364 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Australian based Karen keeping their mother tongue alive

November 11, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Young Karen people who fled conflict in their homeland in Burma and resettled in Australia are able to learn, write and speak their own language. Victoria State, appreciate and happy for being able to maintain their language through the official Karen language class. The Au... Read more ►

Historical temple site bulldozed by developers

November 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union stopped the Italian-Thai Development Company after one of its bulldozers ‘cleared’ an ancient pagoda near the Karen village of Myitta while constructing the Dawei-Kanchanaburi highway east of Dawei, Tenasserim Division. Villagers believe the Ital... Read more ►

Australian Prime Minister honors Karen woman

November 2, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A Karen woman who resettled to Australia from Burma in 1999 received an award for her work in the community from the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Say Htoo Eh Moero received recognition for her work with the Australian Karen community when she was presented with ... Read more ►

Community calls on KNU to put the peoples’ interest first

October 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen people are relieved that the Karen National Union have found after intense discussion peaceful solutions to resolve the organisations internal conflict. The KNU released a statement on Saturday 27 October that said it had to its member satisfaction resolved its recent ... Read more ►

KNU reappoints dismissed leaders

October 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen Nation Union’s Central Standing Committee released a statement following its emergency meeting held on October 25-26th that it had reappointed its recently dismissed leaders. The KNU meeting was attended by 40 Central Standing Committee and Central Standing C... Read more ►

Message to the KNU – Unite for the Karen people

October 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen community organizations, people and religious leaders in Burma have called for the Karen National Union (KNU) to resolve its internal conflict, unite and to continue its ongoing ‘peace-talks’ with the Burma’s government. Representatives from different Karen socia... Read more ►

David Taw makes peace

October 21, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei and S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

As many as a thousand people turned out to pay their last respects at Padoh Saw David Taw’s funeral which was held at Thay Bay Hta in the Karen National Union 7th brigade. The crowd included David Taw’s family, officials from KNU and KNLA, Padoh Saw Ah Toe, Padoh Saw Ro... Read more ►

Karen children get small taste of their own language

October 20, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Small girls and boys in a variety of traditional Karen costumes – girls wear striped, white, blue and yellow dresses, while boys wear red. It is Saturday morning and the children gather in front of their wooden school, a basic structure that lacks walled classrooms. T... Read more ►

RIP – Padoh Saw David Taw – (1948-2012)

October 14, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Padoh David Taw, a Karen leader, died tonight at 10:30pm in Mingalardon military hospital in Rangoon. Padoh David Taw, aged 65, passed away after suffering from a long illness. The Burma government tonight (Sunday) will fly by helicopter, Padoh David Taw’s body to Karen S... Read more ►

Karen people will KNU leaders to unite

October 14, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

An attempt to reunify a recent division in the Karen National Union has made marked progress this week when both sides agreed to talk. Karen people and community-based-organizations around the world were shocked to read in the media that three KNU leaders had breached the po... Read more ►

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