184 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

Karen Leaders New Year Call For Unity, Ethnic Rights and the End of Oppression

January 26, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In messages to mark Karen News Years Day and addressed to Karen both in Burma and across the world, leaders urged unity. “If we are united we will have victory. On this New Year, wherever we are, if we unite our voices from everywhere [all over the world], people will be f... Read more ►

2016 Health Warning – Dengue Fever Still With Us

January 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Tender runs a small clinic in a converted room in her house in Htaw Ywae village in Karen State and said 2015 was a hard year for dengue fever. “We have had 15 cases in December alone, it is still a big a problem, altogether we treated 653 cases this year. We had a eig... Read more ►

Karen State Authorities Plans To Crack Down On Unlicensed Vehicles Upsets All Drivers

January 12, 2016  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

News that authorities in Karen State are planning to crack down on drivers using unlicensed vehicles is causing a great deal of worry among the state’s car owners. Most of the vehicles being driven in Karen State are unlicensed for travel interstate and there is an acknow... Read more ►

Suu Kyi, Gen. Mutu Celebrate Karen New Year With Call For Ethnic Rights To Be Recognized In Constitution

January 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen people spread all over the world celebrated Karen New Year Day on January 10, 2016. Karen in Burma, on the border gathered at a wide variety of places to welcome the New Year. Celebration took place in Shwe Kokko, Rangoon and Hpa-an, where the former, President U Thein... Read more ►

*Medicine monk

January 3, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Deprived of vital health services and ravaged by years of civil war, one devoted abbot is providing forgotten rural communities with much-needed relief By Phil Thornton The muscular arm of a saffron-clad monk, propped against the wall of a bamboo hut, draws air pictures to i... Read more ►

Land Right Activists Jailed Under Illegal Organization Act

November 27, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Two Hpa-an based land right activists have been jailed for two years in jail, under Article 17/1 for association with an illegal organization. The two men, Saw Maung Maung Gyi and Saw Eh Say were sentenced on November 25, at Hpa-an Township’s Court. Saw Maung Maung Gyi, an... Read more ►

Karen Voters Put Their Trust In Suu Kyi But Voice Concerns over Future

November 19, 2015  •  Author: *Charles Hardman

Hpa An – election day. The queues had built up well before the 6am start to vote. There was a quiet buzz around the schools being used as polling stations with families and friends emerging smiling and photographing inked fingers. Everyone said they were voting for the Nat... Read more ►

NLD Win Karen State As Karen Political Parties Fail

November 16, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue/Karen News

Burma’s Union Election Commission now have announced all the results of the November 8 polls and Aung San Su Kyi’s National League for Democracy have a massive landslide. A total of five Karen political parties competed in the 2015 election in Karen State. The five Kare... Read more ►

Despite ‘Dirty Tricks’ Allegations, Election Optimism Sweeps Burma

November 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Despite many ethnic communities being excluded from the vote, dodgy voter lists that omitted thousands of voters’ names and others that had thousands of ‘extra’ names people across the country turned out to show their support for political parties. A media statement re... Read more ►

Community Groups And Opposition Candidates Estimate Only 20% of Voters Will Cast Their Vote Correctly in Karen State

November 8, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Civil Society Organizations responsible for organizing voter education activities and some political parties’ candidates have said that they expect only 20% of Karen voters in today’s election to vote correctly in the seven townships in Karen State. Saw Kyaw Swar fr... Read more ►

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