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Judgement day for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The jailed Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung will go to sentence on 13 March. His lawyer, said the court scheduled the decision date after hearing from both sides on March 8. “I tried to defend him at the hearing and explained to the judge why Padoh M... Read more ►

Karen Women to fight on

March 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization held a ceremony to honor the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012 by celebrating their victories and at the same time vowed to continue their fight for the emergence of legal protection and a guarantee of protection of women against viole... Read more ►

Burma journalists to be awarded

March 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Burma’s national journalism awards will be awarded for the first time in decades. The awards will be given to honor individual journalists by the country’s National Press Award Committee on 18th of March. The National Press Award Committee – a selection committee ... Read more ►

KNPP and government agree to further peace talks

March 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) agreed with the Burma government to open a liaison office for on-going peace talks after recently signing a state level ceasefire agreement. U Aung San Myint, the KNPP secretary 2, told Karen News. “We signed an agreement w... Read more ►

KNU and Burma government to meet in April to formalize ceasefire

March 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Karen National Union and the Burma government have agreed to meet in early April to formalize and finalize their preliminary ceasefire arrangement that was reached in a meeting on 12th January in the Karen State town of Pa-an. The KNU general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein... Read more ►

No place to call home…

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Kweh Say

After 60 years of military rule, Burma has become one of the least developed countries in the world. Military rule has denied civilians their basic human rights. Militarisation by the Burma Army (Tamadaw) in ethnic areas such as Karen, Shan and Kachin States continues to cau... Read more ►

KWO condemns Burma Army soldiers’ sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization issued a media statement late last night condemning the attempted rape of a 22-year-old mother who was “viciously attacked yesterday by two soldiers of the Burma Army on Sunday this week.” The KWO told Karen News that they have taken the yo... Read more ►

Burma army soldiers cross to Thailand to sexually assault Karen villager

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Two soldiers from the Burma Army attempted to rape a Karen woman in a location near the Thai border village of Mulu Chai [opposite Thay Baw Boe village on the Burma side], Phophra district in Tak province, Thailand. On 5th of March 2012 at about 4 pm, two men Burma Army sold... Read more ►

Karen Worldwide Put Forward Their Best Position

March 5, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Karen ethnic organizations, from both inside Burma and overseas, attended a conference organized by the Karen Worldwide alliance. The conference ran for four days, from 27th February to 1st March, and was held inside Karen State. Karen Worldwide say the conference was called... Read more ►

UN Security Council R 1325 – Karen women have to be part of the peace process

March 5, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Ms K’nyaw Paw an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization and Presidium Board Member of Women’s League of Burma told Karen News that is crucial that women are an integral part of the on-going peace negotiations with the Burma government and the Karen Nati... Read more ►

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