Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State
Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State
Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State
Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State

Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar
Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar
Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar
Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar

Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities
Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities
Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities
Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities

Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities

Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma
Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma
Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma
Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma

Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma

Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings
Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings
Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings
Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings

Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings

LATEST STORIES

Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Karen State is open for business and ready for investment to pave the way for development, participants at a recent “Business for Peace” forum heard. The state’s Minister of Planning, Finance and Municipal Affairs U Than Naing said the state is now stable and brimming ... Read more ►

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

At a public seminar in Thailand last week, Karen and Karenni officials raised concerns about the increasing pressure for refugees to return from the Thai-Myanmar border as international funding for camps dries up. “The refugees from the Thai-Myanmar border are not ready to... Read more ►

Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

In effort to bolster Karen traditions, the Mon State government has donated dance costumes and instruments to five universities, an official said. The Karen literature and culture committees at Mawlamyine University, Mon State’s Technological University, the University of ... Read more ►

Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma

September 17, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) met on 11 September to hear a complaint against the Ben Chaung Coal Mine. The coalmine is located in the Thanintharyi Region of Burma and three Thai companies are involved. The complaint, filed by representatives of in... Read more ►

Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings

September 17, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A group of Karen residents in Minnesota are trying to keep their traditions alive among the diaspora by teaching the Karen language and literature. Every weekend from January 28 to September 4, a group that calls itself the Putermine Gontar Temple taught 16 adults and kids i... Read more ►

Burma Army: “Shelling and Shooting Force 300 Villagers to Flee in Mong Yai, Northern Shan State…”

September 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) have released a report that accuses the Burma Army of shelling the northern Shan region of Mong Yai forcing 300 villagers to flee. The Shan Human Rights Foundation statement said that “on September 10 at 8:00 am, a group of about 60 ... Read more ►

LATEST OPINION STORIES

INTERVIEW: Karen Community Leader in Sweden Urges Refugees to Invest Hope in the Next Generation

August 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Many Karen refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border have been resettled in Sweden since 2005 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s resettlement program. Karen News spoke* with Naw Thida Naing, chair of the Karen Swedish Community, at the ... Read more ►

HAVE YOUR SAY: Ethnic Health Organization Call for Cooperation, Recognition and Equality

August 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Saw Nay Htoo, director of the Burma Medical Association explains why its important ethnic health organizations should be providers of healthcare services to ethnic communities. He points out that Burma is a country where government ... Read more ►

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Amnesty International: “Rohingya Attacks Planned, Deliberate and Systematic and Fueling Ethnic Cleansing…”

September 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Amnesty International have reported that Burma’s military forces are waging a scorched earth campaign against ethnic Rohingya in the northwest of the country. The Amnesty International report states that “more than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 Au... Read more ►

Bago JMC Slammed for Lacking Transparency after Dropping Q&A from Public Meet

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

What was supposed to be a public forum on the peace process in Bago Region this week turned into more of a lecture when the question and answer portion of the event was cut. The Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee of Bago Region’s September 12 meeting in Kyaukkyi township... Read more ►

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