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Ethnic political parties want news in their language

August 22, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A group of six ethnic political parties from Burma – the Nationalities Brotherhood Forum, released a statement to announce that they want newsletters and journals published in ethnic languages as they cannot rely on the government to do so. The statement released duri... Read more ►

600 attend KNU opening of its fourth liaison office

August 19, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

As many as 600 people attended the Karen National Union fourth liaison office opening ceremony in Myawaddy, Karen State that will serve as the main communication hub for the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation Army’s 6th and 7th Brigade areas. During the opening c... Read more ►

Heavy flooding destroys 9,500 acres of rice in eastern Burma

August 16, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Record monsoon rains in eastern Burma destroyed thousands of acres of rice cultivated by villagers and there are no sign the rains are likely to ease any time soon. Farmers hit hard by the heavy rains confirmed to Karen News that a total of 9,500 acres of farms in Kawkareik ... Read more ►

Karen National Union marks 62nd Martyrs’ Day

August 12, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The President of the Karen National Union (KNU) Saw Tamla Baw, marked the 62nd anniversary of Martyrs’ Day with a speech to fellow KNU leaders, members and the wider ethnic Karen community, today Sunday, August 12th. In the speech Saw Tamla Baw commemorated the lives of Ka... Read more ►

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 ►

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