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JMC-S Karen State

Political Parties and CSOs Omitted from Ceasefire Monitoring Committee

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Pyo Zar and S'Phan Shaung

Karen State based political parties and civil society groups said that they are not invited to take part at the state level Joint Monitoring Committee-State Level (JMC-S). The state level JMC-S was formed with 16 committee members at the headquarters of the Burma Army 22 Lig... Read more ►

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UNFC Want Involvement in Country’s Political Talks

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The United Nationalities Federal Council are in discussion with the government in order to join the ongoing political dialogue, now widely known as “21st century Pinlon Conference” to be held in August, 2016. Ku Oo Reh, leader of the Delegation for Political Negotiat... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at Mae La refugee camp in 2012 (Photo:Karen News)

Thai PM: “Thailand Will Continue to Take Care of the Refugees on Humanitarian Grounds…”

June 23, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha was reported as saying that Burma’s government refugees needed more time to put in place a process to repatriate its refugees. General Prayut was quoted by The Bangkok Post and before the three-day visit of Aung San Su... Read more ►

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DKBA Soldiers Reunite with KNLA

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, including a battalion commander, reunited with the Karen National Liberation Army 201 Battalion, Brigade 6th on June 17 in Kawkareik Towship Karen State. The DKBA troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Saw Naw Ku, commander of 90... Read more ►

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REFUGEE DAY: Karen Women’s Group Claim Ration Cuts, Burma Army, Landmines and Poor Planning by INGO’s and UN Agencies Places Refugees in a Hard Place…

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation released a statement to commemorate the 2016 World Refugee Day and said that despite recent positive changes in Burma people are still being displaced by Burma Army offensives. “Despite the on-going peace process in Burma today, thousands ... Read more ►

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Burma Army Commander, Uses Guns to Reinforce Demands for Logs and Forced Labor from Villagers

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Local villagers from Maw Kee in Myawaddy District were frightened by gunshot fired Burma army commander near their village. Villagers said the Burma Army was angry in negotiation with villagers when he demanded timber. Burma Army soldiers led by Major Nyunt Win Hlaing from ... Read more ►

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Dr Cynthia Opens New Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to Continue Providing Healthcare to Migrant Workers and Displaced People from Burma

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province officially moved to a new purposed built hospital in an effort to keep providing care to people from Burma unable to access the country’s failed healthcare system. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder and ... Read more ►

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MPT and Telenor Telephone Companies Fail to Get Permission – Run Cable Tunnels Through Farm Lands and Homeyards

May 17, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State are upset tunnels dug on their land for international and local telecommunication companies was done without permission. Naung Ka Myaing villagers in Hpa-an township, Karen State are now demanding and official clarification and paperwork about the ca... Read more ►

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KNU: No Decision to Build Hydro-power Dam – Karen Communities Continue Opposing the Project

May 9, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

In an effort to create more understanding on the proposed hydro-power dam on Baw Ka Hta River in Kyaukyi Township, the Karen National Union held a consultation meeting with community organizations on May 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The Baw Ka Hta hydro-power dam pr... Read more ►

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International Workers Day Raises Concerns about Equality, Rights and Pay For Burmese Workers

May 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

May Day 2016, workers around the world took to the streets and city parks to rally and march to show their solidarity and support for their workplace rights. Trade unionists started the May Day celebrations, also known as International Workers Day in Chicago in 1886, when th... Read more ►