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Karen fighters kill four Burma Army soldiers and torch bus

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A combined force of Karen fighters launched an attack on a Burma Army outpost at Kyaung Sha Kone area in Myawaddy Township killing four soldiers and destroying a bus, according to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokeperson, confirmed that on Septe... Read more ►

Rebuilt bridge makes camp safe

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

A suspension bridge in Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp that was swept away in the worst floodwaters seen for 50 years in northern Thailand has been rebuilt by international NGO’s, including the Thailand Burma Border Consortium. The Karen Refugee Committee said the suspension ... Read more ►

Burma women’s group calls for peace

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Women League of Burma has called for an end to the civil war and atrocities with other six points of recommendation to the Burma government in their statement released on 21st September to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The WLB’s statement agree... Read more ►

Burma Army shoots down KNLA peace moves

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News reporters

Last week the Karen National Union announced in a media statement that it would hold a ceasefire day to acknowledge the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The KNU statement asked the Burma government to do likewise. “To demonstrate our commitment to peace, and r... Read more ►

Karen political party to launch magazine

September 22, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Pa-an based Plone-Swor Democratic Party of Karen State is to launch a monthly journal in the coming Karen New Year. The magazine will cover politics, Karen issues and international news. The new magazine is set to challenge the government’s claims that it is serious a... Read more ►

Burma’s ruling party want Karen recruits

September 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Union Solidarity and Development Party, Burma’s ruling party are on a recruitment drive to gain party members in Karen State, according to local residents. Local USDP members in Three Pagoda Pass area of Kyain Seikgyi Township in Karen State are campaigning in villages... Read more ►

Hseng Zeun R.I.P

September 20, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

Nan Paw Gay editor of Karen News said the death last week of Shan journalist Sai Hseng Zeun aka U Sein Kyi, will be a huge loss, not only to his community, but to ethnic journalism in particular. “There are not so many ethnic journalists with the experience and commitment ... Read more ►

KNU tightens construction ban on Tavoy to Kanchanaburi Road

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union has taken a tougher stance and banned all Italian-Thai Development Company vehicles from using the Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road that links southern Burma to Kanchanaburi in Thailand. A KNU official (who requested that their name not be used) told Karen Ne... Read more ►

Karen MP asks for EU aid

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Karen political party, Plao-Swaw Democratic Party (PSDP) urged the European Union to help civilians in Papun, Kyain Seikygi and southern Kawkariek Township, Karen state. The request comes after Ms Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Hu... Read more ►

Floods kill two Mae La camp refugees

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains killed two residents of Mae La refugee camp this week. According to Saw Ah Mu, the camp security officer, Saw Pe Klay 19, a high school student, was swept away by the fast floodwaters in the Htee Nu stream as he was crossing on his way... Read more ►

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