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  • Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:25:27 +0000: Solar Power System Set to Light-up Lay Kay Kaw’s New Town Project - Karen News
    Authorities are holding discussions on using a solar power system in the Lay Kay Kaw newtown in Myawaddy Township, Karen State until electricity is available for the settlement development project. Lay Kay Kaw newtown is situated nine -miles south of Myawaddy town and was built to accommodate conflict affected communities, including displaced villagers, refugees and […]
  • Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:21:40 +0000: Peace Without Unity: The Challenge of Peace and Forging Karen Unity Post-KNU Congress - Karen News
    On April 7, the highly anticipated 16th KNU Congress came to an end with the election of a new leadership to drive the organization for the next four years. Unlike many past congresses, the 16th KNU Congress attracted enormous interest from Burma watchers and from the Karen community around the world because many believed that […]
  • Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:12:58 +0000: Have Your Say: Padoh Naw Zipporah Urges for Genuine Peace and Ethnic Unity - Karen News
    In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, despite losing her position as vice-chairperson in the Karen National Union’s 16th Congress recent election, urged the new leaders to work for a genuine peace and to be united with the country’s ethnic nationalities. The KNU 16th congress have elected new a chairperson, vice-chairperson, […]
  • Sat, 08 Apr 2017 08:10:17 +0000: KNU Elections – Senior Women Leader, Zipporah Sein Loses Key Position as Mutu Sae Po Re-elected Chairperson - Karen News
    The Karen National Union elections for its four-year term leadership ended on April 8, 2017 after the top five positions were voted in. Chairperson, General Mutu Sae Po was re-elected to serve in the position for another four years, while Naw Zipporah Sein lost her position as vice-chair in an early round of the election […]
  • Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:21:33 +0000: KNU Approves Next Four-Year Agenda - Karen News
    The Karen National Union (KNU) has approved a roadmap roughly outlining its future activities over the next four years. The ethnic armed organization is currently convening its 16th congress, where election of its new leadership body is underway. Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bwe, chair of the KNU Congress Committee, said the 20-point agenda for 2017-2021 […]
  • Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:17:26 +0000: KNU 16th Congress – The Final Stage - Karen News
    The current 16th Karen National Union (KNU) Congress entered its final stage from the first week of April, 2017. Election of new leadership that will take office for the next four years start tomorrow, on April 6. During the previous weeks, representatives debated several issues before an agreement and understanding could be reached. These issues […]
  • Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:30:06 +0000: Karen Organizations Congratulate Ethnic Parties on By-election Wins - Karen News
    According to the results announced by the Union Election Commission, the National League for Democracy took the largest share of the 19 seats available, capturing nine spots, while the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy kept the race close, picking up another six seats. The Arakan National Party (ANP) and the All Nationalities Democracy Party (ANDP) […]
  • Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:35:15 +0000: KNU’s Constitution and Rules Approved after Long Debate - Karen News
    After extensive discussions and over a week of debates, the Karen National Union finally has a new charter setting out its governing principles and administration. The KNU, one of the major ethnic armed groups to have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in 2015, is holding its 16th national congress in Lay Wah (also known […]
  • Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:26:55 +0000: Thai Govt to Ease Travel Restrictions for Myanmar Migrants over Thingyan - Karen News
    Thailand has announced a Thingyan [water festival] gift for Myanmar migrant workers. Those heading home for the April holiday can do so without paying travel fees, and without fear of arrest, according to a recent decree. The fee waiver applies to migrant workers holding temporary passports and temporary work permits called “pink cards”; who otherwise […]
  • Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:58:52 +0000: Around 800 Join Karen Language Teaching Workshop - Karen News
    Over 800 Kayin State teachers are being trained in Karen language and culture in a three-week workshop in Hpa-An. “Ethnic language teaching is now permitted at government schools,” said Ko Wunna Htun, one of the leaders of the training program, which is being conducted by the Kayin (Karen) literature and culture association. “At this training, […]
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