343 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Mae La Refugee Camp Suicide Continue To Rise

December 25, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A teenage boy, 17 from Mae La camp committed suicide on December 22 at his house in Zone A-2, it was the second suicide case in a month. Saw Ah Kine, the section leader of Zone A confirmed to Karen News that the boy often complained of not wanting to live anymore. “The boy... Read more ►

Community Groups And Opposition Candidates Estimate Only 20% of Voters Will Cast Their Vote Correctly in Karen State

November 8, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Civil Society Organizations responsible for organizing voter education activities and some political parties’ candidates have said that they expect only 20% of Karen voters in today’s election to vote correctly in the seven townships in Karen State. Saw Kyaw Swar fr... Read more ►

Ba U Gyi Daughter Labels Burma’s Vote “a Comedy Act…”

November 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Thelma Gyi, the daughter of the charismatic Karen political leader, Saw Ba U Gyi, has called for the country’s ethnic people to stand up for their rights. “Unite, demand the legal recognition of your state borders. Demand an end to corruption, war crimes, land grabbing, ... Read more ►

US Commends Signing Of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Burma

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Despite its concerns about continuing fighting between the Burma Army and Shan and Kachin armed groups the United States released a statement praising the signing of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the government and eight armed groups. The United States in a statem... Read more ►

Karen Groups Call NCA Signing A Nonsense As It Fails to Include All Ethnic Armed Groups

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

More than forty Karen organizations issued a statement critical of the Karen National Union after it had decided to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government that excluded the majority of ethnic armed groups. Seven ethnic armed organizations, including the Ka... Read more ►

*Karen Remember World War II Hero

September 17, 2015  •  Author: Denis Gray

Seventy years after World War II ended, withered and mostly impoverished veterans will gather at the graveside of a British officer who almost no one in England remembers. Maj. Hugh Paul Seagrim — or “Grandfather Longlegs” — remains a legend up in the hills of Myanma... Read more ►

Karen Affairs Minister Resigns from Ruling Party to Join Karen Party

September 6, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen Affairs Minister from the ruling government party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party from the Tanintharyi region resigned and joined the Kayin People’s Party. Saw Hervy, the current Karen Affairs Minister, told Karen News that he resigned from the US... Read more ►

From Mae La Refugee Camp to Salt Lake City, Japan… and Back

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Shwe Yo Lay

In early August, 18 young Karen and Karenni teenage refugees who had resettled to the Salt Lake City in the US, returned to the Mae La refugee camps on Thai border where they were born. The boys were on a trip to attend a World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan and to Thail... Read more ►

KPSN and International Karen Organization Alarmed Over KNU’s Decision to Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Karen community-based organizations have issued media statements raising concerns about the recent decision of the Karen National Union to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Burma government. The Karen Peace Support Network (KNSP), a coalition of community based ... Read more ►

Despite its Legal Status, Karen Martyrs’ Day Well Attended

August 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

For the second year running the Burma’s government allowed Karen people to commemorate their Martyrs’ Day in Rangoon. The 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day was held at the Judson Hall on August 12, 2015. This year’s event organized by Karen youth groups packed out the ... Read more ►

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