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  • Sun, 21 May 2017 16:15:14 +0000: KNU Official Carrying Arms in Mixed Control Areas Gets Complaint from Govt State Border Affair - Karen News
    A member of the Karen State government has objected to a Karen National Union official totting guns in an area of “dual administration”. The KNU signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in 2015, which as they were recently reminded, restricts them from carrying guns in areas not under their control. The Kayin State Minister of […]
  • Sun, 21 May 2017 12:41:55 +0000: Myeik interfaith forum participants to create conflict prevention network - Karen News
    Myanmar needs a conflict prevention network, religious and civil society leaders in Tanintharyi Region announced at a conference this week. “We will establish a network by uniting people of different religions from various fields [to prevent] issues that can cause religious conflict and can harm peace,” said Ko Arkar Oo, an organizer of the Peace […]
  • Sun, 21 May 2017 12:35:39 +0000: Teaching hospital opened in Karen State - Karen News
    A Canadian charity and the Karen National Union launched Karen State’s first modern teaching hospital this weekend. The 24-bed, Taw Naw Teaching Hospital will train local healthcare practitioners and help boost local public health services, according to Global Neighbors Canada Inc. Padoh Saw Eh K’lu Shwe Oo, head of Karen State’s Department of Health and […]
  • Sun, 14 May 2017 12:27:05 +0000: Hpa-an’s Telaku Village welcomes uptick in visitors - Karen News
    Tourists are increasingly finding their way to a unique enclave in Kayin (Karen) State where the Telaku Karen live, village elders told KIC news. The Telaku village in Hpa-an township is home to just over three dozen members of the sub-group of the Karen people. Though the residents live just 30 minutes from the state […]
  • Thu, 11 May 2017 15:39:30 +0000: Migrant Workers Face Difficulties to Process New Thai Employment Documents, as Agents Cash In - Karen News
    Migrant workers and employers find the resulting process of the official joint agreement of the Thai and Burma governments to issue them with new legal papers time consuming, difficult and complicated. The two governments reached an agreement to issue the new paperwork known as, the Certificate of Identity (CI) in October last year, but there […]
  • Tue, 09 May 2017 14:41:30 +0000: Australian Media Under Threat From Greedy Bosses - Karen News
    Journalists working at Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, The Age in Melbourne and the Australian Financial Review took strike action on Wednesday 10 May to protest management’s decision to cut 125 full time jobs at the newspapers. Staff took strike action after management cut the workers out of negotiations that will see newsroom staff cut by […]
  • Mon, 08 May 2017 14:36:52 +0000: Labor attaché refutes reports of Myanmar workers arrested at Myawaddy border - Karen News
    A Burma embassy official denied what he said were “rumors” about migrant workers being arrested or left stranded at the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border. Prior to Thingyan, Thailand announced a New Year’s gift for its large community of migrant workers, declaring that passport-holding laborers could return home for the holidays without having to pay for a […]
  • Mon, 08 May 2017 14:33:42 +0000: Myawaddy Residents Protest Electricity Price Hikes - Karen News
    Angered over recent electricity price increases and frequent blackouts, over 200 people staged a protest on May 1 in Myawaddy township, Kayin State. Protesters complained that the recent change in power distributors was not handled transparently, and said the new arrangement is not beneficial to the public. “In the past, we only had to pay […]
  • Mon, 01 May 2017 09:31:27 +0000: Workers Of The World Unite! - Karen News
    Today workers around the world take to the streets to commemorate May Day and to show their solidarity for their hard fought rights and to continue to protest for a better world. For workers in Burma it’s an especially hard life. Low wages, often a dangerous working environment and failure of employers to recognize international […]
  • Mon, 01 May 2017 08:51:41 +0000: Villagers Demand Return of Confiscated Land at Ceasefire Monitoring Team Meeting - Karen News
    Villagers demanded the return of their land, confiscated by the Burma Army, with members of the Karen State Ceasefire Joint Monitoring Committee – State level (JMC-S) who held its first meeting with local villagers on April 26 at Kya-in Gyi village, in Kyain Seikgyi Township. Sources from civil society organizations and local villagers, said the […]
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