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Children Right Groups Want New Gov’t To Recognize Birth Registration of Migrant and Conflict Affected Communities

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burma community based groups working on child protection issues met to press the new government to recognize birth registrations recorded on the Thai Burma border and among migrant communities in Thailand. The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR... Read more ►

New Book Details Karen Revolution History

February 3, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A book documenting the history of Karen Revolution was launched in Rangoon on January 31st to mark the 67th Karen Resistance Day. The Karen Youth group organized the event in honor of the Karen struggle for equality. Saw Tun Tun, from the Karen Youth group leader said that ... Read more ►

56 Karen Revolutionaries Awarded KNU Gold Medals On 67th Karen Resistance Day

February 3, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Karen freedom fighters who served in the revolution for 50 years were awarded gold medals on the 31 of January during the celebrations for the 67th anniversary of the Karen Resistance Day. Padoh Saw Hla Tun, in charge of the organizing and information department of the Karen... Read more ►

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 ►

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