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Testimony Burma Army Offensives Using Kachin Civilians as Human Shields and Mine Sweepers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Woman’s Association Thailand issued a statement on May 15, 2018 contradicting claims made by Burma Army commanders that recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army did not target civilians. The statement said KWAT interviews with displaced people had ... Read more ►

Displaced Mutraw Villagers Can’t go Home – ‘Temporary Stop’ of Road Building Agreement Favors Burma Army Until End of Wet Season

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Despite Burma Army promises to withdraw its soldiers and stop a construction of a contentious road at the center of the military conflict, thousands displaced villagers are unable to return to their villages in northern Karen State. In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw... Read more ►

LNG Project Awaits Consent from Gov’t, Locals to Install Power Lines Across Two Townships in Karen State

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Total will install overhead power transmission lines across two townships in the Karen State to transmit power from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant in Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township in the Tanintharyi Region to a 500 kV substation in the Bago Region, according to... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army Thrash Out Agreement to Temporary Stop Road Building in Northern Karen State – Displaced Villagers to Return

May 19, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen National Union delegation led by its chairman, General Saw Mutu Sae Po met unofficially with Burma Army’s Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing, to discuss the fighting in the Papun area of Northern Karen State. The KNU and the Burma Army met on Thursday, May 17 at the Y... Read more ►

Karen Army Warns War is Close, if Government Troops Continue to Violate Ceasefire Agreement

May 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s army released a statement voicing its frustration and disappointment in national peace talks with Burma’s government and its military. The KNLA accused the government of using road building as a strategy to complete its attempts to militarize K... Read more ►

Thailand Transfers 93 Returning Refugees to Burma Government

May 9, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government has transferred 93 Myanmar refugees from five refugee camps to Burma government on May 7 under the bilateral agreement on the voluntary repatriation of the refugees from Thailand. The refugees living in Mae La, Umpiem, Nu Po, Ban Don Yang, and Mai Nai Soi... Read more ►

UNHCR Organizes Repatriation of 161 Refugees from Thai camps

May 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has finalized voluntary repatriation for 161 refugees that will begin on May 7th from five refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. UNHCR sources stated that this is the second batch of refugees that will be voluntary... Read more ►

Residents Demand Chit Linn Myaing Quarry Company to Leave after Extracting all Permitted Stones

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Local residents of Lun Nya Village have demanded Chit Linn Myaing Company to withdraw the rock quarry project at the Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, Karen State after the company has produced rocks from all permitted amount of suds even though the project duration is no... Read more ►

Families Displaced by Burma Army Offensive Sent Back by Refugee Authorities – UNHCR Remains Silent

May 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Displaced families, fleeing the fighting in northern Karen State, crossed into Thailand to find safety, but were turned away by camp authorities at the Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp last week. The three families, consisting of 16 people were from the Papun area of Northern Ka... Read more ►

Ethnic Media Policy Drafting Committee Founds during the Sixth EMC in Hpa-an

May 3, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

A committee for drafting the ethnic media policy has been established for the sustainability of ethnic media during the Sixth Ethnic Media Conference. Narinjara News’s chief editor U Khaing Mrat Kyaw told Karen News that the decision was made during the Sixth Ethnic Media ... Read more ►

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