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 ►

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 ►

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