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KNU’s Covid-19 Screening Post Destroyed by Burma Army Re-Opens in Mutraw (Papun) District

The Covid-19 screening post located in KNU controlled territory was burnt by the Burma Army in May. The screening post was rebuilt and is now operating after officials from both the KNU and Burma Army reached an agreement. The screening point was suspended shortly after reopening on June 25 after a request from the Burma Army. A Back Pack Health…

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*Accusations Fly Over Failed Jungle Investment

Australian entrepreneur Nigel Grier presents as a successful, sustainability innovator helping save the world while making people rich. He has recruited investors to help build a city from scratch for refugees in Myanmar. He has even offered to rehouse two bears kept in cramped conditions in the south-east Asian country. However, Mr Grier is fending off complaints from investors and…

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Karen State – Two Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, More Quarantine Centers Prepared

According to the announcement made on Monday May 18th, two males tested by National Laboratory (Yangon) returned positive results. Both men are from Kawkareik Township, Karen State and had recently returned from Malaysia. Karen State’s Social Affair Minister U Bo Bo Wai Maung confirmed the results to Karen News and said that the two men’s condition are so far not…

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Shwe Koko: Big Winners – Burma Army and international Crime Syndicates at Expense of Karen People – KNU, Community Groups Want it Stopped

Plans to turn rice fields running from the River Moei up into the Dawna Mountain Range into a giant construction site of large concrete houses, apartment blocks, casinos and an international airport are causing concerns for Karen community groups. The grand plan to turn thousands of acres of Karen land surrounding the small village of Shwe Koko into a mega…

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

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 Network (KPSN) on 25 November 2019, the groups claimed the World Bank’s project would fuel conflict in the region. Naw Wah Ku…

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Villagers Panic as Water Sources Turns Black – Chief Minister Vows to Sue if Cement Factory Responsible

Villagers in Nat Gon and nearby villages of Hpa-an Township, Karen State panicked after noticing their water sources had turned black. They are now too scared to drink the water. In early October, villages in Bar Kat village tract, about one mile in the west of Hpa-an town, found their water water-wells, ponds and streams had turned dark making them…

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Karen State Parliament Approve Expansion of Taungalay New Town Project in Hpa An

The proposal to expand the Taungalay new town housing project in Sanpree village tract, Hpa-An Township got the green light from the State Parliament on April 3. The proposal by U Than Naing, State Minister of Project, Finance and Municipal was raised during the first day of the 10th regular parliament session on April 1st, 2019. Minister U Than Naing…

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Asia Highway Upgrade Stalled in Karen State as Road Turns to Mud and Dust

The road between Eindu and Kawkareik is in a bad way – it turned to mud in the wet season and to dust in the dry season. The upgrading works for the 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the two towns was planned to improve the Asia Highway link of the Greater Mekong Sub-region East-West Corridor. Currently, the construction work…

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Villagers Demand Unsafe Coal Transport Used in Running Myaing Kalay Cement Factory Stop

Villagers living near the Myaing Kalay cement factory in Hpa-an, Karen State have asked for operators to stop the storing and transporting of coal used to run the 4,000 ton Myaing Kalay cement factory. Local residents made their request on November 10, following the spilling of coal from trucks while being transported from the port to the cement factory. The…

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63rd Karen State Day Launches, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Deputy Speaker of House of Nationalities Join

The 63rd Karen State Day annual ceremony was held in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which was run by the Karen State Government, was opened by U Aye Thar Aung, vice-chairman of the National Parliament. U Aye Thar Aung also made an inaugural speech at the ceremony. Present at the ceremony were Nai Thet Lwin (the Union Minister for…

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