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Karen National Union Stops Kyaukgyi-Mu The’ Road Expansion

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The expansion of the 20-mile-long dry season road connecting Kyaukyi – Mu-The’ village in the Pago (Pegu) region has been ordered to to stop by the Karen National Union because they claim that little consultation with villagers has been done. Local Karen National... Read more ►

KNU and Karen State Government Meet to Discuss Land Issues

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) met with officials from the Karen State Government to discuss cooperation on solving ongoing and future land issues on 6 December at the Karen State Government office. Karen State Government officials including the Security and Border Affairs M... Read more ►

Maimed by Landmines, Karen Villagers Join Soldiers to Commemorate World Disability Day

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Saw De Koh De

The International Day of Persons with Disability was celebrated for the first time in honor of Karen villagers and soldiers who lost limbs during Burma’s civil war. The ceremony was held at Maw Per Kho village, Hlaing Bwe Township of Pa-an District. Saw Nay Kaw, an organiz... Read more ►

Burma Army, BGF and DKBA Human Rights Abuses Push Displaced Villagers To the Edge of Health Crisis

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Free Burma Rangers released a report documenting human rights abuses during fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force on Karen villagers. FBR state that the villagers in the Karen National Lib... Read more ►

Final Call for 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Nominations

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Phan Foundation has issued a final call for nominations for the annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award for 2016 – the closing date is December 31, 2016. Slone Phan, Director of the Phan Foundation and the youngest son of Padoh Mahn Sha said in the statement that the ... Read more ►

Burma Army Tortures Three Farmers for Talking Loudly and Shoots Farmer in Mong Yen, Northern Shan State

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the Shan Human Rights Foundation on December 6, 2016, details the torture and shooting of villagers in northern Shan State. The statement alleged that three villagers were “tortured for speaking loudly.” The SHRF report that on “November 13, 201... Read more ►

ICRC Trains KNLA on Law of Armed Conflict

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently gave training on the law of armed conflict (LOAC) to senior military leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Over 40 military leaders from the KNLA under the KNU Brigade 7 attended the training, which... Read more ►

Karen EAOs and Political Parties Attend Federalism Workshop

December 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Three Karen ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and four Karen political parties held their first federalism workshop at Lay Kay Kaw Myothit in Myawaddy Township, Karen State from 29 to 30 November. Saw Tar Mu Lar, the Karen National Union (KNU) Chairman’s Office Secretary, ... Read more ►

Karen New Year Celebrations To Be Held in Naypyidaw for The First Time

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Karen Members of Parliament (MPs) will lead the first Naypyidaw Karen New Year Festival when the 79th New Year Festival is held at the MCC-2 Hall in Naypidaw on 29 December. Saw Shar Phaung Awar, the Naypyidaw Karen New Year Organising Committee Joint Secretary told Karen Ne... Read more ►

*As labourers leave Myanmar delta, farmers struggle to mechanise

December 2, 2016  •  Author: Myanmar Now

KWINYAR VILLAGE, Ayeyarwady Region – On a recent November morning, farmer Soe Myint Aung was busy collecting rice from his harvester and loading it into bags. It is heavy work but still he knows he is lucky; with 17 acres of paddy field situated along a road in Kwiny... Read more ►

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