No Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signed Until a "Code-of-Conduct" is Discussed
Karen News August 27, 2014

Representatives from both the government and ethnic armed organizations continue discussions on a ceasefire code-of-conduct before signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Padoh Saw Tadoh Moo, a member of the Karen National Union’s Central Execut… Read More

 
Colonel Chit Thu – “Border Guard Force Stands By The Karen People…”
Karen News August 27, 2014

In a speech delivered at the celebration marking the formation of Border Guard Force, a militia group under the control of the Burma Army, Colonel Chit Thu, claimed that his troops are for the benefit of the Karen people. Colonel Chit Thu, senior… Read More

 
Kachin Displaced Face Humanitarian Crisis
Karen News August 26, 2014

The Kachin conflict, now in its third year, has left tens-of-thousand of displaced civilians without adequate access to health care. A community-based-organisation working with the displaced civilians warned in an interview with Karen News that the h… Read More

 
Health Workers Stress Prevention Best Medicine To Fight Dengue
Karen News August 19, 2014

The World Health Organisation classifies dengue as one of the leading causes of serious illness and death in children. WHO has listed dengue as the world’s fastest growing mosquito-borne disease and reports that almost half the world’s population is… Read More

 
Political Parties Prepare for By-election in Karen State
Karen News August 19, 2014

Four political parties are preparing to contest an up-coming by-election in Karen State at the end of the year. The parties contesting the election are the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP), Karen Democratic Party (KDP), National League for Democr… Read More

 

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No Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signed Until a “Code-of-Conduct” is Discussed

August 27, 2014  • 

Representatives from both the government and ethnic armed organizations continue discussions on a ceasefire code-of-conduct before signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Padoh Saw Tadoh Moo, a member of the Karen National Union’s Central Executive Committee, spoke to Karen News about the issue while attending the latest round of negotiations o... Read more ►

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Colonel Chit Thu – “Border Guard Force Stands By The Karen People…”

August 27, 2014  • 

In a speech delivered at the celebration marking the formation of Border Guard Force, a militia group under the control of the Burma Army, Colonel Chit Thu, claimed that his troops are for the benefit of the Karen people. Colonel Chit Thu, senior advisor and general secretary of the Karen State BGF central command said, in his speech at the 4th Ann... Read more ►

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Kachin Displaced Face Humanitarian Crisis

August 26, 2014  • 

The Kachin conflict, now in its third year, has left tens-of-thousand of displaced civilians without adequate access to health care. A community-based-organisation working with the displaced civilians warned in an interview with Karen News that the health situation is worsening. The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand are concerned that the situa... Read more ►

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Health Workers Stress Prevention Best Medicine To Fight Dengue

August 19, 2014  • 

The World Health Organisation classifies dengue as one of the leading causes of serious illness and death in children. WHO has listed dengue as the world’s fastest growing mosquito-borne disease and reports that almost half the world’s population is at risk. Health workers at Mae Tao Clinic, located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, are runni... Read more ►

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How NCPO Can Help Myanmar Refugees

July 26, 2014  • 

When Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha announced on July 11 that the Thai refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border would be emptied, many wondered if there really is new resolve by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to repatriate the 130,000 Myanmar refugees who have been living in Thailand for many years. Gen Prayuth cited national security as t... Read more ►

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Why Ceasefire Process is Slow

May 14, 2014  • 

Duwa Jee, a Kachin freelance writer, outlines in his commentary why the current peace process has to take into account the past 60 years of civil war that ravaged the ethnic people of Burma. The ethnic nationalities of Burma/Myanmar is of the view that the ethnic armed resistance forces are desirous of ending the more than 60-year long civil war pe... Read more ►

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Political Parties Prepare for By-election in Karen State

August 19, 2014  • 

Four political parties are preparing to contest an up-coming by-election in Karen State at the end of the year. The parties contesting the election are the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP), Karen Democratic Party (KDP), National League for Democratic Party (NLD) and The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). “Curre... Read more ►

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Karen People Honour Martys

August 18, 2014  • 

August 12 marks the Karen Martyrs’ Day and its people scattered around the world take time to honor and remember those who died for freedom. Every year Karen leaders, soldiers and civilians commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the cause of the Karen people under successive Burma military regimes. Karen c... Read more ►

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Government and NCCT Agree to establish ‘Federal Union’

August 18, 2014  • 

In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, deputy leader of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), said that an agreement had been reached with the Burma government to establish a federal union. He added that the agreement would guarantee the equality of nationality and rights to self-determination thro... Read more ►

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Thai Burma Border Schools Battle Shortage of Teachers and Learning Materials

August 18, 2014  • 

Schools run by the Karen Education Department (KED) on the Karen State border with Thailand, are facing a massive shortage of teaching materials. Saw Law Eh Moo, the Secretary of the KED, in an interview with Karen News said the education system does not have enough teachers, books or funds. “KED’s does not have enoug... Read more ►