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Over 3,000 People Attend Funeral of Former KNLA Brig. 1 Operation Commander

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar

Over 3,000 people attended the funeral of veteran Karen revolutionary leader in Myit Kyoe Village of Bilin Township, Mon State on February 27. Col. Saw Ye Din, former operations commander of the KNLA Brigade 1 under the Karen National Union (KNU), passed away at the age of 7... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

Locals to Urge Union Gov’t to Meet their Demands on Min Lwin Mountain Project

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Local residents will make demands to the Union Government if the Mon State Government fails to meet their demands on Min Lwin (Maw Lay) Mountain project in Thaton Township, Mon State. “The company is working together with the government. We have submitted to the Mon State ... Read more ►

CSOs Express Deep Concerns over Plans to Resume Dawei SEZ

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thirty-six environmental civil society organizations (CSOs) issued a joint statement on February 20 to express deep concerns over the government’s plans to resume the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended since U Thein Sein Administration, in November... Read more ►

Public Needs to Know Code of Conduct, Says Mon Border/Security Minister

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The public needs to be aware of the code of conduct that must be observed by both the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed group[s] during the ceasefire period, according to Col. Win Naing Oo, Mon State Minister of Security and Border. He said this remark at the recent meeting betw... Read more ►

Workshop Held in Hpa-an to Boost Networking among CSOs

February 24, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Women Leadership Sector and Gender Equality Workshop and CSO meeting has been held at Hotel Gabbana in Karen State’s Capital Hpa-an on February 20-21 with the aim to introduce the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Karen State and share their activities and boos... Read more ►

Over 1,000 Burmese Migrant Workers Protest Demanding Full Wage in Mae Sot

February 16, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers from Golden File gem-polishing workshop in Bang Wang Takhian Village in the Thai border town of Mae Sot launched a strike on February 14 over the issue of not receiving full wage and getting their wages cut off for document fees. “They do... Read more ►

Local Residents Tumultuously Welcome Saw Ba U Gyi Statue to be Inaugurated at the KNU’s Win Yay Area

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A statue of Karen martyr Saw Ba U Gyi received a tumultuous welcome from local residents in Naung Tal Village under the Karen National Union (KNU)-controlled area in the Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township on February 3. The statue is scheduled for installation at the KNU’s ... Read more ►

Rohingya Mass Graves: HRW Demands Serious Response from UN Security Council, EU and US – Investigate Prosecute Burma’s Military

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch issued a statement following Associated Press’s reporting on the discovery of additional Rohingya mass graves in Rakhine State. Mr Robertson said on the 1 February,that AP’s reporting had raised “…the stak... Read more ►

KNU Calls for Negotiations with Gov’t Resuming Dawei SEZ’s two-lane Highway Project

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) demanded negotiations with the union government over the plan to resume the construction of a two-lane highway connecting Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended during U Thein Sein Administration in 2013, and the Thai borde... Read more ►

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