, 2014  • 

The Phan Foundation has officially announced its acceptance of nominees for the 7th annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award – the closing date is on January 31, 2015. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health, education, social or cultural areas. According to the... Read more ►

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Two Karen Soldiers Shot and Killed by Unknown Gunmen on Dawei-Ye Car Road

December 12, 2014  • 

A group of unknown gunmen shot and killed a captain and a driver of the Karen National Liberation Army on 11 December while they were traveling by car on the Dawei –Ye road near the southern Burmese Township of Ye Byu in Tanintharyi Division. The KNLA soldiers were from a KNU 4th Brigade battalion. Padoh Saw Eh Na, joint secr... Read more ►

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Karenni Community Organisations Hit Out At Norwegian Led Peace Program

December 11, 2014  • 

A report released by the Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) has claimed that the Norwegian led Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI) is putting the security of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) at risk by placing them in areas under Burma Army control. The MPSI is a Norwegian led “international initiative to s... Read more ►