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63rd Karen State Day Launches, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Deputy Speaker of House of Nationalities Join

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The 63rd Karen State Day annual ceremony was held in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which was run by the Karen State Government, was opened by U Aye Thar Aung, vice-chairman of the National Parliament. U Aye Thar Aung also made an inaugural speech at the ceremony. Present... Read more ►

KNU Central Standing Committee’s Summit Starts to Discuss Hindrances of the NCA

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has been starting its 6th Central Standing Committee’s emergency meeting after the 16th Karen National Union Congress in Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Pa-an district, Karen State. The meeting which will be held from 6 to 10 November has planned t... Read more ►

By-election Shows Good Perspective as Ethnic Parties Win in Ethnic Areas

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

November 3rd by-election expressed good perspective in the ethnic constituencies where ethnic political parties gained seats, responsible persons from Karen People’s Party (KPP) and the Karen National Party (KNP) told Karen News. “People’s trust gradually falls back... Read more ►

R.I.P – Buddhist Monk – Myaing Gyi Ngu’s Sayadaw U Thuzana – 1947 – 2018

October 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Sayadaw U Thuzana, the controversial monk accused of helping the Burma military regime of engineering the devastating split that broke and caused irreparable damage to the Karen National Union in 1994, died in a Bangkok Hospital on Saturday. Saw Naung Bee, an associate and c... Read more ►

Burma’s Government Continues It Attacks on Journalists

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Three journalists from the Yangon base Eleven Media Group were arrested today, and could be charged under Section 505(b) and face up to two years in jail. Reuters report that Section 505(b) is a colonial-era law used to stop “publishing information that could cause fear o... Read more ►

Karen Armed Organizations to Hold Joint Commemoration of 70th Karen Resistance Day

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Four Karen armed organizations will cooperate in holding the 70th anniversary of the Karen National Resistance Day ceremony with a military parade on January 31, the officials said to Karen News. The leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the Democratic Karen ... Read more ►

VALE – DR FRANK GREEN – 1950 – 2018 A Life Operating So Others Could See

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Kanchana Thornton*

The death this week of Dr. Frank Green has left a massive void on the Thai Burma border, but Dr. Frank’s work in providing eye care to people from Burma lives on. Dr. Frank and his ophthalmologist colleague, Dr. Phillip Ambler, first came to the border region in 1990 to of... Read more ►

No Permission has been Granted for the Proposed Construction of 10,000-ton Cement Plant – Gen Saw Johnny

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has not permitted the construction of a proposed cement plant in Hlaingbwe Township under its controlled area, according to Gen. Saw Johnny, chief of staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) under the KNU. Yadanar Sai Kaung Myat Kyaw ... Read more ►

Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement: Burma Army Attacks on Karen Villagers, Displacing 340 Villagers – Clear Violation of NCA

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers have reported that the Burma Army is continuing to attack civilians and reinforce its troops in Karen State. The Free Burma Rangers said the “Burma Army’s continued occupation, troop reinforcement and aggressive... Read more ►

AKO Supports Efforts to Refer Tatmadaw to ICC

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwee

The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) said it supports the efforts to urge the UN to refer the Tatmadaw to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged genocide of ethnic tribes in Burma including the Karen. The AKO chair Saw Lwin Oo said this in his opening rema... Read more ►

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