192 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

KNU Wants Government Recognition of Ethnic Communities and Armed Groups’ Land Ownership Policies

May 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen National Union leaders has called for respective state and regional governments to recognized land rights and policies that are already in place for decades in ethnic areas and agreed to by both ethnic communities and armed groups. Padoh Mahn Mahn, the joint general se... Read more ►

Organisers Hail First Disabled Sport Competition Held in Hpa-an a Success

May 22, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Pyo Zar

For the first time, a sport event for people with disabilities was held on May 17 in Hpa-an Karen State. Organisers said the aim of the event was to encourage the community to recognize the value of people with disabilities. Myanmar Red Cross, Australia Red Cross, and the Ka... Read more ►

Buddhist Abbot Fuels Religious Tension in Karen State by Building Pagodas in Church and Mosque Grounds

April 27, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Followers of Sayadaw U Thuzana, were instructed by the Buddhist leader to build a pagoda in a Christian church’s compound in Kun Taw Gyi also known as Tha Blu Kla village in Hliangbwe Township, Karen State on April 23. Villagers are concerned that the Abbot’s provocative... Read more ►

Karen State Government Approves Key Ministries – Military to Boss Security and Border Affairs

April 14, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen State parliament approved six key ministries on April 7 that will be run by two independent academics, a representative of the military, Members of Parliament from the National League for Democracy and the Union Solidarity and Development Party. Nan Khin Htwe Myint... Read more ►

Wheelchair Brings Hope to Saw Beebe

April 8, 2016  •  Author: Saw Black Town

Saw Beebe, lies flat on his stomach on the family’s wooden floor, and for the last two years that is how he has spent most of his time looking at his now restricted world. He misses going outside and all the childhood activities that his illness now denies him. Saw Beebe, ... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Unite, Agree KNU Takes Political Lead

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A recent meeting between different Karen armed groups reached a decision that the Karen National Union is to lead the groups political agenda. The meeting held on February 29, 2016 at the Karen National Liberation Army’s headquarter in Pa-an District, Karen State is a regu... Read more ►

The KNU’s Forestry Department Helps Karen Communities Go Green on World Environment Day

February 25, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

In a move to raise awareness about environmental issues, the Karen National Union’s Forestry department launched a project to encourage communities living in areas under its control to grow more tress. The KNU’s Forestry Department’s ‘greening project’ wants each h... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament to be Chaired by NLD

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The second term of the Karen State Parliament meeting is scheduled to start on 8 February, 2016 and the chairperson is expected to be a Member of State Parliament from the National League for Democracy. The Karen State Party’s chairperson, Nan Khin Htwe Myint, said that th... Read more ►

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 ►

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