Karen Martyrs’ Day Organizers Sentenced to 15 Days Jail – Thousands March to Court in Support of Activists

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Three Karen activists arrested for organizing a peaceful community ceremony to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day in Rangoon were given 15-days in jail by Kyauktada Township court today, October 2, 2019. The three organizers, Karen Women Union, chairperson, Naw Ohn Hl... Read more ►

Ethnic People Protest General Aung San’s Statue – Police Respond with Violence

February 13, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at peaceful Karenni protesters opposed to a statue of General Aung San that had been unveiled earlier this month in Loikaw the capital of Kayah State. Organizers of the protest estimated that at least 3,000 people ... Read more ►

Karenni language attracts new speakers

September 11, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin (KIC)

Karenni people from different regions are keen to learn a Karenni language created in 1955 by the former chairman of the Karenni National Progressive Party, Ku Htae Bu Peh, and mainly taught in Shadaw Township up until now. The KNPP explain that people from Loi Kaw and Demos... Read more ►

Ceasefire gives Karenni language a chance to be heard

August 14, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin

The ceasefire agreements between the Karenni armed groups and the Burma government has delivered a cultural bonus to Karenni people. U Thoo Reh, the director of the Karenni literature and culture department said people in Shadaw Township, Karenni (Kayah) State are learning t... Read more ►

MP proposes laws to enforce and protect ethnic rights

July 30, 2012  •  Author: Nan Yin (KIC)

Leaders from the Karen and Mon ethnic armed groups have called for Burma’s law makers to put in place legislation to protect ethnic minority’s rights. This follows on the back of the Kutkai constituency representative, U Ti Khun Myat’s, proposal in the Pyithu ... Read more ►

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