168 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

Kayin passport offices hit with application frenzy

March 25, 2017  •  Author: Karennews

Hundreds of people have been swarming the passport issuing office in the Kayin State capital on a daily basis, according to a police chief. He attributed the demand, which increased at the beginning of this year, to a lack of jobs in Myanmar as most of the passport applicant... Read more ►

Karen State: Zwekabin Mountain Cable Car Project Starts In February – Armed Groups to Profit

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The installation of cable cars on Karen State’s famous and symbolic, Zwekabin Mountain is to start in February after investing companies have signed agreement on January 12, 2017. The two companies who will run the projects are the Zwekabin Myay Development Company that wa... Read more ►

The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Karen Health Department and Villagers Set-Up Free Community Clinic

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Medic Saw Baw Mu Say puts on his rubber gloves and says as he prepares to start cleaning a cut on a patients admitted to the Law Mu Thaw-Ler Mu Per Clinic. “We have treated more than 500 people in less than two months after opening the clinic.” Saw Baw Mu Say reaches f... Read more ►

KNU and Karen State Government Meet to Discuss Land Issues

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) met with officials from the Karen State Government to discuss cooperation on solving ongoing and future land issues on 6 December at the Karen State Government office. Karen State Government officials including the Security and Border Affairs M... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

Government Agencies Working on the First Return of 90 Refugees Back to Burma

October 24, 2016  •  Author: Ka Hsaw Wah

The Karen State government is now making arrangements for the first return of 96 residents – 19 families – who have been living in refugee camps on the Thai border. The families are set to cross the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge tomorrow. Nan Khin Htwe Myint, Chie... Read more ►

Worried Community Opposes Power Plant Proposed to Run Myaing Galay Cement Plant

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Saw Nyunt Thaung

Local residents and community leaders gathered to meet with local press at Zayat Phyu village on October 8, to express their opposition against the proposed coal power plant to supply electricity for the No.2 Myaing Galay cement plant near Hpa-an. On the mid-September 2016, ... Read more ►

Karen Party Proposes Constitutional Reform to Give the People ‘More Say’

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen People’s Party (KPP) has formally submitted a proposal for constitutional reform with the object of making the State Chief Ministers elected by the people, rather than appointed by the government of the day, as is the case now. Nant Khin Aye Oo, from the KPP, sai... Read more ►

Karen State Fighting Escalates

September 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Armed clashes broke out in Karen State between splinter Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) forces and government backed militia. The fighting started in central Karen State on September 2nd, in Mae Tha Waw areas in Hlaingbwe Township, and has continued over the last few ... Read more ►

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