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SHAN Human Rights: Burma Army Soldier Rapes and Knifes 73-year-old woman in Eastern Shan State

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Right Foundation released a statement detailing the brutal rape of a 73-year-old woman by a Burma Army soldier near Mong Phyak Town in eastern Shan State, on April 2, 2018 The Shan Human Right Foundation said the rape and knifing of the elderly woman “highli... Read more ►

KYO Changes Venue for Summer Youth Camp due to Objection

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen Youth Organization (KYO) has kicked off its summer youth camp on April 23 after changing the venue in response to the objection from the Mon State Minister of Security and Border Affairs. The KYO originally planned to hold the summer youth camp at Kwi Lay Village i... Read more ►

Burma, Thai Governments Urged to Assist Migrant Workers’ Return Journey to Thailand

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burmese migrant workers and labor rights activists have urged both Burma and Thai governments to assist migrant workers who are having difficulties in buying bus tickets to return back to Thailand after the Thingyan Festival. Many Burmese migrant workers are currently spendi... Read more ►

Seven Burmese Migrant Workers Died in Another Bus Crash

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Seven Burmese migrant workers were killed and many have been injured after a bus carrying 50 Burmese migrant workers crashed in Tak Province in Thailand on Monday night (April 9). Under the arrangement of Gold Royal Mandalay Agency, a busload of 50 Burmese migrant workers we... Read more ►

Schools in Karen Refugee Camps Face Difficulties for Maintenance in Upcoming Year

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Some schools in the Karen refugee camps are facing difficulties to continue teaching in upcoming years due to lack of funding, according to education officials from the refugee camps. The Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity’s chair Naw Daborah Htoo said these schools ... Read more ►

Karen Language Teaching Moves up to Grade 4 in Pago Region Schools

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen Students attending government schools in the Pago (Pegu) region will be taught Karen language subject up to Grade 4 in 2018-19 academic year. In the previous academic year, the Karen language, as a subject was taught only up to grade 3 students. Saw Augustine Khu, Comm... Read more ►

Burma Army Kills Karen Aid Worker

April 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen community based groups confirmed that an aid worker who was helping displaced villagers in the area was shot and killed by a Burma Army soldier on April 5th. The aid worker was named as Saw O Moo, a villager from Ler Mu Plaw and he is survived by his wife Naw Pa... Read more ►

‘Western Pwo Kayin Literature Care Youth Group’ supports 1,765 Kayin literature beginners

April 9, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Western Pwo Karen Literature Support Youth Group has provided textbooks and teaching aids to 1,765 Western Pwo Karen (Phalon) teachers from eight townships in the Ayeyarwaddy Region. The group’s campaign officer Sa Khwar Khwar said the group has started providing the a... Read more ►

Meeting on Hpapun Incident Postponed in Kyaukkyi

April 2, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The meeting between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in Kyaukkyi Township, Bago Region has been postponed although it was slated for March 29-30, according to the Union-level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U)’s secretary (2) Col Wunna Aung. “We will only ... Read more ►

Karen Nationals Thahaya Association urges Tatmadaw and KNU to follow NCA on Hpapun issue

April 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Rangoon-based Karen National Thahaya (Friendship) Association issued a statement on March 28 to urge the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Tatmadaw to keep their troops in line with the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) after armed clashes broke out in the KNU-controlled... Read more ►

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