87 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN VILLAGER’

I am Tabluklee – the cowboy…

June 30, 2012  •  Author: Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A small Karen boy leads two large brown bulls in search of a much-needed feed of grass. The summer sun has baked the ground hard and dried the grass brittle. The boy is wedged between the huge animals his small frame dwarfed by their bulk. The boy, Saw Tabluklee, blinks aga... Read more ►

United villagers are 100 times better off than those who go it alone

June 15, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Italian-Thai Development Company has made a second compensation payment to Karen villagers affected by the Dawei-Kanchanaburi road construction in eastern Tavoy Town. On June 8, the Italian-Thai Development Company and its partner, Max Myanmar, paid 15,582,240 Thai baht ... Read more ►

Karen people’s forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

June 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen People’s Forum has demanded the Burma government and the Karen National Union suspend all mega development projects in Karen State during the current peace negotiation process. The Karen People’s Forum and villagers representating 23 villages based on t... Read more ►

Villagers in Eastern Burma fear landmines

May 26, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The ongoing use of landmines by the Burma Army and armed groups in Eastern Burma continues to threaten civilians according to a report released this week by the Karen Human Rights Group. The KHRG report – ‘Uncertain Ground’ – documents the period betw... Read more ►

Burma Army shuts down taxation checkpoints

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma government has ordered checkpoints staffed by soldiers from the Burma Army and rogue elements from the Karen National Liberation Army to be closed down. Villagers in the area told Karen News that the checkpoints at Bawti, Iwai, Wartaw and Sin Phyu Tai were extortin... Read more ►

So far so good – villagers agree ceasefire has brought freedom of movement

April 29, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

According to a Karen National Union source, villagers in Kyauk Kyi Township in the Bago Region have more freedom to travel since the preliminary ceasefire agreement between Karen National Union and government. Padoh Saw Ner Htoo Byaing, KNU chairman in Kyauk Kyi Township tol... Read more ►

Government militia arrest villagers over land rights

January 23, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

On Monday 16 January, witnesses claim that the Nat Htate village headman and two villagers were taken at gunpoint from their homes by a group of unknown men in army uniforms. A villager, who asked not be named, spoke to Karen News about the incident. The villager said the h... Read more ►

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