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Panglong fails to address need for landmine clearance agreements

May 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Peace negotiators are anxious to see long-promised mine clearance activities get underway so that refugee resettlement and development can move forward. The head of the Union-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee called on the public to urge their local officials to mak... Read more ►

BGF arrests tree planters in Mon State’s Dar Li forest reserve

May 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Four villagers found sowing seeds on disputed land were arrested on May 23. Officers from the Border Guard Force caught the four villagers as they were planting trees in Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw township. Locals say the plot was made into a protected forest reserve in 2015, ... Read more ►

Still Fighting Ethnic Armed Groups Accept ‘Special Invitation’ to Peace Conference

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Union Peace Conference second session started yesterday with the surprise inclusion of eight armed ethnic organizations who had not signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. In addition, some of the ethnic armed organizations are currently in armed conflict with govern... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP’s Temporary Shelter in Need of Roof Repair, Supplies

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Myaing Gyi Ngu shelter for displaced families is in urgent need of roof repairs before the monsoon season fully kicks in, officials said. The Karen State temporary shelter began housing thousands of people last September when fighting erupted between a splinter faction o... Read more ►

RCSS to refrain from signing any agreements at 21st-Century Panglong Conference

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid much speculation about what can be achieved at the second round of the Union Peace Conference, scheduled to start on May 24, even the ceasefire signatory groups seem baffled. The Restoration Council of Shan State announced that while it will attend the meeting, it will ... Read more ►

Thousands of Displaced Karen Villagers Call for Burma Army to Get Off Their Land

May 24, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Today, while the peace dialogue in Nay Phyi Daw resumes for its second round, displaced Karen villagers in remote areas of northern Karen State staged a protest over the Burma Army occupying their lands and preventing their safe return. The protest took place at Ei Tu Hta, a... Read more ►

KNU Official Carrying Arms in Mixed Control Areas Gets Complaint from Govt State Border Affair

May 21, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

A member of the Karen State government has objected to a Karen National Union official totting guns in an area of “dual administration”. The KNU signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in 2015, which as they were recently reminded, restricts them from carrying gu... Read more ►

Myeik interfaith forum participants to create conflict prevention network

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Myanmar needs a conflict prevention network, religious and civil society leaders in Tanintharyi Region announced at a conference this week. “We will establish a network by uniting people of different religions from various fields [to prevent] issues that can cause religiou... Read more ►

Teaching hospital opened in Karen State

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

A Canadian charity and the Karen National Union launched Karen State’s first modern teaching hospital this weekend. The 24-bed, Taw Naw Teaching Hospital will train local healthcare practitioners and help boost local public health services, according to Global Neighbors Ca... Read more ►

Hpa-an’s Telaku Village welcomes uptick in visitors

May 14, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Tourists are increasingly finding their way to a unique enclave in Kayin (Karen) State where the Telaku Karen live, village elders told KIC news. The Telaku village in Hpa-an township is home to just over three dozen members of the sub-group of the Karen people. Though the r... Read more ►

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