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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 ►

Workers urge Burma, Thai Governments to Assist them in Getting Full Labor Rights

May 3, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burma migrant workers and labor activists from Thailand’s Tak Province at the Thai-Burma border have urged Burma and Thai governments to assist them in getting full labor rights under the Thai law. A ceremony marking the 128th anniversary of the International Workers’ Da... Read more ►

Lay Kay Kaw New Town Suffers from Water Shortage

April 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A new town established by the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen State government for displaced residents in Myawaddy District, Karen State is currently suffering from water shortage. Water is distributed to Lay Kay Kaw New Town (Myothit) through the pipelines from Tau... Read more ►

“NCA Clearly Reveals Which Tactics will be Used in Making a Move” – KNLA’s Vice Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Saw Baw Kyaw Heh

April 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Myanmar government and ethnic armed organizations including the Karen National Union (KNU) have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), but clashes have broken out in the area controlled by the KNU’s armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5.... Read more ►

KYO Changes Venue for Summer Youth Camp due to Objection

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen Youth Organization (KYO) has kicked off its summer youth camp on April 23 after changing the venue in response to the objection from the Mon State Minister of Security and Border Affairs. The KYO originally planned to hold the summer youth camp at Kwi Lay Village i... Read more ►

Burma, Thai Governments Urged to Assist Migrant Workers’ Return Journey to Thailand

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burmese migrant workers and labor rights activists have urged both Burma and Thai governments to assist migrant workers who are having difficulties in buying bus tickets to return back to Thailand after the Thingyan Festival. Many Burmese migrant workers are currently spendi... Read more ►

Seven Burmese Migrant Workers Died in Another Bus Crash

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Seven Burmese migrant workers were killed and many have been injured after a bus carrying 50 Burmese migrant workers crashed in Tak Province in Thailand on Monday night (April 9). Under the arrangement of Gold Royal Mandalay Agency, a busload of 50 Burmese migrant workers we... Read more ►

Karen Language Teaching Moves up to Grade 4 in Pago Region Schools

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen Students attending government schools in the Pago (Pegu) region will be taught Karen language subject up to Grade 4 in 2018-19 academic year. In the previous academic year, the Karen language, as a subject was taught only up to grade 3 students. Saw Augustine Khu, Comm... Read more ►

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