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KNU Calls on the Burma Army and Its Militia to End its Military Operations in Mae Tha Wor, Karen State – 2,000 villagers Displaced

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News/S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union has issued a public statement today, September 13, objecting to and calling for an end to fighting in Mae Tha Wor between the the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the government’s military and its militias. The KNU’s statement said that... Read more ►

Villagers Flee as Govt Militia Reinforce Mae Tha Wor, Karen State

September 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

As many as 2,000 villagers from 12 villages in Mae Tha Wor areas have fled their villages in fear of being caught in the crossfire between the Burma army, Government backed militia the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the ethnic Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops. Arme... Read more ►

We Need To Negotiate A New Agreement

August 24, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, P’Doh Naw Zipporah Sein, Vice-chairperson of the Karen National Union, discussed the issues and agreements reached at the ethnic armed organization plenary meeting held from July 26 to 30 in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. Q: Could you... Read more ►

*In Fear of Being Forgotten

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Despite the recent change of government, displaced Karen people hold little hope for justice while Myanmar’s military maintains its presence in ethnic lands. Monsoon rains drench the cluster of small bamboo huts clinging to the sides of the Salween River bank that sepa... Read more ►

Karen Youth Education Worker Awarded the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

August 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

The winner of the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Sa Shine, a youth educator from the Hpa-an Youth Network. Sa Shine was presented with the award at the 66th commemoration ceremony of the Karen Martyrs’ Day held at the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th brig... Read more ►

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

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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