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The Best Tribute to Our Karen Martyrs is to Live Their Dream

August 11, 2012  •  Author: *Naw Myra Dahgaypaw

August 12th will be the 62nd Karen Martyrs Day. It marks the 62nd anniversary of the killing of Saw Ba U Gyi and his colleagues. Every year since then Karen people remember those brave heroes, and all the others who have given their lives for our struggle. For Karen people t... Read more ►

Burma Army’s ‘shoot on sight’ order still in use

August 10, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) raised their concerns to the United Nations Special Human Rights Rapporteur, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana that now is not the time to repatriate Karen refugees back to Burma. KHRG told Mr Quintana that the Burma’s military still has a “sho... Read more ►

KNLA and government’s militia fight – four soldiers killed

August 7, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s Border Guard Force resulted in four BGF being killed two KNLA soldiers wounded. The firefight between the government’s militia and the Karen army broke out on August 5, in Mae Seik village, Papun To... Read more ►

Ethnic Council rejects flawed 2008 constitution and government ‘reforms’

August 6, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) leadership has stated that they will not consider proposals to form political parties or accept Burma’s flawed 2008 constitution while the parliament is dominated by military figures. Mutual mistrust is rife between Burma’s... Read more ►

KNU and Government to hammer out ceasefire ‘code of conduct’ detail

August 5, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burmese government and the Karen National Union (KNU) will meet on 27 August in Hpa-an to discuss a newly drafted ‘ceasefire code of conduct’ that has been prepared by the Karen National Union. Meeting today in the Burma border town of Myawaddy, both sides agreed to ... Read more ►

I will become a medic for my village…

August 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

After she finishes her study, Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw wants to become a medic to help her village. To achieve her dream Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw has had to pay a high price. Naw Hsa K’Mwee Paw, now 18, has had to live hundreds of miles apart from her family since she was 13 so sh... Read more ►

Clinic’s workload doubles as funding shrinks

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Htee (KIC)

According to Mae Tao Clinic medical staff, seasonal illness amongst children on the Thailand-Burma border coming to the clinic for help has more than doubled since last month. Naw May Soe, the child health coordinator at the Mae Tao Clinic said that in June, 40 children ca... Read more ►

Burma peace funds must do no harm

July 17, 2012  •  Author: Paul Sein Twa

In the past few months, various media reports have quoted some concerns and opinions of KESAN regarding the ongoing peace process in Burma. This statement clarifies and expands upon these issues. Our perspective on the peace process and peace funds Sustainable peace is the... Read more ►

President’s amnesty frees 24 political prisoners

July 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar and S’ Aie Than

Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, granted an amnesty on Tuesday that saw the release of 24 political prisoners out of a total of 80 prisoners who were freed. Ko Tate Naing, secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) based on the Thai-Burma, conf... Read more ►

Burma Minister checks into Dr Cynthia’s Mae Tao Clinic

June 27, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma government’s peace-talk delegation led by Railway Minister U Aung Min, today made an early morning visit to Dr Cynthia Maung’s Mae Tao Clinic in the border town of Mae Sot, Thailand. U Aung Min’s 6am visit followed-up on his yesterday meet with the Karen Nati... Read more ►

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