313 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

The 2011 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award call for nominees

December 12, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Phan Foundation has officially announced their acceptance of nominees for the 4th year of Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award until the cut-off on January 31, 2012. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health, educa... Read more ►

Burma government restricts Karen New Year celebrations

December 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen people from Tenasserim Division in southern Burma are challenging new government restrictions on celebrating Karen New Year in the Division capital, Tavoy. A Karen elder in Tavoy, who does not want to be named, told Karen News that Tenasserim’s Government Chief M... Read more ►

KNU denies ceasefire agreement

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union denied they have entered into a ceasefire with the Burma government. In an official statement on the ‘Peace Talks’, dated 24th November, the KNU said. “Recent media reports that the Karen National Union (KNU) had agreed to a ceasefire with the... Read more ►

Karen women accuse Thai workers of wooing them into false marriages

November 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen villagers alleged Thai company workers of exploiting and marrying local women while they are employed in construction work in southern Burma. A village elder said villagers are outraged at recent false marriages involving three Karen women in Kaw Htee Lor (Tha Byu Cha... Read more ►

What price DKBA ceasefire agreement?

November 11, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The ethnic people of Burma crave peace. In the recent years they have voiced their support for a genuine political dialogue that will deliver long lasting peace for their people. Ethnic people working for a wide variety of community groups and canvassed by Karen News said t... Read more ►

Government ‘KNU peace offers’ designed to split

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Burma’s ruling party is sending its members to Karen non-ceasefire areas in the southern part of the country bearing peace offers. The most recent case involved a member of parliament from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, Saw Ha Bee, an ethnic Karen, who ... Read more ►

Karen political party to launch magazine

September 22, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Pa-an based Plone-Swor Democratic Party of Karen State is to launch a monthly journal in the coming Karen New Year. The magazine will cover politics, Karen issues and international news. The new magazine is set to challenge the government’s claims that it is serious a... Read more ►

Karen MP asks for EU aid

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Karen political party, Plao-Swaw Democratic Party (PSDP) urged the European Union to help civilians in Papun, Kyain Seikygi and southern Kawkariek Township, Karen state. The request comes after Ms Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Hu... Read more ►

Emergency medicine needed for influenza victims

September 13, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A severe influenza outbreak among school children in Si Poe Khee village, Pai Kyone Township last week has so far infected more than 40 children. Saw Mu Ka Paw, the Si Poe Khee school’s head master said many children were unable to attend school and people are worried the... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance says government’s ceasefire offer is unacceptable

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council said the recent letter from Burma’s President, Thein Sein’s announcing a countrywide ceasefire was unacceptable. The letter urged the ethnic armed groups to get in touch with their regional/state level governments. The UNFC’s re... Read more ►

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