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Australian Karen Community Urge Foreign Minister to Pressure Suu Kyi and Burma’s Military to Stop Rights Violations

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organisation wrote to Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop to ask her to use her position to pressure Burma’s government and its Army to immediately withdraw its soldiers from ethnic regions. The AKO explained in its letter to Ms Bishop, that ... Read more ►

KYO Urges more Cooperation Between Ethnic Youths

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Youth Organization (KYO)’s chair Saw Ler Ner has urged more cooperation between ethnic youths in the situation where Burma’s political transition cannot guarantee basic rights of ethnic people. “We are still fighting the battles using the political movement ... Read more ►

Australia Karen Join Global Protest against Burma Army Attacks on Villagers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organization rallied outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra to protest against the Burma Army’s recent attacks on villages in Karen State. Members of the Australian Karen community travelled from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to protest. The Australi... Read more ►

Testimony Burma Army Offensives Using Kachin Civilians as Human Shields and Mine Sweepers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Woman’s Association Thailand issued a statement on May 15, 2018 contradicting claims made by Burma Army commanders that recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army did not target civilians. The statement said KWAT interviews with displaced people had ... Read more ►

Displaced Mutraw Villagers Can’t go Home – ‘Temporary Stop’ of Road Building Agreement Favors Burma Army Until End of Wet Season

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Despite Burma Army promises to withdraw its soldiers and stop a construction of a contentious road at the center of the military conflict, thousands displaced villagers are unable to return to their villages in northern Karen State. In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw... Read more ►

Health Seminar Held with Border Health Organizations and Experts

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thai-Burma border-based health organizations, local health experts and health experts from overseas, and leaders of ethnic health organizations participated in a health seminar at the Thai-Burma border on May 21-22. The Burma Medical Association (BMA)’s director Saw Nay Ht... Read more ►

KNU/KNLA (PC) Says It does not Want the Peace Process to Bring to a Standstill

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) said it does not want the peace process to be in a standstill and it will continue to work for peace. Military commanders from the KNU/KNLA-PC said this during a meeting between the KNU/K... Read more ►

KSPN Condemns Acts of Government, Tatmadaw Against Peaceful Demonstrators

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

The Karen Peace Support Network (KSPN) issued a statement on May 17 to condemn the government and the Tatmadaw for arresting and suing people involved in peaceful demonstrations where they called for the end of war in various areas in Burma. “We want to highlight how the d... Read more ►

LNG Project Awaits Consent from Gov’t, Locals to Install Power Lines Across Two Townships in Karen State

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Total will install overhead power transmission lines across two townships in the Karen State to transmit power from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant in Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township in the Tanintharyi Region to a 500 kV substation in the Bago Region, according to... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army Thrash Out Agreement to Temporary Stop Road Building in Northern Karen State – Displaced Villagers to Return

May 19, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen National Union delegation led by its chairman, General Saw Mutu Sae Po met unofficially with Burma Army’s Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing, to discuss the fighting in the Papun area of Northern Karen State. The KNU and the Burma Army met on Thursday, May 17 at the Y... Read more ►

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