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Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Thai Gov’t Issues 10-year Residence Certificate to Burma Migrant Children

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government is issuing a 10-year residence certificate to Burma migrant children who were born in Thailand. As a result, the district municipal offices in Thailand are packed with applicants since the end of February and up to March 5, according to the Joint Action ... Read more ►

BPHWT Opens Rural Clinic in Remote Area Lacking Healthcare

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The BackPack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) has opened a rural clinic in No-khwee Village, where healthcare is out of reach, in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District in the Karen State on March 3. The BPHWT’s deputy director Nan Snow said No-khwee Village does not receive any he... Read more ►

New United Karen Party’s Registration Accepted by Union Election Commission

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

In an effort to unify all Karen political parties, the first three Karen State based parties came together to form the Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP). The Union Election Commission had approved the party’s registration. Party officials said on February 25th that th... Read more ►

New Karen Police Office Opens by Destroying Speed Pills and Opium

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar

Karen Police burned confiscated methamphetamine tablets and opium in its attempts to fight illicit drug use. The Karen National Police Force (KNPF) under the Interior Department of the Karen National Union in Doo Pla Ya District, destroyed thousands of methamphetamine tablet... Read more ►

Over 3,000 People Attend Funeral of Former KNLA Brig. 1 Operation Commander

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar

Over 3,000 people attended the funeral of veteran Karen revolutionary leader in Myit Kyoe Village of Bilin Township, Mon State on February 27. Col. Saw Ye Din, former operations commander of the KNLA Brigade 1 under the Karen National Union (KNU), passed away at the age of 7... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

Locals to Urge Union Gov’t to Meet their Demands on Min Lwin Mountain Project

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Local residents will make demands to the Union Government if the Mon State Government fails to meet their demands on Min Lwin (Maw Lay) Mountain project in Thaton Township, Mon State. “The company is working together with the government. We have submitted to the Mon State ... Read more ►

CSOs Express Deep Concerns over Plans to Resume Dawei SEZ

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thirty-six environmental civil society organizations (CSOs) issued a joint statement on February 20 to express deep concerns over the government’s plans to resume the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended since U Thein Sein Administration, in November... Read more ►

Public Needs to Know Code of Conduct, Says Mon Border/Security Minister

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The public needs to be aware of the code of conduct that must be observed by both the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed group[s] during the ceasefire period, according to Col. Win Naing Oo, Mon State Minister of Security and Border. He said this remark at the recent meeting betw... Read more ►

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