179 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

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 ►

Students Complete 30th KNLA Basic Medical Training Course

November 22, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The 30th batch of students to pass Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNLA) Basic Medical Training course graduated at a ceremony held on 10 November in Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 territory. The 105 students, who are all members of ethnic armed organisations (EAOs... Read more ►

Karen and Mon Armed Groups Leaders Agree on Measures to Try to Prevent Future Conflicts

October 21, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Leaders from the Karen National Union and the News Mon State Party agreed more effort is needed to prevent territorial disputes between the two groups. Both parties met on October 15, at an undisclosed location on the Thai-Burma border to discuss their concerns about territo... Read more ►

Local Governance Needs More Share of the Power for Ethnic Education To have Equality

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Despite some educational reform taking place in Burma, ethnic education workers claim that equal opportunity for them will only be possible when the country’s education system is decentralized. Padoh Saw Lah Say, Head of the Karen Education Department, the educational wing... Read more ►

VALE DESMOND BALL – 1947 to 2016 – “He stood with the oppressed people of Burma…”

October 12, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Professor Desmond Ball, academic, military strategist and author of more than 40 books on military intelligence, died today at 3:35pm Australian time. Des work was impressive. He spent time inside US top secret nuclear and command centres, advising the CIA, the White House a... Read more ►

Armed Conflict Promoting Drug Use in Ethnic Areas

September 28, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers claim that as a result of the recent armed conflict between the Palaung and Shan armed groups in Kyaukme Township of Shan State has been the increase in drug use and the availability of narcotic drugs for sale are now easier to find. A villager from Mangsat said, ... Read more ►

Burmese Government Bulldoze Village in Chin State

September 15, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burmese Government have been criticised by a frontline human rights organisation after a village in Chin State was bulldozed. Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organisation which delivers aid to ethnic areas throughout Burma, said that the village, which is called Bualpui, ... Read more ►

Karen Party Proposes Constitutional Reform to Give the People ‘More Say’

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen People’s Party (KPP) has formally submitted a proposal for constitutional reform with the object of making the State Chief Ministers elected by the people, rather than appointed by the government of the day, as is the case now. Nant Khin Aye Oo, from the KPP, sai... Read more ►

Ethnic Leader Says Now Is Not The Time to Lay Down Arms

September 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Ethnic leaders have warned that now is not the time to give up arms, in reaction to a speech calling for disarmament by the Burmese Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing. The speech was made at the 21st Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw, which had a series of high-profi... Read more ►

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