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KNU Official Carrying Arms in Mixed Control Areas Gets Complaint from Govt State Border Affair

May 21, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

A member of the Karen State government has objected to a Karen National Union official totting guns in an area of “dual administration”. The KNU signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in 2015, which as they were recently reminded, restricts them from carrying gu... Read more ►

Myeik interfaith forum participants to create conflict prevention network

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Myanmar needs a conflict prevention network, religious and civil society leaders in Tanintharyi Region announced at a conference this week. “We will establish a network by uniting people of different religions from various fields [to prevent] issues that can cause religiou... Read more ►

Teaching hospital opened in Karen State

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

A Canadian charity and the Karen National Union launched Karen State’s first modern teaching hospital this weekend. The 24-bed, Taw Naw Teaching Hospital will train local healthcare practitioners and help boost local public health services, according to Global Neighbors Ca... Read more ►

Hpa-an’s Telaku Village welcomes uptick in visitors

May 14, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Tourists are increasingly finding their way to a unique enclave in Kayin (Karen) State where the Telaku Karen live, village elders told KIC news. The Telaku village in Hpa-an township is home to just over three dozen members of the sub-group of the Karen people. Though the r... Read more ►

Migrant Workers Face Difficulties to Process New Thai Employment Documents, as Agents Cash In

May 11, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Migrant workers and employers find the resulting process of the official joint agreement of the Thai and Burma governments to issue them with new legal papers time consuming, difficult and complicated. The two governments reached an agreement to issue the new paperwork known... Read more ►

Australian Media Under Threat From Greedy Bosses

May 9, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Journalists working at Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, The Age in Melbourne and the Australian Financial Review took strike action on Wednesday 10 May to protest management’s decision to cut 125 full time jobs at the newspapers. Staff took strike action after managem... Read more ►

Labor attaché refutes reports of Myanmar workers arrested at Myawaddy border

May 8, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

A Burma embassy official denied what he said were “rumors” about migrant workers being arrested or left stranded at the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border. Prior to Thingyan, Thailand announced a New Year’s gift for its large community of migrant workers, declaring that passport-... Read more ►

Myawaddy Residents Protest Electricity Price Hikes

May 8, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Angered over recent electricity price increases and frequent blackouts, over 200 people staged a protest on May 1 in Myawaddy township, Kayin State. Protesters complained that the recent change in power distributors was not handled transparently, and said the new arrangement... Read more ►

Workers Of The World Unite!

May 1, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Today workers around the world take to the streets to commemorate May Day and to show their solidarity for their hard fought rights and to continue to protest for a better world. For workers in Burma it’s an especially hard life. Low wages, often a dangerous working envir... Read more ►

Villagers Demand Return of Confiscated Land at Ceasefire Monitoring Team Meeting

May 1, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Villagers demanded the return of their land, confiscated by the Burma Army, with members of the Karen State Ceasefire Joint Monitoring Committee – State level (JMC-S) who held its first meeting with local villagers on April 26 at Kya-in Gyi village, in Kyain Seikgyi Townsh... Read more ►

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