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Burma’s Parliament Opens – NLD In-Charge Except For…

February 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s new parliament held its first sitting today – with Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party making up the majority of the ranks of parliamentarians present. The NLD won 77 % of the vote in nationwide elections on November 8 last year – inclu... Read more ►

Five Karen Political Parties to Unite Into One

January 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Preparations for the integration of five Karen political parties are now underway and it is planned that the five parties will unite within the year. The decision to be integrated was made at an integration meeting held on the 26th of January in Rangoon where 30 delegates fr... Read more ►

*Though few in number, ethnic MPs are hopeful about new Parliament

January 29, 2016  •  Author: Connor Macdonald & Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now

Ahead of the new NLD-dominated assembly, six newly elected MPs from five ethnic parties speak about their aspirations, what alliances they will form, and what drives them. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – The faces of Myanmar’s new Parliament, when it convenes in Napyitaw on F... Read more ►

Release of Political Prisoners Welcomed, but “Revolving Door” of Arrests Continues, Burma Campaign UK Warns

January 26, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A human rights advocacy groups called for caution as Burma’s government released 52 political prisoners, stating that the situation is like a “revolving door” with hundreds still awaiting trial and fresh arrests. Burma’s government released 52 political prisoners thi... Read more ►

Karen Leaders New Year Call For Unity, Ethnic Rights and the End of Oppression

January 26, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In messages to mark Karen News Years Day and addressed to Karen both in Burma and across the world, leaders urged unity. “If we are united we will have victory. On this New Year, wherever we are, if we unite our voices from everywhere [all over the world], people will be f... Read more ►

Human Rights Organisation Allege Government ‘Cover-up’ at the “Highest Levels” in Murder Investigation

January 21, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army covered up evidence that members of its armed forces may have raped and murdered two young Kachin teachers last year, a report released by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) alleged. The report, entitled ‘Justice Delayed, Justice Denied,’ pre... Read more ►

*Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes On New NLD Government

January 15, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now

Lives in limbo for over four years, many hope the new government will prioritise peace in Kachin so they could go home MYITKYINA, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – For more than six months in 2011, Ywe Ja refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fight... Read more ►

2016 Health Warning – Dengue Fever Still With Us

January 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Tender runs a small clinic in a converted room in her house in Htaw Ywae village in Karen State and said 2015 was a hard year for dengue fever. “We have had 15 cases in December alone, it is still a big a problem, altogether we treated 653 cases this year. We had a eig... Read more ►

Karen State Authorities Plans To Crack Down On Unlicensed Vehicles Upsets All Drivers

January 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

News that authorities in Karen State are planning to crack down on drivers using unlicensed vehicles is causing a great deal of worry among the state’s car owners. Most of the vehicles being driven in Karen State are unlicensed for travel interstate and there is an acknow... Read more ►

Suu Kyi, Gen. Mutu Celebrate Karen New Year With Call For Ethnic Rights To Be Recognized In Constitution

January 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen people spread all over the world celebrated Karen New Year Day on January 10, 2016. Karen in Burma, on the border gathered at a wide variety of places to welcome the New Year. Celebration took place in Shwe Kokko, Rangoon and Hpa-an, where the former, President U Thein... Read more ►

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