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Australian Govt Cuts Dr Cynthia’s Funding

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Australian government aid money that has helped save the lives of thousands of people from Burma coming to Mae Tao Clinic, on the Thai-Burma border for critical treatment, is to stop. APHEDA the Australian Trade Union overseas aid provider estimates that as many 45,000 peopl... Read more ►

Nominations Wanted – 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Award

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Nominations for the 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award are now open. The award acknowledges young Karen who have shown outstanding leadership in achieving the goals of the Foundation in areas such as fighting poverty, promoting education, promoting development and preser... Read more ►

Listen To Us – Stop Ignoring Our Concerns

October 12, 2013  •  Author: *Zoya Phan

A number of international governments, organisations and individuals try to squeeze the current situation of the Karen people into a narrow, restrictive and simplistic narrative that is usually framed like this. ‘After more than sixty years of conflict, at last the Karen... Read more ►

KNU Leader – Govt’ Must Deliver On Its Agreements

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s vice-chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, concludes a three part exclusive interview with Karen News. Naw Zipporah Sein stressed that a nationwide ceasefire is not possible while there is still ongoing conflict and displacement in ethnic states.... Read more ►

KNU leader – Govt’s Labels Nationwide Ceasefire ‘untimely’…

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive three-part interview with Karen News, the Karen National Union’s vice-chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, voiced her concerns that the government is rushing to sign a nationwide ceasefire without regard for the on-the-ground realities of ongoing armed con... Read more ►

Burma fails to sign sexual violence declaration

September 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s refusal to sign a declaration against sexual violence comes despite pressure from the British government. The declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict was launched by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special R... Read more ►

Karen Parties In Move To Be One For 2015 Election

September 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung (KIC)

The leaders of four different Karen political parties met over two days to discuss how to merge their organisations into one for Burma’s next general election in 2015. In an effort to merge the parties, leaders of the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, the Karen People’s Par... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Blockade Dawei Supply Road

September 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers angry with a Thai company for not paying them ‘promised compensation’ have stopped vehicles from delivering supplies to the $60 billion Dawei project in southern Burma. Villagers from Kaw Htee Lor (Thebyutchaung) east of Dawei, in Southern Burma blockaded the r... Read more ►

KNU Gen. Baw Kyaw Heh Exposes How Ceasefire Agenda has Shifted to Business

September 5, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and is its second highest commander explained his concerns about the current peace building process with the government and why he thinks the... Read more ►

KNU Wants Constitution Change, Talks With Karen Political Parties

September 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

A Karen National Union (KNU) delegation led by its chairman General Mutu Say Poe met recently with Karen political parties in Hpa-an to discuss plans it has for amendments to Burma’s contentious 2008 Constitution. The KNU delegation met with the Phalon Sawaw Democratic... Read more ►

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