106 stories tagged ‘Karen State’

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State Chief Minister Claims Govt Will Spend 80million kyat To Improve Drinking Water in Thandaung Gyi Township

December 17, 2014  • 

During a conference for tourism representatives, the Karen State Chief Minister said the state government would spend 80million kyat to solve the insufficient drinking water problems facing Thandaung Gyi Township in Karen State. Thandaung Gyi Township representative, Saw Taw Palae, said the Chief Minister of the state responded to do a request made... Read more ►

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US Embassy Launch English Access Scholarship Program in Hpa-an

December 11, 2014  • 

With the support of the US Embassy in Myanmar, a two-year English Access Micro scholarship Program was recently launched in Hpa-an. The opening ceremony took place at Thumaydarama Kyartawya School in Hpa-an on December 04, 2014. Local teachers pleased with the new scholarship said that the project would help local children to learn English. “The ... Read more ►

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Karen Political Parties Form Alliance In Lead-Up To 2015 Election

November 28, 2014  • 

To increase their respective chances at the 2015 elections three Karen political parties have agreed to work together to avoid unnecessary competition between them at the polls. The three Karen political parties, the Karen State Democracy and Development Party (KSDDP), the Karen Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kayin People’s Party (KPP) formalized... Read more ►

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Voter Verification – Hla Ka Myin Village, Hpa-an Township Getting Ready For 2015 Election

November 24, 2014  • 

A Hla Ka Myin village leader is determined that the population of voting aged people in his area are verified and ready to vote in the 2015 Election in Karen State. The village elder, Saw Htay Kyaw Myo, told Karen News that he began the verification process on November 13, 2014. “In gathering data, the first and most crucial thing we will look at... Read more ►

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Burma’s Election Commission Turns Down Karen Party’s Request To Lift Decree on 147 Polling Areas In Karen State

November 6, 2014  • 

The Plone-Sawow Democratic Party (PSDP), a Karen State based political party said that their request to lift a voting decree in 147 polling areas of Karen State for the 2015 national election had been refused by Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC). The 147 areas were deemed by the UEC to be ‘unsafe’ as they were in areas affected by armed... Read more ►

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Karen State Minister Order The Return Of Confiscated Lands To Farmers

October 24, 2014  • 

Chief Minister of Karen State has ordered businessmen who have been granted land concession to lands confiscated from local villagers in the Hti Lon area in Hlaing Bwe Township to return the land to traditional owners. U Kyaw Soe Hlaing, a Forest Department officer from Hlaing Bwe Township in Karen State told Karen News that U Zaw Min, the Karen St... Read more ►

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Environmental Alliance Claim Burma Army Offensive in Karen State Linked to Salween Dam Plans

October 13, 2014  • 

An environmental coalition of civil society groups group has issued a statement claiming that recent armed conflict in Karen State is linked to the Burma government’s plans to dam the Salween River. Salween Watch said it was “gravely concerned at the recent escalation of fighting and displacement in Karen state, Burma/Myanmar, which is linked t... Read more ►

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Unknown Armed Group Kills Four And Wounds Nine Civilians

October 12, 2014  • 

An artillery shell killed four and wounded nine civilians travelling on the Myawaddy – Kawkareik road – a major trading route from Thailand. An unidentified armed group is believed to have fired the shell that landed in front of a shop at Ale Bo Tae on Saturday, October 11. A police officer in Kawkareik Township, who asked to remain anonymous, ... Read more ►


Karen State – Police Arrest Three People on Suspicion of Drug Dealing

September 20, 2014  • 

Police in Kawkareik Town, Karen State have arrested three people on suspicions of drug dealing. The suspects, one man and two women, were arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine pills, also known as ‘ya ma’. Police Chief Aung Oo from the Special Anti-narcotic Force in Kawkareik Township told Karen News that the three arrested were identi... Read more ►

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Myanmar Peace Centre Discusses Japanese Agency’s Development Plans with Karen Community Network

September 16, 2014  • 

The government-backed Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) met with the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), that represents 28 Karen community based organizations, to discuss concerns regarding a Japanese economic development blueprint for South East Burma. Following the September 11 meeting, Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, from KPSN spoke to Karen News. “Primari... Read more ►