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Musicians Urge the Preservation of Karen Traditional Music

May 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen traditional musicians have urged the Karen people to preserve Karen traditional music since the majority of the Karen people are not interested in playing the Karen traditional musical instruments. Saw Mike Aung Kho, who plays Gain (Migyaung Hlyar) and Khanar (zither),... Read more ►

Karen Army Warns War is Close, if Government Troops Continue to Violate Ceasefire Agreement

May 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s army released a statement voicing its frustration and disappointment in national peace talks with Burma’s government and its military. The KNLA accused the government of using road building as a strategy to complete its attempts to militarize K... Read more ►

Thailand Transfers 93 Returning Refugees to Burma Government

May 9, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government has transferred 93 Myanmar refugees from five refugee camps to Burma government on May 7 under the bilateral agreement on the voluntary repatriation of the refugees from Thailand. The refugees living in Mae La, Umpiem, Nu Po, Ban Don Yang, and Mai Nai Soi... Read more ►

UNHCR Organizes Repatriation of 161 Refugees from Thai camps

May 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has finalized voluntary repatriation for 161 refugees that will begin on May 7th from five refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. UNHCR sources stated that this is the second batch of refugees that will be voluntary... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu IDPs in Need for Shelter Materials to Repair Housing before the Monsoon

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

Myaing Gyi Ngu Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State needs aids to repair roofs in early monsoon season. Although Myaing Gyi Ngu Sayadaw has donated roofing-leaves to repair the roofs in the IDP camps, which house over 5,000 IDPs, some hou... Read more ►

Residents Demand Chit Linn Myaing Quarry Company to Leave after Extracting all Permitted Stones

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Local residents of Lun Nya Village have demanded Chit Linn Myaing Company to withdraw the rock quarry project at the Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, Karen State after the company has produced rocks from all permitted amount of suds even though the project duration is no... Read more ►

Families Displaced by Burma Army Offensive Sent Back by Refugee Authorities – UNHCR Remains Silent

May 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Displaced families, fleeing the fighting in northern Karen State, crossed into Thailand to find safety, but were turned away by camp authorities at the Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp last week. The three families, consisting of 16 people were from the Papun area of Northern Ka... Read more ►

Ethnic Media Policy Drafting Committee Founds during the Sixth EMC in Hpa-an

May 3, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

A committee for drafting the ethnic media policy has been established for the sustainability of ethnic media during the Sixth Ethnic Media Conference. Narinjara News’s chief editor U Khaing Mrat Kyaw told Karen News that the decision was made during the Sixth Ethnic Media ... Read more ►

Workers urge Burma, Thai Governments to Assist them in Getting Full Labor Rights

May 3, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burma migrant workers and labor activists from Thailand’s Tak Province at the Thai-Burma border have urged Burma and Thai governments to assist them in getting full labor rights under the Thai law. A ceremony marking the 128th anniversary of the International Workers’ Da... Read more ►

May Day 2018: Workers in Burma Still Struggle for Equality, Equal Rights, Workplace Safety and a Living Wage

May 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Millions of workers around the world will take to the streets and city parks to commemorate May Day 2018. Workers will rally and march to show their solidarity and support for their workplace rights. May Day celebrations, also known as International Workers Day started in C... Read more ►

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