304 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen Blame Burma Army’s Lack of Respect For Ceasefire Agreement For Latest Fighting

March 3, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting broke out between the Burma Army and Karen fighters in Papun Township, northern Karen State on February 24, over claims that the government soldiers had violated a ceasefire agreement. The dispute began when the Burma Army transported food rations to its frontline ... Read more ►

Karen Refugee Committee Presses New Gov’t to Take Refugee Issue Seriously

February 23, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

New executive members of the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) have called for the new NLD government to put the issue of refugee repatriation on its agenda. The KRC executive said the new government had to ensure refugees could ireturn in safety and with dignity when the time c... Read more ►

Forced to Pay to Farm Their Own Land, Villagers Now Demand Burma Army Returns Their Confiscated Land

February 19, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

War Zwin villagers in Pulaw Township, Tannitharyi Division want their confiscated lands return to them. The villagers’ lands were taken in 2001by Burma Army to make way for the No.12 Secondary Military Training School. Saw Hser K’paw Doh, a War Zwin villager told Karen N... Read more ►

End of Funding Will Force Ei Tu Hta Karen Displaced Peoples’ Camp To Close

February 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shuang

Funding for thousands of displaced Karen people living at Ei Tu Hta IDP camp face a daunting future as funding will stop in September 2017. Karen News is led to understand that the funding for basic food assistance for the displaced Karen people living at the IDP camp will e... Read more ►

BGF Militia Commander’s Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A pick-up truck carrying a commander of the Border Guard Force and troops was attacked by an unknown armed group on the old Myawaddy-Kawkareik Road last week – no casualties were reported. The incident happened on the 2nd February, 2016 at about 4 pm when a pick-up tru... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament to be Chaired by NLD

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The second term of the Karen State Parliament meeting is scheduled to start on 8 February, 2016 and the chairperson is expected to be a Member of State Parliament from the National League for Democracy. The Karen State Party’s chairperson, Nan Khin Htwe Myint, said that th... Read more ►

New Book Details Karen Revolution History

February 3, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A book documenting the history of Karen Revolution was launched in Rangoon on January 31st to mark the 67th Karen Resistance Day. The Karen Youth group organized the event in honor of the Karen struggle for equality. Saw Tun Tun, from the Karen Youth group leader said that ... Read more ►

56 Karen Revolutionaries Awarded KNU Gold Medals On 67th Karen Resistance Day

February 3, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Karen freedom fighters who served in the revolution for 50 years were awarded gold medals on the 31 of January during the celebrations for the 67th anniversary of the Karen Resistance Day. Padoh Saw Hla Tun, in charge of the organizing and information department of the Karen... Read more ►

Five Karen Political Parties to Unite Into One

January 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Preparations for the integration of five Karen political parties are now underway and it is planned that the five parties will unite within the year. The decision to be integrated was made at an integration meeting held on the 26th of January in Rangoon where 30 delegates fr... Read more ►

Karen Leaders New Year Call For Unity, Ethnic Rights and the End of Oppression

January 26, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In messages to mark Karen News Years Day and addressed to Karen both in Burma and across the world, leaders urged unity. “If we are united we will have victory. On this New Year, wherever we are, if we unite our voices from everywhere [all over the world], people will be f... Read more ►

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