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Burma’s war in Kachin State leaves thousands stranded on border with China

June 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report released today in Bangkok by Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese authorities of forcing Kachin refugees back across the country’s border with Burma, amidst escalating conflict between Kachin armed forces and the Burma’s Army. Since open war erupted between the Ka... Read more ►

Karen people’s forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

June 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen People’s Forum has demanded the Burma government and the Karen National Union suspend all mega development projects in Karen State during the current peace negotiation process. The Karen People’s Forum and villagers representating 23 villages based on t... Read more ►

Suu Kyi visit leaves a bad taste

June 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Poe Taw and Karen News reporters

Thousands of Burmese people living and working in the Thai border town of Mae Sot say they are bitterly disappointed they did not to get to see their hero Aung San Suu Kyi when she visited the area today. Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate was in the region to visit Mae La r... Read more ►

Suu Kyi at Mae La refugee camp

June 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Mort

Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at Mae La refugee camp, home to 45,000 refugees from Burma. Thousands of refugees have packed the muddy football field in the hope of seeing and hearing the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Refugees gathered in the ... Read more ►

Norway’s deputy FM to visit displaced Karen people

May 29, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Torgeir Larsen, will lead a delegation to the Bago regional town of Kyauk Kyi to meet with internally displaced Karen people today. A number of local Karen National Union sources confirmed to Karen News that the visit will t... Read more ►

Villagers in Eastern Burma fear landmines

May 26, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The ongoing use of landmines by the Burma Army and armed groups in Eastern Burma continues to threaten civilians according to a report released this week by the Karen Human Rights Group. The KHRG report – ‘Uncertain Ground’ – documents the period betw... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more aid to ethnic areas

May 17, 2012  •  Author:

Naw Zipporah Sein, the Karen National Union’s general secretary welcomed a statement from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calling for more development in ethnic areas. Noble peace prize Laurent, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for foreign investors and international development aid providers... Read more ►

Dawei project – KNU to have a say in environment survey

May 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Italian-Thai Development Company told Karen National Union leaders in a meeting on Saturday that, despite rumors to the contrary, ITD are not withdrawing from its plans to construct the Dawei deep-sea port and Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone. Padoh Saw Thu Yeh, an ex... Read more ►

Burma Army shuts down taxation checkpoints

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma government has ordered checkpoints staffed by soldiers from the Burma Army and rogue elements from the Karen National Liberation Army to be closed down. Villagers in the area told Karen News that the checkpoints at Bawti, Iwai, Wartaw and Sin Phyu Tai were extortin... Read more ►

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Mae La Refugee Camp

April 28, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A fire has destroyed a bible school and other buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot at 12.30pm today. Camp residents managed to put out the fire after about an hour. A camp resident whom witnessed the fire explained to Karen News that the ... Read more ►

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