198 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

Community Groups Fear World Bank’s $250 Million Eastern Burma Project Will Ignite Conflict

November 27, 2019  •  Author: Sa I Sue

50 Community groups from Burma country and overseas signed a petition rejecting the World Bank’s proposed “Peaceful and Prosperous Communities Project” (PPCP), planned for conflict-affected areas in Eastern Burma. In a statement issued by the Karen Peace Support Networ... Read more ►

Ethnic Nationalities Alliance Welcome ICJ Lawsuit, as Suu Kyi Prepares to Defend the Government and Military of Genocide Against Rohingya

November 24, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Overseas based Burma ethnic alliance and coalition groups issued statements welcoming Gambia’s lawsuit to the International Court of Justice for genocide against the Rohingya by the Burmese government. Mahn Kyaw Swe, president of the Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities... Read more ►

New Year Resolution – Armed Groups Join Hands to Celebrate Karen New Year

November 24, 2019  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

For the first time, four Karen ethnic armed groups have agreed to hold the district level Karen New Year celebrations on December 26, 2019. Padoh Saw Shwe Maung, the Karen National Union’s Doo Pla Ya District Chairman said. “Karen people have survived many hardships ... Read more ►

KNU – NRPC’s Demand for Approval of Foreign Aid Creates Tension, Risks EAOs Projects and Mutual Trust

November 12, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union said the effectiveness and the usefulness of foreign funding has been nullified by need for ethnic armed organizations to seek permission from the government. The National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), formed by the President’s Office to ... Read more ►

Grassroots Karen Women Groups Call for Genuine Reforms and More Involvement in Burma Politics

November 8, 2019  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Karen women’s groups called for more women to be involved in Burma’s federal political and Karen National Union elections. The call was made in a statement issued after the 4th Grassroots Karen Women Seminar held during the last week of October, 2019. The statement calle... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Joins 70th Revolution Day – Includes Traditional Don Dance National Competition for the First Time

January 25, 2019  •  Author: Saw Shar

It is expected representatives from all Karen armed organizations will join the activities for the 70th Karen Revolution Day on January 31 in the Karen National Union’s Pa-An district, in Karen State. Local communities are excited with plans to hold a Karen traditional Don... Read more ►

By-election Shows Good Perspective as Ethnic Parties Win in Ethnic Areas

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

November 3rd by-election expressed good perspective in the ethnic constituencies where ethnic political parties gained seats, responsible persons from Karen People’s Party (KPP) and the Karen National Party (KNP) told Karen News. “People’s trust gradually falls back... Read more ►

BNI Opens Path for New Members with Endeavors to Expand Ethnic Media Development

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

During its 26th editors’ meeting held at the Thai-Burma border from August 28 to 30, Burma News International (BNI), an alliance of ethnic media groups announced that it has opened the path for new members by amending the membership criteria and is striving to expand ethni... Read more ►

Youth Alliance Denounces Arrest, Violence Against Bogyoke Statue Protesters

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The National Ethnic Youth Alliance (NEYA) released a statement on July 4 to denounce the government for taking action and using violence in the crackdown against ethnic Karenni (Kayah) youths who were protesting against the plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in the Karen... Read more ►

Australian Karen Community Urge Foreign Minister to Pressure Suu Kyi and Burma’s Military to Stop Rights Violations

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organisation wrote to Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop to ask her to use her position to pressure Burma’s government and its Army to immediately withdraw its soldiers from ethnic regions. The AKO explained in its letter to Ms Bishop, that ... Read more ►

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