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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 ►

Burma’s Government Continues It Attacks on Journalists

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Three journalists from the Yangon base Eleven Media Group were arrested today, and could be charged under Section 505(b) and face up to two years in jail. Reuters report that Section 505(b) is a colonial-era law used to stop “publishing information that could cause fear o... Read more ►

Karen Armed Organizations to Hold Joint Commemoration of 70th Karen Resistance Day

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Four Karen armed organizations will cooperate in holding the 70th anniversary of the Karen National Resistance Day ceremony with a military parade on January 31, the officials said to Karen News. The leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the Democratic Karen ... Read more ►

No Permission has been Granted for the Proposed Construction of 10,000-ton Cement Plant – Gen Saw Johnny

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has not permitted the construction of a proposed cement plant in Hlaingbwe Township under its controlled area, according to Gen. Saw Johnny, chief of staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) under the KNU. Yadanar Sai Kaung Myat Kyaw ... Read more ►

Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement: Burma Army Attacks on Karen Villagers, Displacing 340 Villagers – Clear Violation of NCA

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers have reported that the Burma Army is continuing to attack civilians and reinforce its troops in Karen State. The Free Burma Rangers said the “Burma Army’s continued occupation, troop reinforcement and aggressive... Read more ►

Dr. Cynthia Maung Awarded 2018 Roux Prize

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Dr Cynthia Maung has been awarded the 2018 Toux Prize for her work delivering health care to displaced, refugee and migrant communities. Dr Cynthia received the honor at an award ceremony in Washington DC U.S. Dr Cynthia founded the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma border in... Read more ►

New Mountain To Run Quarry For Asia Highway Project has been Found, State Govt Says

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A substitute location has been found in the Karen State’s Hpapun Township to run a rock quarry for the Asia Highway project after the suspension of the quarry in Lun-nya-taung, the Karen State Minister of Environment, Forestry, Mines, and Road and Communication Saw Pyi Tha... Read more ►

Most of Seized Lands aren’t Paid Compensation under Development Projects, KHRG says

September 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

No compensation has been given to most of the villagers whose lands have been seized for development projects in southeastern Burma, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) said. The KHRG made this claim during a launching ceremony of its report titled ‘Development without us... Read more ►

Flash Flood and Landslide at Karen Refugee Camp Kills One, Seven People Still Missing and 11 Injured

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A flash flood and landslide ripped through the Mae La Oon Karen refugee camp on the northern Thai border early Sunday morning. The sudden flooding killed one refugee, injured 11 and left 7 missing. The Mae La Oon refugee camp is located in the mountains surrounding Mae Saria... Read more ►

Families Remember Saw O Moo – Demand End to Killings, Military Road-Building

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Hsa Moo*

This month of September marks five months since Saw O Moo, an unarmed civilian villager and Indigenous community leader who was killed by Burma army on April 5, 2018. However, the Burma Army has yet to return his body to his family or tell his family the location of his body... Read more ►

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