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Posts Tagged ‘Karen News’ (4 found)

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

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 […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Karen News  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Gov’t Charges 17 Journalists

Human rights watchdog, Freedom House issued a statement condemning the contempt of court charges filed against 17 journalists in Burma. Freedom House said in their statement that the contempt of court charges filed against the 17 journalists was an indicator of the lack of press freedom in Burma […]

June 29, 2015  •  By Karen News  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Companies Land Applications Spark Villagers’ Protest Over Disputed Land in Karen State

16e33b8fd7ad7ca58b03c6bbca1f0b81_XLThe villagers from Minekan, Hpa-an Township, submitted an letter to the township land registration office on May 27 protesting that applications for permits to grow long-term crops in unclaimed forest land was owned by the local community and was open for investors or companies […]

June 8, 2015  •  By Nan Wai Phyo Zar  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Tanitharyi Divison Villagers Call For Development Projects To Stop As Govt Grants Hundred Of Thousands of Acres To Business Interests

16 October 2014 Photo By Kare NewsRepresentatives from civil society groups, religious leaders and villages in the Tanitharyi Division have sent a petition letter to both the government’s Division Chief Minister and the Karen National Union’s Megui/Tavoy District chairperson to try to get development projects stopped that villagers claim are health hazards.

The petition sent on October 13, was signed by 125 representatives from 46 villages, members of civil society organizations such as Tarkapaw, Community Sustainable And Livelihood Development,Trip-Net, Dawei Development Association and religious leaders in the region […]

October 16, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤