87 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN VILLAGER’

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 ... Read more ►

Burma Army Shelling Forces Karen Villagers From Farms

March 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen Human Right Groups report released on March 2nd accuses the Burma Army of targeting villagers with artillery shells in Northern Karen State. KHRG allege the government’s military directed its artillery bombardment on villagers in Papun Township. The KHRG report sai... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Build School for Remote Villagers

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Primary school students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township will be starting the 2015 academic year in a new school. The Karen Community Based Network Group is finalizing the school construction project to have it ready for the students. The KCBNG, are based in ... Read more ►

Thousands Celebrate Karen New Year and DKBA Day

December 25, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

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 S... Read more ►

Permission To Teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi State Schools Proves Challenging

December 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Retired middle school headmaster Saw Maung Tote, an organizer and a committee member of the Karen Literature and Culture Committee in Rangoon, said the Ministry of Education Department has not given permission to teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi state schools. “The ... Read more ►

State Chief Minister Claims Govt Will Spend 80million kyat To Improve Drinking Water in Thandaung Gyi Township

December 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

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... Read more ►

Tanitharyi Divison Villagers Call For Development Projects To Stop As Govt Grants Hundred Of Thousands of Acres To Business Interests

October 16, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Representatives from civil society groups, religious leaders and villages in the Tanitharyi Division have sent a petition letter to both the government’s Division Chief Minister and the Karen National Union’s Megui/Tavoy District chairperson to try to get development pro... Read more ►

KNU to Open Free Clinic For Kawkareik Township’s Villagers

July 1, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

A new clinic that will provide free primary health care to villagers in Kawkareik Township is at its final construction stage and will soon be ready to receive patients. The clinic is being built in Nan Shwe Mone village, Kawkareik Township under the initiative of the Karen ... Read more ►

Karen Political Party Voice Concerns over Proportional Representation Voting System

June 22, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyut Thaung

The Karen political party, the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP), has stated its opposition to the proportional representation (PR) voting system, which was endorsed by Burma’s parliament on June 11 this year. The PSDP claimed that the new voting process would needle... Read more ►

People Power Wins – KNU And State Officials Let Villagers Have Final Say On Proposed Cement Factory

May 4, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung and Nan Chaung Pawt

Government officials and local Karen National Union officials have decided to let villagers decide if a cement factory is to be built in their area. Following strong opposition by the villagers against the proposed cement factory planned for the Mi Kayin village area, Hpa-an... Read more ►

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