370 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

KNU Calls for Unity – Revolution Not Over Yet

February 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The General Secretary of the Karen National Union, P’Doh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, called for Karen unity at a ceremony marking the 65th Karen Revolution Day, at Hpa-an district, 7th Brigade headquarters. “We need to rebuild the unity of the Karen people. The Burma’s [... Read more ►

National ID Scheme Met With Confusion, Indifference, Fear

February 4, 2014  •  Author: Saw Lindsay and Saw Mort

Burma’s National ID Cards grant relative freedom of travel, allow voting in national elections, access to official schools. Denied for decades basic government services, villagers in Karen State view Burma’s National ID Card scheme with a mix of confusion, indifference, ... Read more ►

Naw K’nyaw Paw Wins P’doh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

February 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K’nyaw Paw Nimrod, General Secretary of the Karen Women Organization (KWO) has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, on 31st January 2014, Karen Revolution Day. The award ceremony was held on the evening of the Karen 65th Revolu... Read more ►

Karen Party Readies For 2015 Election

February 2, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

In a move to be prepared for the national election in 2015, the Hpa-an based Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP) held a plenary conference to spell out the party’s policies. The PSDP is one of the four of Karen parties taking part in the 2010 election. The PSDP told the m... Read more ►

Karen To Form New Karen National Party

February 2, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen community’s in the Yangon and Irrawaddy divisions are to form a new political party, known as the Karen National Party (KNP). Initial plans to establish the party were put in place in 2013. Karen representatives met this week at Ta-Kwun-Dine village, Kyauk-Kone T... Read more ►

KNU Leader Calls For The End Of Civil War – Demands Equality

January 30, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

General Mutu Say Poe, chairperson of the Karen National Union (KNU) in a speech addressed to all Karen people to mark the 65th Karen Revolution Day, called for a peaceful solution to the civil war that it has fought for the last six decades. Thousands of Karen people made th... Read more ►

DKBA and KNLA Join Forces For Revolution Day Parade

January 30, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Saung

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) will hold a joint Military Parade for the first time to mark the 65th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day on Friday January 31. Saw Moshay, the DKBA’s deputy chief-of-staff told... Read more ►

Let’s Unite To Make History

January 23, 2014  •  Author: *Dr Timothy Laklem

Dr Timothy Laklem calls for Karen unity and self-determination and for all ethnic people to be treated equally within a democratic and federal union of Burma. It is not my intention in this ‘opinion piece’ to blame, but rather to give a strong reminder to those negotiat... Read more ►

Karen Discuss National Census

January 14, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

Karen representatives from across Burma held a two-day forum from January 9 to 10, in Hpa-An, Karen State, with the objective of “forming a united position of all the Karen nationals of Burma, acquiring true Karen population figures and using the correct names of Karen sub... Read more ►

Karen Communities Work For Kids To Have A Decent Education

January 13, 2014  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Nan Htoo San

The sound of children singing resounds from Klay Poe Klo School in Karen State, Burma. Naw Htoo La Paw smiles as the song finishes, her youngest child held in one arm. Kids bustle out of the classroom – a single, open room with wooden benches – heading for lunch. Htoo La... Read more ►

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