Filter by:

1540 STORIES IN ARTICLES

*After successful polls, Myanmar election commission deals with disputes

March 1, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win and Htet Khaung Linn (Myanmar Now)

For dozens of elected representatives and losing candidates, as well as the Union Election Commission, the election process is far from over. NAYPYITAW (Myanmar Now) – On a recent February morning, just after Myanmar’s new, democratically-elected parliament convened... Read more ►

The KNU’s Forestry Department Helps Karen Communities Go Green on World Environment Day

February 25, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

In a move to raise awareness about environmental issues, the Karen National Union’s Forestry department launched a project to encourage communities living in areas under its control to grow more tress. The KNU’s Forestry Department’s ‘greening project’ wants each h... Read more ►

Karen Refugee Committee Presses New Gov’t to Take Refugee Issue Seriously

February 23, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

New executive members of the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) have called for the new NLD government to put the issue of refugee repatriation on its agenda. The KRC executive said the new government had to ensure refugees could ireturn in safety and with dignity when the time c... Read more ►

Forced to Pay to Farm Their Own Land, Villagers Now Demand Burma Army Returns Their Confiscated Land

February 19, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

War Zwin villagers in Pulaw Township, Tannitharyi Division want their confiscated lands return to them. The villagers’ lands were taken in 2001by Burma Army to make way for the No.12 Secondary Military Training School. Saw Hser K’paw Doh, a War Zwin villager told Karen N... Read more ►

End of Funding Will Force Ei Tu Hta Karen Displaced Peoples’ Camp To Close

February 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shuang

Funding for thousands of displaced Karen people living at Ei Tu Hta IDP camp face a daunting future as funding will stop in September 2017. Karen News is led to understand that the funding for basic food assistance for the displaced Karen people living at the IDP camp will e... Read more ►

KNU: NLD Priorities – Change the Constitution and Start Peace Talks With Ethnic Armed Groups

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, general secretary of the Karen National Union, explains that the Burma’s new government priorities are to change the Constitution and to begin political dialogue with the country’s ethnic armed groups. Padoh ... Read more ►

General Baw Kyaw Heh: Ethnic Groups Have to Stay Strong and United

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive Interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, Vice Chief-of-Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army, question the potential of Burma’s new government to wrestle power from the country’s military elite. General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief-of-Staff ... Read more ►

The KNU Exchange Views with Civil Society Groups on Future Political Discussions

February 9, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

As part of its preparation for the upcoming political talks with the newly elected National League of Democracy government, representatives of the Karen National Union held a meeting with civil society organizations to exchange views. The meeting was held in Hpa-an at the of... Read more ►

KNU Delegate Meets Regional Peace Support Group In Cambodia

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A Karen National Union delegation met with the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) in Cambodia last week to discuss about cooperation in the peace building process in Burma. The four-member-delegation led by Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, the KNU secretary, visited Cambodi... Read more ►

BGF Militia Commander’s Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A pick-up truck carrying a commander of the Border Guard Force and troops was attacked by an unknown armed group on the old Myawaddy-Kawkareik Road last week – no casualties were reported. The incident happened on the 2nd February, 2016 at about 4 pm when a pick-up tru... Read more ►

Send this to friend