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Five Organizers of Karen Martyrs’ Day Event Face Charges under Ward/Village Law

August 16, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Local authorities are planning to charge five organizers of the 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day event under the Ward and Village Tract Administration Law for holding the commemoration without permission at the Kayin People’s Party (KPP) office in Hinthada Township, Irrawaddy Reg... Read more ►

Despite Official Threats to Stop Karen Martyrs’ Day – It Marches On – Commemorated in the Delta Region

August 14, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Karen leaders in the Irrawaddy Region ignored warnings and threats from Burmese authorities trying to stop Karen people commemorating the annual Martyr Day on August 12. The Karen leaders from Hinthada Township are angry at the Burmese authorities for disturbing and threaten... Read more ►

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Karen Community Groups Want Respect, Management Rights and Governance Over Ancestral Territories

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen environmentalists demanded the Burma government “to respect and honor indigenous Karen peoples’ governance and management rights over their ancestral territories.” The Salween Peace Park Committee (SPPC) and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) r... Read more ►

Over 100,000 Students Study Karen Literature in Ayeyarwady Region

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

A total of 123,696 students are learning Karen literature in government schools in the Ayeyarwady Region in the 2018-2019 academic year, according to the regional education office. There were only 91,871 students learning Karen literature in the previous 2017-18 academic yea... Read more ►

68th Karen Martyrs’ Day to be Held in Various Cities

August 10, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day will be held in cities like Yangon, Myaungmya, Kangyidaunt, and Pantanaw on August 12, the ceremony coordinators said to Karen News. Kangyidaunt Township Karen Literature and Culture Committee’s chair Mahn San Win told Karen News that the Kare... Read more ►

Asean River Watch Groups Decide Focusing on Environmental Protection in the Region

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Youth leaders of environmental conservation groups from the Asean region have decided to boost their advocacy for environmental conservation in Asean countries. The youth leaders of river watch groups from the Asean region attended the 2nd Regional River Watch Groups Forum a... Read more ►

MPT Offers 30-minute Free Calls in Flood-affected Areas

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

MPT (Myanma Posts and Telecommunications) has offered free calls up to 30 minutes to its subscribers in 18 townships in the Karen State, Mon State, and eastern Bago Region, which has recently been hit by flood, according to a press release sent by MPT to Karen News on August... Read more ►

Flood Victims still Unable to Return Home due to Slow Recede of Flood

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The water level of the Than Lwin (Salween) River is still five feet above its danger level in the Karen State and the homes of the local residents are still submerged even though the flood has receded, so Hpa-an residents are still facing difficulties in returning home. The ... Read more ►

Flood-affected Victims still Need Aids on Kawt-Lon Island

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Relief aids are still needed for over 2,000 people from 15 villages on Kawt-lon Island in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State after the island became flooded by the swelling river caused by a week-long rainfall, village officials said. “Our entire island was submerged. The wat... Read more ►

Three Townships in Karen State Hit Hardest by Flood – Over 16,000 People Affected

July 30, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Myawaddy, Hlaing-bwe, and Hpa-an townships, in Karen State, have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rain triggered a sudden rise in the river level of the Than-lwin (Salween) River and the Thaung-yin (Moei) River this week, the State Department of Disaster Manageme... Read more ►

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