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MPT Offers 30-minute Free Calls in Flood-affected Areas

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

MPT (Myanma Posts and Telecommunications) has offered free calls up to 30 minutes to its subscribers in 18 townships in the Karen State, Mon State, and eastern Bago Region, which has recently been hit by flood, according to a press release sent by MPT to Karen News on August... Read more ►

Flood Victims still Unable to Return Home due to Slow Recede of Flood

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The water level of the Than Lwin (Salween) River is still five feet above its danger level in the Karen State and the homes of the local residents are still submerged even though the flood has receded, so Hpa-an residents are still facing difficulties in returning home. The ... Read more ►

Flood-affected Victims still Need Aids on Kawt-Lon Island

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Relief aids are still needed for over 2,000 people from 15 villages on Kawt-lon Island in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State after the island became flooded by the swelling river caused by a week-long rainfall, village officials said. “Our entire island was submerged. The wat... Read more ►

Three Townships in Karen State Hit Hardest by Flood – Over 16,000 People Affected

July 30, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Myawaddy, Hlaing-bwe, and Hpa-an townships, in Karen State, have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rain triggered a sudden rise in the river level of the Than-lwin (Salween) River and the Thaung-yin (Moei) River this week, the State Department of Disaster Manageme... Read more ►

State Counsellor’s Peace Talk in Hpa-an Postponed Indefinitely, Visited Flood Victims Instead

July 30, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace talk in Hpa-an has been postponed indefinitely due to bad weather, instead the State Counsellor visited flood victims in relief camps in the Karen State’s capital. The peace talk was originally scheduled to be held be... Read more ►

Authorities Forcibly Abolish Buildings on Land Given away by the Military in San-pa-ree Village Tract

July 22, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen State authorities have been clearing up unauthorized buildings since July 17 on the land that has been released by the military in San Pa Ree Village Tract, Hpa-an Township. A total of 928.93 acres of land out of 1,128.39 acres, which has been released by the milit... Read more ►

Karen State Records 436 Dengue During Wet Season – Authorities Warn Community To Stop Dengue by Keeping House and Gardens Clean

July 22, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The wet season in Burma is when dengue fever strikes communities. The Karen State public health department has diagnosed 436 people dengue fever as of July 14, 2018. Among the recorded 436 cases, 306 were from Hpa-an, 35 from Kawkareik, 39 from Hlaingbwe, 20 from Myawady, 8 ... Read more ►

Telling Stories from Karen State to Tasmaina

July 20, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Henry Zwartz, a former Karen News journalist, now working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was nominated for a 2018 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award. The event took place in Sydney on Wednesday July 18. Henry’s nomination was for his visual documentati... Read more ►

Skirmish breaks out in KNU Brigade 5 area amid 21st Century Panglong Conference

July 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in the area controlled by the KNU Brigade 5 in Hpapun (Mu Traw) District in the Karen State on July 12 while the third session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong) is being held in Na... Read more ►

National Solidarity Should be Built Through Equality, Not Military Pressure – KNU Says

July 17, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

National solidarity should be built in the union through freedom, equality, and justice between the ethnic people and not through military pressure and force, said the Karen National Union (KNU) chair General Mutu Say Poe in his speech on the first day of the Union Peace Con... Read more ►

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