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KNU Talks Post-ceasefire Peace Process with KNPP

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid efforts to entice more ethnic armed groups into the fold of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the Karen National Union shared its peace process experiences with the Karenni National Progressive Party at a meeting in Thailand last week. The KNU is one of the eight init... Read more ►

Education Activist U Naing Naing Tun Passes Away

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Education reform activist and champion of migrant education U Naing Naing Tun passed away on August 2 in Thailand, according to his colleagues. He suffered a heart attack and died in the Mae Sot Hospital. He was 47. “His death is a big loss. I’m very saddened,” said Ma... Read more ►

Karen State Health Department Tone Down H1N1 Flu Warnings, But Raise Alarm On Dengue Fever

August 4, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

As more cases of influenza (H1N1) are confirmed in several different locations in Burma including the former capital, Rangoon, Karen State Health Department officials have informed residents not to be overly frightened by the deadly flu. Doctor Kyaw Swar Myint, the Deputy Ch... Read more ►

KTWG Training Boosts Parents Role in their Children’s Education

August 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) ran a short training for parents of schoolchildren in its effort to raise awareness to get them involved in their children’s education. On the 31st of July, two teachers from the KTWG’s Mobile Teacher Training provided a short t... Read more ►

KNU and Local Aid Workers Urge for Continue Support for IDP Camp

August 2, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Local Karen National Union officials and aid workers are trying to drum up last-minute support for a shelter of internally displaced persons, before it runs out of funding in September. Over 70 representatives from 10 border-based Karen State civil society groups attended a ... Read more ►

Burmese Government Continues Its Crackdown on Journalists…

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s clampdown on the country’s journalists continues with the arrest of Myanmar Now’s editor, Ko Swe Win by police at Rangoon Airport on Sunday. Ko Swe Win was taken into custody by police while waiting to board a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. It is reported by Fron... Read more ►

Karen resistance fighter who served the KNLA for nearly seven decades passes away

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

General Saw Ka Sel Doh, a Karen resistance fighter who joined the Karen Nation Union’s armed wing in the first months of its existence in 1947, has passed away. Gen. Saw Ka Sel Doh, 92, died in Mae Sot Hospital, this morning, on July 31, after months of declining health an... Read more ►

Nearly 900 Kyaikdon Residents Evacuated due to Flooding

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Schools have been closed and nearly 900 people have been evacuated from a town in southern Kayin (Karen) State due to severe flooding, according to a local administrator. “Kwin Gyi Stream, Kyate Stream, and Haung Tharaw River have flooded. The water level rose to around fo... Read more ►

Mon State Government to Sponsor Traditional Karen ‘Wrist Tying’ Ceremonies

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A Mon State official has pledged K16 million (US$11,800) for a traditional Karen wrist trying ceremony, an event celebrating Karen culture and unity. “We are emphasizing development, and trying our best to support tradition and culture,” said Saw Myint Khine, Mon State... Read more ►

KYO Holds Youth Forum in Mae La Refugee Camp

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen refugee youth took part in a politics, peace and management bootcamp this week. Over 70 people attended the three-day training, which was held at the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, according to members of the Karen Youth Organization. The KYO organized... Read more ►

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