179 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

Karen Wrist tying Ceremony Celebrated in Kawkareik Township

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Around 2,000 people participated in a traditional Karen wrist tying ceremony in Kawkareik township on August 7. “This white thread tying ceremony [wrist tying ceremony] is as much a part of the Karen national character as our language, literature, customs and culture. We a... Read more ►

Karen State Health Department Tone Down H1N1 Flu Warnings, But Raise Alarm On Dengue Fever

August 4, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

As more cases of influenza (H1N1) are confirmed in several different locations in Burma including the former capital, Rangoon, Karen State Health Department officials have informed residents not to be overly frightened by the deadly flu. Doctor Kyaw Swar Myint, the Deputy Ch... Read more ►

Nearly 900 Kyaikdon Residents Evacuated due to Flooding

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Schools have been closed and nearly 900 people have been evacuated from a town in southern Kayin (Karen) State due to severe flooding, according to a local administrator. “Kwin Gyi Stream, Kyate Stream, and Haung Tharaw River have flooded. The water level rose to around fo... Read more ►

UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Social Organizations in Kayin State

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

On her sixth tour of Myanmar, UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee made a stop to meet with Karen social organizations in Hpa-an township, Kayin (Karen) State on July 16. “We discussed issues related to education, health, traditions and culture, women’s rights and rule of ... Read more ►

Car Accident Put Karen State Chief Minister in Hospital

July 14, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen State Chief Minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint suffered from injuries in a car crash near Hpa-an on Friday, July 14 at around 7 AM as she was on her way to the birthday ceremony of Sayadaw U Pyinyar Thami, in Tuangalay, Hpa-an, Karen State. The Chief Minister was schedul... Read more ►

Karen State Residents Oppose Coal-fired Power Plant through Petition

July 12, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Over 1,000 signatures have so far been collected on a petition against building a coal-fired power plant in Karen State, according to local activists. Saw Aung Than Htwe from Htone Taung village said that around 1,300 signatures have been collected in 20 villages in Hpa-an t... Read more ►

Solar Panels Light up Thousands of Homes in Karen State

July 12, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Over 11,000 rural households in Karen State are set to newly receive electricity thanks to a long-awaited solar panel program. Under the National Electrification Project (NEP), the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development are installing heavily subsidized solar pan... Read more ►

EU-backed forest working committee established in Karen State

June 26, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

An EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) working committee has been established in Karen State. This came after a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement meeting with various civil society organizations (CSOs) in the state’s capital Hpa-an on June 17 and 18... Read more ►

Teaching hospital opened in Karen State

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

A Canadian charity and the Karen National Union launched Karen State’s first modern teaching hospital this weekend. The 24-bed, Taw Naw Teaching Hospital will train local healthcare practitioners and help boost local public health services, according to Global Neighbors Ca... Read more ►

Hpa-an’s Telaku Village welcomes uptick in visitors

May 14, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Tourists are increasingly finding their way to a unique enclave in Kayin (Karen) State where the Telaku Karen live, village elders told KIC news. The Telaku village in Hpa-an township is home to just over three dozen members of the sub-group of the Karen people. Though the r... Read more ►

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