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Karen Groups Aim to Strengthen Customary Land Management System in KNU Areas

June 4, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of Karen representatives from 56 different groups gathered to strengthen Karen customary land management systems at a seminar held at Lay Wah, Karen State from May 29 to 30, 2019. The Kaw Customary Land Seminar was attended by 519 people including representatives fr... Read more ►

Release of Reuters Journalists Welcomed, But Local Journalists Still Threatened, Harassed and Restricted

May 9, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The two Myanmar based Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, charged under and jailed for breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act were released from prison after spending 500 days behind bars. The two journalists convicted in September 2018 and sentence... Read more ►

Myanmar’s Karen Displaced in a Quagmire

April 28, 2019  •  Author: *Thomas Wilkie-Black

Long-time refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border face cuts in rations but say they cannot return to areas where fighting is ongoing. International aid for refugees and displaced people in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border has been slashed since Myanmar’s first supposedly democ... Read more ►

Karen Calls on U.S Government to Sanction Burma’s Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

April 26, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Organization of America have sent an open letter calling for the United States to sanction General Min Aung Hlaing, Burma’s Commander-in-Chief for abuses and crimes committed against ethnic people. The KOA sent the letter endorsed by its 22 member organizations t... Read more ►

Land Right Activist Naw Ohn Hla Arrested Over Housing Protest in Myawaddy

April 25, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Ohn Hla, a land right and political activist together with four colleagues were arrested in Myawaddy after a protest over a controversial housing project on April 22, 2019. Naw Ohn Hla was arrested while traveling to Yangon on the night of April 22 after she joined with ... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament Approve Expansion of Taungalay New Town Project in Hpa An

April 8, 2019  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The proposal to expand the Taungalay new town housing project in Sanpree village tract, Hpa-An Township got the green light from the State Parliament on April 3. The proposal by U Than Naing, State Minister of Project, Finance and Municipal was raised during the first day of... Read more ►

Despite KNU and Civilian Protests, Burma Army Pushes Ahead with Road Building in Kyaukgyi – KNLA Warns of Increased Tension Leading to Conflict

April 3, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army, ignoring the concerns and objections of both the Karen National Union and local villagers, are planning to move ahead with plans to build road in Kyaukgyi Township of Eastern Bago Region. Despite local residents and the Karen National Union’s rejection of i... Read more ►

“Rivers are not commodities for Sale” – Environmental Rights and Civil Society Groups Demand End to Large-dam Projects

March 21, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Environmental right groups and civil society organizations across Burma gathered on a ship on the Irrawaddy River in Mandalay demanding an end to mega-dam projects to mark this years International Day of Action for Rivers, on March 14. The Burma Rivers Network, Save the Salw... Read more ►

Karen Women Leader Honored With the 2019 US International Women of Courage Award

March 7, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has been declared as one of 10 recipients of the 2019 International Women of Courage Award. On March 7, Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of State hosted the Awards at the U.S. Department of State of... Read more ►

Ethnic People Protest General Aung San’s Statue – Police Respond with Violence

February 13, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at peaceful Karenni protesters opposed to a statue of General Aung San that had been unveiled earlier this month in Loikaw the capital of Kayah State. Organizers of the protest estimated that at least 3,000 people ... Read more ►

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