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CSOs Express Deep Concerns over Plans to Resume Dawei SEZ

February 25, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thirty-six environmental civil society organizations (CSOs) issued a joint statement on February 20 to express deep concerns over the government’s plans to resume the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended since U Thein Sein Administration, in November... Read more ►

Over 1,000 Burmese Migrant Workers Protest Demanding Full Wage in Mae Sot

February 16, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers from Golden File gem-polishing workshop in Bang Wang Takhian Village in the Thai border town of Mae Sot launched a strike on February 14 over the issue of not receiving full wage and getting their wages cut off for document fees. “They do... Read more ►

KNU Calls for Negotiations with Gov’t Resuming Dawei SEZ’s two-lane Highway Project

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) demanded negotiations with the union government over the plan to resume the construction of a two-lane highway connecting Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended during U Thein Sein Administration in 2013, and the Thai borde... Read more ►

NCA Signing Doesn’t Mean Laying Down of Arms – KNU Chairman General Mutu Sae Poe

February 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Mutu Sae Poe said the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was signed to solve political problems by political means and it was not to abandon the way of arms. He said this in his address to the 69th Karen National Revolutionar... Read more ►

KNU to Hold Plenary Meeting on JMC Implementation

January 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) will hold a plenary meeting among Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) representatives from the KNU to discuss the implementation of the JMC. The decision was made during the emergency meeting of the KNU’s Central Standing Committee held from Jan... Read more ►

KNU Meets Karen CBOs, CSOs to Explain Peace Process

January 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) Central held a consultative meeting with Karen community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations at the KNU-controlled area in Law Khee Lar on January 29-30 to explain the current peace process and political dialogues carried... Read more ►

Karen Students Learning Under Two Education Systems Cooperate and Connect at Fellowship Event

January 23, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Students from government schools and Karen Education Department (KED) run schools took part in the annual Karen student fellowship event held on January 18 in Pai Kyone Twonship, Pa-an District, Karen State. According to Saw Rainbow, organizer of the event, the fellowship is... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Petition the Quarrying of Lun Nya Mountain

November 28, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers from the Lun Nya Mountain area sent a petition to the Karen State Chief Minister on November 22 to protest companies quarrying rock on Lun Nya Mountain, in Hpa-an township, Karen State. Saw Khite Khite, director at Lun Nya Mountain’s Environment Conservation ... Read more ►

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Migrant workers in Thailand are advised to get their status legalized while there is still time to do so. Burma labor activists urged migrant workers to get the necessary legal documents during the three-month period of suspension of the Thai law on illegal migrant workers. ... Read more ►

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