365 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen Revolutionary Day: KNU leader calls for unity and a political solution to end ethnic civil war

January 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

KNU President, General Mutu Say Poe, has called for continued ethnic Karen unity while paying respects to the Karen people in a speech marking the 64th anniversary of Karen Revolutionary Resistance Day. In the speech, General Mutu Say Poe acknowledged the sacrifice of the Ka... Read more ►

US stops resettlement program in June

January 28, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The US has announced its resettlement program for refugees from Burma is to stop in June this year. The US Ambassador to Thailand, David Robinson visited Mae Lae refugee camp on Friday and told refugees that his country’s resettlement program for refugees from Burma will s... Read more ►

Professor warns Karen of the danger of losing its language to Burmese

January 25, 2013  •  Author: Saw Htun Lin (KIC)

Speaking at ceremony held in Rangoon to honour retired Karen university teachers, professor Saw Si Thet Paw, told the large gathering that Karen people were in danger of losing their ability to speak their native languages. Speaking to Karen News, Professor Saw Si Thet Paw s... Read more ►

US ambassador talks to KNU officials

January 24, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Derek Mitchell, the US Ambassador to Burma met with key Karen National Union members in Pa-an (Hpa-an) earlier this month. KNU officials said a number of issues were discussed with Ambassador Mitchell, including, the current political climate, the process of the KNU and gove... Read more ►

Mining companies get State Govt’s go-ahead to dig and survey

January 22, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Mya Kan Thar Mining Company received permission from the State government to mine for antinomy in the Lay Thar Plaw area in Kyain Seikgyi Township in Karen State. U Myo Aung Htay, secretary of the Karen State Administration Office signed, on behalf of the State Minister, a l... Read more ►

Memorial prayer service for Padoh David Taw

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A memorial prayer service was held for Padoh Saw David Taw, the late leader of Karen National Union who was also a member of peace committee, after a hundred days of his death at Hsa Thoo Lei Learning Center in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, Tak Province on Saturday, Janua... Read more ►

Thai Interior Minister cools refugee repatriation talk

January 19, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Senior Thai officials, including the Minister of Interior, visited Mae La refugee camp in Tha Song Yang district of Tak Province to assess the situation of refugees on Thursday, January 13. Thailand’s Interior Minister, Jarupong Ruangsuwan, together with the Tak Governor ... Read more ►

Government Minister joins Karen New Year celebrations

January 16, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

The Minister of Border and Security Affairs, Colonel Zaw Lwin, representing the government, joined with more than 4000 Karen people to celebrate Karen New Year Day, January 12, in Myitta village, Tenasserim Divion, in southern Burma. The KNU Mergui-Tavoy District Secretary,... Read more ►

Monk sends Karen New Year 2013 blessings to all

January 12, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Ashin Pinnya Thami, the head monk from Taunggalay, sent a special Karen New Year blessing to all Karen people. In his public statement Ashin Pinnya Thami said. “Today is the national New Year Day for all the Karen people. Today, the inherent nature of the entire Karen Nat... Read more ►

Karen women’s group endorses KNU talks with government

January 10, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Karen Women Action Group, a community-based women’s group working out of Rangoon gave its approval for the issues the Karen National Union raised in its meeting with the government and its key ministers, including the president and the head of the country’s army. Naw... Read more ►

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