Karen National Unity Seminar supports KNU peace plan

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 150 representatives from 40 different Karen organizations attended the 9th Karen National Unity Seminar held from May 27 to 31 in Karen State. The seminar discussed ways to strengthen unity among all Karen people in the context of the current political situation in... Read more ►

KNU’s Colonel Ner Dah Mya briefs Australian Parliament

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwe (KIC)

Colonel Ner Dah Mya, a son of General Saw Bo Mya, met and discussed with Burmese civil society groups in Sydney during a recent visit to Australia. The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) organized the meeting and discussion that was attended by 30 people from Burma includin... Read more ►

Rangoon woman wins Pado Mahn Shar Award

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Nant Thandar Aung from the Rangoon based Karen Women Empowerment Group (KEWG) is the winner of the 2012 Pado Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. The Phan Foundation announced its award winner at the 9th anniversary of Karen Unity Seminar held in the Karen National Union’s Hpa... Read more ►

Burma Army issues legal ultimatum to ethnic armed groups – no flag raising and no weapons

May 28, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army has issued an ultimatum to Karen ethnic armed groups to remove their flags by midday Wednesday or suffer the consequences. The Commander of Burma Army Light Infantry Division, Brigadier General Htin Maw Tun, has ordered armed groups in the Myawaddy district to... Read more ►

Karen health officials push for better health care

May 28, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

International health organisations estimate southeastern Burma’s health infrastructure as one of the regions worst with as many as 400,000 people displaced there. Karen villagers deprived of health care for decades are hoping that following a series of meetings between off... Read more ►

Still not safe to send back refugees

May 26, 2013  •  Author: Saw Lah Khin Moo

Following three days of discussion representatives from organizations working on refugee issues along the Thai-Burma border, refugee representatives, civil society groups, political leaders agreed that the current situation in Burma is not safe for refugees to return. Over 4... Read more ►

Karen women’s voices vital in peace talks

May 26, 2013  •  Author: *Christine Leah and Nan Paw Gay

The participation of women in future peace talks between the ethnic groups and the central government will be critical contribution to achieving lasting peace in Burma. Durable peace goes beyond the mere absence of conflict, and whilst the Burmese military and the Karen Nati... Read more ►

People in ‘authority’ approve land theft

May 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Saw Albert, the field director of the Karen Human Rights Group, in an exclusive interview with Karen News, said that since Burma’s 2010 election, changes in the government’s administration has allowed a lot of business and development projects to come into the countr... Read more ►

Klo and Kweh Rocks Canada

May 23, 2013  •  Author: Nimrod

Karen musicians from across Burma and performing under the name the Klo and Kweh Music Team arrived in Canada for series of performances this month. The nine member Klo and Kweh Music Team now touring Canada includes the respected and well know players Winston, Win Htwe, Bo ... Read more ►

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 ►

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