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The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party to run in Kawhmu in the by-election

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP), which is based in the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an, will run for a seat in the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) in Kawhmu Township, Rangoon Region in the upcoming by-election in April, the party’s vice-chairman Mann Aung Pyae Soe tol... Read more ►

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

*‘The fishing industry needs capital, technology and market access’

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Myanmar Now

THANDWE, Rakhine State – Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s poorest regions, where fishing is an important livelihood and business, while it also provides food for many subsistence fishermen. A 2014 Oxfam report estimated 43 percent of the population was to some degre... Read more ►

KNU and NMSP clash twice within the same day in Yebyu

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Two skirmishes broke out between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the New Mon State Party (NMSP) within the same day near Thè Chaung Phyar Village, Yebyu Township in Tenasserim Region on 11 January, both armed groups confirmed. The skirmishes resumed between the two armed... Read more ►

Eight-point draft policy on political sector discussed for national-level political dialogue

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen representatives discussed an eight-point draft policy for the political sector during the Karen National Political Dialogue for Political Sector, which was held at Zwegabin Hall in the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an from 11 to 13 January. During the press conference he... Read more ►

Young Karen Domestic Worker’s Unexplained Death Sparks Concerns in Migrant Community

January 15, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The unexpected death of a young Karen woman found in a Bangkok apartment on January 3, 2017, has raised suspicions among the Karen community. The circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman, Nan Pawt Eh Mwee, 22, (also know as) Nan Htay Htay Oo have left many in ... Read more ►

KNU aims to work on land issues in practice

January 11, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) will not only negotiate land issues in the Karen State with the Burmese government but also carry them out in practice, KNU’s joint secretary-2 Pado Mann Mann Mann said. He made the remarks at the press conference held on the last day of the ... Read more ►

International Based Groups Denied Vote at KNU 16th Congress Elections – “Congress Election Outcome Critical to How KNU Progresses Its Peace Plans…”

January 1, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union 16th Congress vote, scheduled for March 2017, is looking like one of the most critical elections the KNU has held. Observers note that the outcome will decide which KNU faction will lead the organization’s efforts to work on securing peace for the ... Read more ►

Territory, Natural Resources Dispute Fuels Fighting Between Karen and Mon Armies in Burma’s Southern Township of Yephyu

December 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Fighting between Karen and Mon soldiers over natural resources and control of territory resulted in one officer wounded by gunfire. The Karen National Liberation Army and the Mon National Liberation Army exchanged fire near Mann Aung village in Ye Phyu Township on December 2... Read more ►

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