167 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

Myeik interfaith forum participants to create conflict prevention network

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Myanmar needs a conflict prevention network, religious and civil society leaders in Tanintharyi Region announced at a conference this week. “We will establish a network by uniting people of different religions from various fields [to prevent] issues that can cause religiou... Read more ►

Karen Organizations Congratulate Ethnic Parties on By-election Wins

April 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

According to the results announced by the Union Election Commission, the National League for Democracy took the largest share of the 19 seats available, capturing nine spots, while the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy kept the race close, picking up another six seats.... Read more ►

Around 800 Join Karen Language Teaching Workshop

March 29, 2017  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 800 Kayin State teachers are being trained in Karen language and culture in a three-week workshop in Hpa-An. “Ethnic language teaching is now permitted at government schools,” said Ko Wunna Htun, one of the leaders of the training program, which is being conducted b... Read more ►

Mon bridge continues to spark local ire, ethnic tension

March 19, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A bridge naming controversy in Mon State continues as ethnic Karen leaders weighed in this week, cautioning that the decision could have far-reaching repercussions on attempts to broker peace in ethnic areas. The bridge fracas began last month when the Mon State Government... Read more ►

Peace Process Survey Shows Increase Conflicts in Ethnic Areas after Peace Conference

February 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Conflicts have increased in ethnic areas after the new Burmese government held the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong Conference) last August, claimed Nai Kasauk Mon, executive director of the Burma News International (BNI). He was speaking at the launching ceremo... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance Battles to Combat Burma’s Military’s Divide and Rule Strategy and the International Community’s Indifference…

February 3, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Twan Zaw, the United Nationalities Federal Council’s Joint General Secretary (1) and general secretary of Arakan National Council, discusses the importance of ethnic unity as Burma Army offensives continue to batter villagers in t... Read more ►

Human Rights Groups Demand Urgent Response from Burma’s Government of Whereabouts of ‘Disappeared’ Kachin Religious Leaders

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights called for the Burma government to release information on two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders missing since late December. The HRW and Fortify Rights statement said the two men, Langjaw Gam Seng, 35, and Dumdaw Nawng Lat, 65, “were appar... Read more ►

*‘The fishing industry needs capital, technology and market access’

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Myanmar Now

THANDWE, Rakhine State – Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s poorest regions, where fishing is an important livelihood and business, while it also provides food for many subsistence fishermen. A 2014 Oxfam report estimated 43 percent of the population was to some degre... Read more ►

Territory, Natural Resources Dispute Fuels Fighting Between Karen and Mon Armies in Burma’s Southern Township of Yephyu

December 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Fighting between Karen and Mon soldiers over natural resources and control of territory resulted in one officer wounded by gunfire. The Karen National Liberation Army and the Mon National Liberation Army exchanged fire near Mann Aung village in Ye Phyu Township on December 2... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

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