109 stories tagged ‘Karen State’

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UNHCR and Thai Govt Plan to Verify and Record Refugee Populations on the Thai-Burma Border

January 19, 2015  • 

The United Nation High Commission for Refugees and the Thai Ministry of Interior are planning a joint exercise to verify refugee population in the nine camps along the Thai-Burma border in January, according to sources from camp service providers. Saw Robert Htwe, chairperson of the Karen Refugee Committee confirmed to Karen News about the planned... Read more ►

DKBA troop on parade at Karen New Year and DKBA day ceremony

Thousands Celebrate Karen New Year and DKBA Day

December 25, 2014  • 

As many as 2,000 people joined the celebration of Karen New Year of 2754 and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army’s 20th formation day that was organized at DKBA’s Sone Si Myaing headquarter in Karen State. Karen villagers, representatives from political parties, Karen State government officials and civil society groups attended the Karen New Y... Read more ►

Myanmar Hidden War

Harvard Report Finds Burma Army Guilty of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Karen State

December 21, 2014  • 

A report by the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, has found the Burma Army guilty of ‘war crimes’ constituting ‘crimes against humanity’ in Karen State. The result of a four-year investigation, the report said there was ample evidence of government forces committing human rights abuses including the torture, rape and... Read more ►

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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 ►

Hla Ka Myin population verification for 2015 election

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 ►

Kyone PaKo villagers in the office

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 ►