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 ►

Grave Concerns for Disappeared Ethnic Karen Activist

April 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Human rights organisations are expressing grave concerns over the fate of a prominent ethnic Karen activist who disappeared after reportedly being arrested on April 17 at Kaengkrachan National Park in Petchaburi province by Thai authorities. The New York based Human Rights W... Read more ►

FBR: Burma Army Takes Villagers Hostage

February 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Three soldiers from Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 549 held seven Karen villagers hostage, demanding cash for their return, claims Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organization that delivers aid to displaced people. The incident is alleged to have took place on the 26... Read more ►

New Year Celebrations Cheer Karen Villagers

January 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The 2014 Karen New Year is first time hundreds of Karen villagers east of Myeik were able to celebrate. On January 1, 2014, hundreds of Karen villagers in Paluk and Palaw townships and other eastern parts of Myeik town, Tanintharyi region came to celebrate the Karen New Year... Read more ►

2014 – A Critical Year For Karen People

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

As the 2013 draws to an end and as 2014 is heralded in a number of issues remain critical for the Karen people. Rations cuts were introduced in the nine refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. Repatriation of refugees is on the agenda but many international humanitarian ... Read more ►

The Bad Oil – Companies Occupy Relocated Villages’ Land

December 18, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Following the good feel surrounding the ceasefire between the Karen and Burma government, villagers forced relocated 10 years ago returned in hope to their old village, only to find it occupied by a palm oil company. Following their forced relocation by Burma Army, Karen vil... Read more ►

Villagers Allege Mining Company Using Burma Army As Muscle

December 15, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Ka Taw Ni village in Southern Burma alleged that a Thai coal mining company used the local Burmese Army to threaten them for protesting for the closure of its coal mine. A villager in Ka Taw Ni, who asked not to be named for fear for his security, told Karen New... Read more ►

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