365 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

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 ►

New Year Celebrations Cheer Karen Villagers

January 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The 2014 Karen New Year is first time hundreds of Karen villagers east of Myeik were able to celebrate. On January 1, 2014, hundreds of Karen villagers in Paluk and Palaw townships and other eastern parts of Myeik town, Tanintharyi region came to celebrate the Karen New Year... Read more ►

There’s Only One Karen…

January 2, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

General Mutu Say Poe, the chairman of the Karen National Union in his New Year address to the community called for unity, solidarity and said that the Karen people have to be proud of their culture and traditions. General Mutu spoke of the Karen “national characteristics ... Read more ►

Karen New Year – Factions Show Unity

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke to people attending New Year celebrations held at Border Guard Force headquarters on the Burma side of the River Moei to ask them what they wanted peace talks to deliver in 2014. Thousands of Karen came the BGF headquarters at Shwe Kokko Myaing village in My... Read more ►

2014 – A Critical Year For Karen People

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

As the 2013 draws to an end and as 2014 is heralded in a number of issues remain critical for the Karen people. Rations cuts were introduced in the nine refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. Repatriation of refugees is on the agenda but many international humanitarian ... Read more ►

Thailand’s Most Wanted – General Saw Lah Pwe Now in Hospital

December 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The leader of the Karen militia that attacked the Burma Army in Myawaddy in late 2010 and in the resulting firefight forcing thousands of refugees into Thailand has been admitted to a Rangoon hospital for treatment of what is feared maybe cancer. Major General Saw Lah Pwe, a... Read more ►

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