313 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen Don Dance Added to Burma National Performing Arts Competition

September 21, 2016  •  Author: Nant Thwar Paung

The Karen traditional Don Dance has been included in the Burma National Performing Arts competition that has been held for over 20-years. The inclusion of the ethnic performing arts, particularly ethnic traditional dances, were discussed at the recent meeting of the competit... Read more ►

VALE – SAW KWEH SAY – 1973 to 2016 KAREN ACTIVIST AND DOCUMENTARY MAKER

August 30, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Saw Kweh Say Karen activist, songwriter, singer, filmmaker and founding member of Karen News, died in Mae Sot at the age of 43. Kweh Say suffered from diabetes and number of other health related illnesses in recent years. His commitment to his family, Karen related issues w... Read more ►

Selected Village Schools in Rangoon to be Taught Karen Language

August 18, 2016  •  Author: Nant Thwar Phaung

Karen students from village schools in Kungyangone Township in the Rangoon Region are to be taught their mother language, but outside official school classes. The schools that Pwo [Plone] Karen will be taught are; Taitkyi, Zuklug, Tawjyaung, Wagauttaw, Mankaleit, Kayan, Hsei... Read more ►

Karen Youth Education Worker Awarded the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

August 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

The winner of the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Sa Shine, a youth educator from the Hpa-an Youth Network. Sa Shine was presented with the award at the 66th commemoration ceremony of the Karen Martyrs’ Day held at the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th brig... Read more ►

Police Officer Killed by Sword – Killer Surrenders 

August 15, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A lance corporal and platoon commander from the Karen National Union’s Kawkareik police force was attacked and killed by a man wielding a sword. The killing of the police officer took place in Ang Pha Lay village in southern Kawkareik, around 2pm on August 8, 2016. The pol... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Rations Distribution System to be Replaced By Food Credit Cards

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Border Consortium, a coalition of INGO’s that has administered aid to the camps for over three decades, is preparing for a pilot project that uses a card system to deliver food rations to refugee camps residents from the end of July, 2016. The food card system will beg... Read more ►

Karen Youth Organization Elects Totally New Central Committee To Run it

July 12, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

An 11-memeber new central executive committee was voted in at the 5th Karen Youth Organization congress held on June 29 at Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Pa-an district in Karen State. The new elected central executive members include Saw Ler Ner as chairman, Saw Eh Soe as vice-cha... Read more ►

Refugee Health Workers Strike Over Claims That French Aid Group Denies Their Rights and Refuses to Pay

July 9, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in two refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border stopped work over non-payment of compensation and claims that they are treated unfairly by a non-government organization running hospitals in the camp. Camp residents said that on July 5th, health workers employed ... Read more ►

Prosthetic Workshop Center Opens in Hlaingbwe Township

June 27, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

A prosthetic leg production center has been set up in Klo Yaw Lay area of Hlaingbwe Township on June 20, with the coordination of Kawthoolei Department of Health and Welfare and Mae Tao Clinic with support of donors from South Korea. The building of the prosthetic workshop s... Read more ►

Thai PM: “Thailand Will Continue to Take Care of the Refugees on Humanitarian Grounds…”

June 23, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha was reported as saying that Burma’s government refugees needed more time to put in place a process to repatriate its refugees. General Prayut was quoted by The Bangkok Post and before the three-day visit of Aung San Su... Read more ►

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