329 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Unseen Hands Torch New Karen School – Destroys Children’s Chance of Learning

March 4, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The excitement of having a new primary school to learn in did not last long for students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township, as their newly built school was burnt to the ground by unknown persons, just six days after its opening ceremony. The Karen Community Ba... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Breathe Life Into Their Rice-Tying Ritual To Summon The Rice Spirits

March 3, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort/Karen News

Traditionally the Karen people believe nature has its own spirits. The Karen people place great importance on these spirits and depend on them for their wellbeing. These spirits live in and are the caretakers of the mountains, forests, rivers and plants. The spirits are also... Read more ►

Media Talk of Repatriation of Refugees Wrong

February 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai government’s focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries. Reports in the Thai English language media got it wrong, accordi... Read more ►

Australian MP Acknowledges Karen’s Revolution Is Just

February 4, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

An Australia’s Member of Parliament Mr. Luke Simpkins attended the 66th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day in Karen State on January 31st said he recognised the Karen people’s fight for justice. Mr Simpkins said ,“I support all the ethnic people including the Kare... Read more ►

Australian Karen Show Solidarity

February 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Australia’s Karen community gathered in Sydney on Saturday to mark the 66th year of armed struggle against successive military regimes in Burma. “The celebration today is to empower the Karen community of Australia and to raise awareness about the human rights situation ... Read more ►

KNU Leader Calls For Unity On Karen Resistance Day Ceremony

January 30, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung/Karen News

Karen people have started to make their annual pilgrimage to the Karen National Liberation Army 7th Brigade’s headquarter in Hpa-an district to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the beginning of its resistance against the former Burma military regime. The Karen Resistanc... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Build School for Remote Villagers

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Primary school students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township will be starting the 2015 academic year in a new school. The Karen Community Based Network Group is finalizing the school construction project to have it ready for the students. The KCBNG, are based in ... Read more ►

Memorial Service Honored Deceased Legendary Karen General

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A memorial service was held for General Bo Mya, the late chairman of the Karen National Union and head of its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army and for his oldest son, Saw Nay Kaw. General Bo Mya served the Karen struggle since the 1940’s until his death in 2... Read more ►

UNHCR and Thai Govt Plan to Verify and Record Refugee Populations on the Thai-Burma Border

January 19, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The United Nation High Commission for Refugees and the Thai Ministry of Interior are planning a joint exercise to verify refugee population in the nine camps along the Thai-Burma border in January, according to sources from camp service providers. Saw Robert Htwe, chairpers... Read more ►

Thousands Celebrate Karen New Year and DKBA Day

December 25, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

As many as 2,000 people joined the celebration of Karen New Year of 2754 and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army’s 20th formation day that was organized at DKBA’s Sone Si Myaing headquarter in Karen State. Karen villagers, representatives from political parties, Karen S... Read more ►

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