Nominations Wanted – 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Award

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Nominations for the 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award are now open. The award acknowledges young Karen who have shown outstanding leadership in achieving the goals of the Foundation in areas such as fighting poverty, promoting education, promoting development and preser... Read more ►

Resettled Villagers Demand Coal Miners Return Land

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in southern Burma are demanding that a Thai coal mining company operating in their area return land that the claim the company is occupying is rightfully theirs. More than 13 villagers from Ah Mla, east of Dawei, want the East Star Company to return land that the ... Read more ►

KNU: Holds Public Meeting To Talk-up Nationwide Ceasefire

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A senior member of the Karen National Union (KNU) told a public meeting that the Burmese government and ethnic armed groups plan to sign nationwide ceasefire by November. P’doh Mahn Nyein Maung, a central executive committee member, was speaking at a public meeting at ... Read more ►

No Medicine – Diarrhea Outbreak Sweeps Through Karen Village

October 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Medics in southern Burma said that they do not have enough medicine to treat a diarrhea epidemic that has swept through a Karen village. Medics for the Karen National Union said that as many as 40 villagers from K’neh Kaw (Pya Tha Chaung) in Dawei Township, in Sothern ... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Blockade Dawei Supply Road

September 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers angry with a Thai company for not paying them ‘promised compensation’ have stopped vehicles from delivering supplies to the $60 billion Dawei project in southern Burma. Villagers from Kaw Htee Lor (Thebyutchaung) east of Dawei, in Southern Burma blockaded the r... Read more ►

Floods destroy 17 houses in Kyauk Khet village

August 31, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Kyauk Khet villagers, devastated after losing their homes in last week’s floods are scared of rebuilding as weather authorities predict more heavy rain for the region. Villagers watched in horror as last week’s heavy rain caused the Kyauk Khet River to break its banks an... Read more ►

Burma Army: villagers allege death threats and land grabs

July 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union (KNU) in Southern Burma allege that a Burma Army commander threatened to kill villagers who met with its local officials to lodge complaints over land disputes. Saw Eh Mu Dah, the KNU’s Ler Mu Lah Township leader in the Mergui-Tavoy District cl... Read more ►

Karen women loses leg in landmine incident

July 11, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite the ceasefire between the government and Karen armed groups landmines are still a massive risk to people in Karen state. A Karen woman, Naw Ma Pain, 41-, who lives in Htee Kyar Mae village in Waw Lay area, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, stepped on the landmine on ea... Read more ►

Military’s bombing practice terrifies villagers

June 20, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma military conducting jet fighter bombing practice in Htan Tabin Township, Taungoo District have not informed villagers so that they can take safety precautions. Villagers going to work on their farms have been terrified as jets drop their deadly loads. Padoh Saw ... Read more ►

Karen villagers hospitalized after Burma Army officer attack

June 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Captain Gyi No, a Karen National Union (KNU) leader from the Tenasserim Division in southern Burma confirmed with Karen News that a Burma Army officer attacked three villagers without reason on June 5. Eyewitnesses said that the three villagers were so badly beaten that they... Read more ►

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