Broad-based Community Involvement Is Central to Success of the Karen Political Movement and Struggle

September 20, 2014  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo and Saw Sweener Soe

In the wake of the Karen National Union’s sudden walk out from the United Nationalities Federal Council’s conference and its subsequent temporary suspension of its membership in the ethnic alliance in late August, Karen communities and Karen civil society organizations w... Read more ►

Myanmar Peace Centre Discusses Japanese Agency’s Development Plans with Karen Community Network

September 16, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The government-backed Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) met with the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), that represents 28 Karen community based organizations, to discuss concerns regarding a Japanese economic development blueprint for South East Burma. Following the September 11 ... Read more ►

KNU’s Decision to Suspend Itself from UNFC Proves Divisive

September 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The decision by the leadership of the Karen National Union to suspend membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council in August has been met with both criticism and praise, with one analyst stating the move was the “right decision to make,” while some Karen comm... Read more ►

Karen Artists Call for Diaspora to Keep Its Culture Alive

September 12, 2014  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Kwee

The renowned Karen artist, Saw Kyaw La Thein, while on a visit to Australia called on the Karen diaspora to preserve Karen culture. Saw Kyaw La Thein was attending an event, on September 6, that showcased traditional Karen music, dance that was organized by the Karen communi... Read more ►

Colonel Chit Thu – “Border Guard Force Stands By The Karen People…”

August 27, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In a speech delivered at the celebration marking the formation of Border Guard Force, a militia group under the control of the Burma Army, Colonel Chit Thu, claimed that his troops are for the benefit of the Karen people. Colonel Chit Thu, senior advisor and general secretar... Read more ►

Karen People Honour Martys

August 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

August 12 marks the Karen Martyrs’ Day and its people scattered around the world take time to honor and remember those who died for freedom. Every year Karen leaders, soldiers and civilians commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the cause of the Karen ... Read more ►

Thai Burma Border Schools Battle Shortage of Teachers and Learning Materials

August 18, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

Schools run by the Karen Education Department (KED) on the Karen State border with Thailand, are facing a massive shortage of teaching materials. Saw Law Eh Moo, the Secretary of the KED, in an interview with Karen News said the education system does not have enough teache... Read more ►

KNU warns it will block any efforts to return refugees prematurely

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s, secretary 1, Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bweh told Karen News that unless the situation in Burma guarantees refugees safety, their dignity and is conducted according to international humanitarian guidelines any return at the moment is not appropriate. I... Read more ►

Karen Lawyers Get Together To Provide Legal Assistance For Karen Community

July 4, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

More than 20 Karen lawyers from all over Burma held an initial meeting in Rangoon last week to discuss the founding of a lawyer network that would provide legal assistance to the Karen community facing legal issues related to human rights, women’s right and land disputes. ... Read more ►

R.I.P – General Tamla Baw – Karen Leader

June 27, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

General Tamla Baw, one of the most respected Karen leaders has died. General Tamla Baw passed away on Thursday June 26, at 9.24pm in the Thai border town of Mae Saraing. General Tamla Baw was a man of deeds and spent his life fighting for freedom, democracy and self-determin... Read more ►

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