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Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

KWO Launches 16-Day Campaign of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 26, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women that falls on November 25, the Karen Women Organization (KWO) launched 16 days of activism with event held at Lay Ger Kler, Ta Mo Daw (Kyauk Taung) village in Thaton District, Karen State. Under the ... Read more ►

Refugees Voluntarily Return Rate Drop

November 26, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A third batch of refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border who wishes to voluntarily want to return to Burma are being processed by officials from the UN refugee agency and Burma and Thailand. In Mae La camp, the largest camp on the Thai Burma border, fewer people show... Read more ►

2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Open For Nominations

November 25, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Phan Foundation urged on all young Karen leaders living anywhere in the world to nominate for the 2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. The award officially opened called for nominations on November, 21st, the closing date is December 31, 2018. Slone Phan, the director... Read more ►

Land Confiscation and Land Grabbing Continues As Business Development Increase in Karen State

November 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Saw Albert, Field Director of Karen Human Right Group (KHRG), talk about the land confiscation and its impact on the livelihood of villagers, as well as the unfavorable conditions of legal mechanism towards villagers to secure their... Read more ►

Villagers Demand Unsafe Coal Transport Used in Running Myaing Kalay Cement Factory Stop

November 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers living near the Myaing Kalay cement factory in Hpa-an, Karen State have asked for operators to stop the storing and transporting of coal used to run the 4,000 ton Myaing Kalay cement factory. Local residents made their request on November 10, following the spilling... Read more ►

63rd Karen State Day Launches, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Deputy Speaker of House of Nationalities Join

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The 63rd Karen State Day annual ceremony was held in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which was run by the Karen State Government, was opened by U Aye Thar Aung, vice-chairman of the National Parliament. U Aye Thar Aung also made an inaugural speech at the ceremony. Present... Read more ►

KNU Central Standing Committee’s Summit Starts to Discuss Hindrances of the NCA

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has been starting its 6th Central Standing Committee’s emergency meeting after the 16th Karen National Union Congress in Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Pa-an district, Karen State. The meeting which will be held from 6 to 10 November has planned t... Read more ►

Why Ethnic Armed Groups Cannot Accept the Burma Army’s Demand for a Single Army

November 7, 2018  •  Author: * Saw Greh Moo

Many observers of Myanmar’s political transition agree that the success of Burma’s democratic reforms and national reconciliation hinge on the willingness of Aung San Su Kyi’s quasi-civilian government and the Tatmadaw (Burma Army) to accommodate the political dema... Read more ►

R.I.P – Buddhist Monk – Myaing Gyi Ngu’s Sayadaw U Thuzana – 1947 – 2018

October 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Sayadaw U Thuzana, the controversial monk accused of helping the Burma military regime of engineering the devastating split that broke and caused irreparable damage to the Karen National Union in 1994, died in a Bangkok Hospital on Saturday. Saw Naung Bee, an associate and c... Read more ►

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