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Shwe Koko: Big Winners – Burma Army and international Crime Syndicates at Expense of Karen People – KNU, Community Groups Want it Stopped

March 26, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Plans to turn rice fields running from the River Moei up into the Dawna Mountain Range into a giant construction site of large concrete houses, apartment blocks, casinos and an international airport are causing concerns for Karen community groups. The grand plan to turn thou... Read more ►

Burma Closes Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge to Foreigners – Residents Worry Unofficial Crossings Still Operating

March 19, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma government has closed its Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge crossing to foreigners in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). The Burma government has said the border is closed to all foreigners with the exemption of Thai and Myanmar citizens. U Than... Read more ►

Sued Karen Environmental Activist To Fight His Case

March 12, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Saw Tha Boe, a Karen environmental activist who was sued and charged with defamation against the State by Hpa-An Township court says he will fight the case to prove he did not break the law. On March 6, local police went to arrest Saw Tha Boe, who works for Karen River Watch... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks, Displaces 300 Karen Villagers as Suu Kyi Tours Karen State

February 25, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between Burma Army and Karen soldiers in northern Karen State forced hundreds of villagers from their home into jungle hideouts while the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is touring Karen State. Ceasefire violations by Burma Army had caused tensions with Karen Nati... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Group Calls for Boycott of Companies’ Linked to Burma’s Military

February 25, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) put out a statement calling the people of Burma and international communities in the country to boycott products of companies linked to Burma’s military. The KWO statement issued on February 18, 2020 urged for a ban on products made b... Read more ►

Karen National Day in Brief

February 10, 2020  •  Author:

Karen National Day in Brief February 11, 2020 Starting from the end of WW-2, the entire Karen nationality called for the creation of a Karen State. However, the AFPFL government in power, under the domination of the Burman/Myanmar ultra-nationalists, falsely and derisive... Read more ►


February 9, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Respected Health Worker Loses Battle with Cancer Padoh Saw Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, a department head of the Karen National Union, passed away on February 8 at 12:49 PM at his home on the Thai-Burma border. Padoh Saw Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, aged 65, died after suffering from liver cancer, ... Read more ►

Ethnic Groups Support ICJ on Rohingya Genocide Lawsuit Against Burma Government and its Military

December 11, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The International Court of Justice began its hearing on December 10 in The Hague, Netherlands on its genocide lawsuit filed by Gambia against Burma government. Prior to the court hearing, several ethnic Karen, Karenni and Shan civil society groups put out a joint statement s... Read more ►

Thankful for Good Fortune, Saw Than Htet, Reaches Out to Others in Need

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Saw Aung Than Wai and Bridgitte Agocs

On a recent mission to Mon State, Burma Children Medical Fund staff were surprised to see an old patient, Saw Than Htet turn up with villagers to have their eyes tested. Now grown up, married with wife and family, Saw Than Htet, now 33, reflected back to when BCMF organized ... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army to Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss Road Development, Troop Movements and Conflict

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union is to meet with Burma Army officers to discuss tensions over road building, troop expansion in Karen State. The meeting will be held in Naypyidaw, today, December 10 2019, according to KNU statement released yesterday. The meeting is mainly to discus... Read more ►

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