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Mae La Ma Luang Refugee Camp Quarantined After Confirmation of H1N1 Cases

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

After three H1N1 flu cases were confirmed at a refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border last week, the area has been under quarantine with entries and exits temporarily suspended, according to officials at the camp. The Karen Refugee Committee send the restriction at the M... Read more ►

Drug Rehab Group Starts Education Campaign in Karen State

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A drug rehabilitation group has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness about their services, and convince youth to kick the habit, or not to start in the first place. The Myanmar Drug Addicts Rehabilitation Association (Central) launched the education program ... Read more ►

Burma Army Continues Killing, Looting and Displacing Kachin Civilians

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers, released a report that supports statements made by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) that the Burma Army is targeting civilians in Northern Burma. The Free Burma Rangers said that “on August 11th t... Read more ►

Kachin Women’s Group Documents Burma Army Continued Abuse of Civilians

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) released a statement demanding the Burma Army stops it abuses of civilians. The KWAT said it its statement that “on August 11, 2017, hundreds of Burma Army troops entered Kasung village, in Mogaung township of Kachin St... Read more ►

Illegal Sand Dredging Goes Unchecked on Rapidly Vanishing Island in Karen State

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Illegal sand dredging has continued unabated on an island in Hpa-an township, despite locals’ complaints that the activity is causing massive erosion. The dredging on Ta Yoke Hla Island was first noticed by the residents in July, and they reported to the local police at th... Read more ►

New Sub-station Expected to Light up Karen State Villages

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Several villages in Karen State may soon be hooked up to the electrical grid once a new sub-station comes online, according to an official from the State Electric Power Enterprise. “We are trying to distribute power to Myawady, Kawkareik, Kyondoe, Sukali and Waw Lay Myaing... Read more ►

Karen State Residents Object to Proposed Rock Quarry on Mee Zan Mountain

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

A company soliciting public backing for its rock quarry project received instead a deluge of fury and objections during a consultation held over this past weekend. The Explosives Consultation and Application Myanmar Company held an initial public meeting with Karen State res... Read more ►

Karen State Medical Authorities Confirm One Dead but Treatment Continues of AH1N1 Cases at Hpa-an Hospital

August 18, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The State Chief physician confirmed at a press conference held on August 15 that one AH1N1 flu positive patient had died at Hpa-an Hospital. Doctor Kyaw Myint, chief physician of the Karen State Public Hospital stated during the press conference that there were two AH1N1 pos... Read more ►

Thailand Closes Grace Period Registration of Migrant Workers

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

With the leniency period now over, Thailand has warned that any remaining unregistered migrant laborers may be deported. Until the August 7 deadline, employers were instructed to register all undocumented workers without risk of facing newly increased fines. Over 772,000 mig... Read more ►

Fight for Self-determination Must Continue Through Peaceful Means: KNLA General

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A leader of the Karen National Liberation Army has called for continuing the fight for ethnic autonomy, but through peaceful, political means. Speaking on the 67th anniversary of Karen National Martyrs’ Day, General Saw Johnny said Karen autonomy has not yet been realized,... Read more ►

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