124 stories tagged ‘Karen State’

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Despite Fighting – Karen Community Groups Step Up Efforts on Election Voting Awareness

July 22, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar

Community-based-organizations in Karen State are coming together to increase their efforts to educate people about voting in the national elections to be held on November 8, 2015. A workshop on voter education, led by the Nyein Civil Organization was held together with Karen community-based-organizations at Hpa-an in the second week of July, to rai... Read more ►

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Karen Political Party To Contest All Karen State Constituencies

July 20, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A senior member of the Hpa-an based, Plone-Sgaw Democratic Party (PSDP), a Karen political party, said that they are planning to contest all constituencies in Karen State for the November 8, 2015 general election. Speaking to Karen News, the party’s vice-chairman Mahn Aung Pyi Soe said. “We will contest all 36 constituencies including place... Read more ►

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This is Karen Land…We Have the Right To Stay…

July 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As fighting continues between the Burma Army and Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, the government has come under fire from a senior Karen General for trying to “shut down the DKBA.” Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation in an exclusive interview with Karen News said that the “Burma Army wanted the DKBA o... Read more ►

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Continued Fighting Makes Highway Travel Deadly

July 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and the Burma Army is continuing along the newly opened Asia Highway 1. Nan Paw Gay had attended a preliminary Karen National Conference in Rangoon and hoping to return to the border area via Hpa-an. “There was fighting on Sunday and officials had told us that there was still shooting today.... Read more ►

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Gov’t troops and DKBA Clash Over New Asia Highway

July 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between government troops and soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army on the new Myawaddy – Kawkareik Asia Highway this Thursday morning, 2nd July. Karen News is led to understand that the fighting broke out over security for the highway over a planned official visit to the area. The fighting between the Burma Army Infantry Ba... Read more ►

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Karen To Merge Tollgates on Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Highway After Complaints

June 8, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Unity Committee for Karen armed groups held a special meeting to discuss the management of the tollgates on the Myawaddy-Kawkareik section of the Asia highway in Karen State. Currently the gates are run by different Karen armed groups that has caused difficulties for travelers and traders who need to use the road on a regular basis. The meeting... Read more ►

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Karen Soldiers and Gov’t’s Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

April 27, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade based in the Taungoo District confirmed to Karen News that a small firefight between its solders and the government troops happened on April 20. Lieutenant Saw Prah, company commander of the KNLA 2nd Brigade’s security force told Karen News that the fighting was between his soldiers and the Burma Arm... Read more ►

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KNU: Emergency Meeting Called To Discuss Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement And Ethnic Leaders’ Summ...

April 22, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen National Union is holding a central standing committee emergency meeting to discuss the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement and the ethnic armed organization summit at its headquarters at Lay Wah, Hlaingbwe Townhip in Pa-an District from April 20-22, 2015. Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson of the KNU spoke to Karen News about the... Read more ►

Echo screening at Hpa-an (Photo - BCMF)

Thai, Burmese and Belgium Heart Surgeons Operate To Give Children a Chance

April 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Children Medical Fund organized and took a team of health specialists from Mae Tao Clinic, located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot and from Lampang Hospital, northern Thailand to Hpa-an in eastern Burma. The health specialists were in Hpa-an to do echocardiogram screenings on children and adults with heart problems. Ms Thornton said th... Read more ►

KWEG training on voting and civil education

Villagers Get Voter and Civil Education Training From Karen Women’s Community

March 30, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen Women Empowerment Group (KWEG), a community based group in Hpa-an ran a training for villagers to help them understand how to vote and what their rights are related to elections. The three-day training workshop was held from 24 to 26 of March at the KWEG office in Hpa-an. The training was attended by 20 villagers from Hpa-an, Kawkareik, H... Read more ►