KNU protests as EGAT marks Salween River Hat Gyi dam site

May 20, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Villagers living along the Salween River claim that the Thai energy authority are moving ahead with plans to build a dam at the Hat Gyi site. Villagers in the area said that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have put up water level measurement posts on ... Read more ►

Teacher shortage fails Karen kids

May 8, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Myint Kanpon residents aim to increase the numbers of teachers at the government primary school in Myint Kanpon, Dawei Township, Tenasserim Division. Saw Chit Chit, a Myint Kanpon villager, explains. “In our village, there is only one teacher that is nominated by the Gover... Read more ►

Sth Korea arrest Karen youth leader

May 3, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Saw Hlaing Myo, a chairman of the Karen Youth Organization’s (Korea) based in South Korea has been accused of working illegally and arrested by the Korean government. Local sources confirmed Saw Hlaing Myo is been detained at Incheon’s Immigration Department, Incheon Sta... Read more ►

Karen Group Dance For King

May 3, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The dance group from the Overseas Karen Refugee’s Social Organization (OKRSO) based in Bangkok, are honoured to be included in a ceremony that pays respect to His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The Overseas Karen Refugee’s Social Organization literature a... Read more ►

Refugees wary of Govt repatriation ‘pilot’

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

For the first time since 1974 the Burma government has met with the Karen Refugee Committee in Hpa-an Town. The government put forward its plan to KRC that they wanted to ‘trial a pilot project’ to take back about 50 refugees households who are now living in camps on the... Read more ►

Teachers want official go-ahead to teach Karen

April 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Fort the first time the Karen Education Department and the Karen Teachers Working Group held a summer camp for teacher training in a government controlled area. The training was held in Pway Poe Kla village, east of Dawei, in Southern Burma. The training was made possible be... Read more ►

Karen and govt health workers agree to work together

April 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Burma government and Karen health officials have agreed to join forces to combat malaria in rural communities. Officers from the Karen National Union (KNU) health department and the Dr Win Naing, the Burma government health director for Karen State, agreed to cooperate t... Read more ►

Karen work towards a better future

April 4, 2013  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

For the first time, Karen people from different regions inside Burma and from the Thai-Burma border got together to discuss current Karen affairs in Hpa-an Town, Karen State. After two days of talks, a Karen Unity and Peace Committee (KUPC) was formed to work towards securin... Read more ►

Karen artists draw crowds to Rangoon exhibition

March 22, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

For the first time, Karen artists from all over Burma got together in Rangoon and held an art exhibition of painting and sculptures about Karen peoples’ daily lives. The art exhibition will run in Rangoon from March 15 to 21, 2013. The exhibition was organized by the K... Read more ►

Celebrated Karen artist Zwekabin Kyaw Lay immortalised

March 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

On February 18 a ceremony was held to celebrate the life of a famous Karen artist, Zwekabin Kyaw Lay. Saw Yar Haung said that Zwekabin Kyaw Lay had traveled extensively and educated the Karen people through his art in spite of various difficulties he faced. Because he sacri... Read more ►

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