Karen Soldier Killed in Latest Fighting, KNU Claims Government Troops Attacked First
Karen News September 30, 2014

A soldier has been killed during fighting between the Karen National Defense Organisation (that operates under the control of the Karen National Union) and the Burma Army. The fighting took place on September 27 near Mu The’ village in Kyaukgyi To… Read More

 
Deadly Fighting Breaks Out Between Burma Army and Karen Armed Groups - Border Crossing Closed
Karen News September 27, 2014

Residents of the Burma border town of Myawaddy told Karen News that fighting broke out at Aung Shwe Bo section between government soldiers and Karen armed groups. A woman resident said, “fighting took place at Aung Shwe Bo section where both the B… Read More

 
Karen National Union To Decide On Ethnic Alliance Membership At Emergency Meeting In October
Karen News September 26, 2014

Following suspension of its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council, the ethnic alliance bloc, the Karen National Union have said that they will make a decision on whether to stop or continue their membership with the UNFC. Earlie… Read More

 
Government’s Militia Accused of Murdering Karen Soldier
Karen News September 26, 2014

Handcuffed and with his throat-slit, Saw Ta Noe’s body was found in the Moei River near the Burmese border town of Myawaddy on September 22, a week after his disappearance. Saw Ta Noe, 23 a private, served in the Karen National Liberation Army’s s… Read More

 
“We Have Never Seen Peace” - Karen People Have Their Say on International Day of Peace
Karen News September 23, 2014

To mark the International Day of Peace, Karen News spoke to members of the Karen community about the importance of peace. Following six decades of conflict, the Karen National Union entered into a preliminary ceasefire with the Burmese government… Read More

 

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Karen Soldier Killed in Latest Fighting, KNU Claims Government Troops Attacked First

September 30, 2014  • 

A soldier has been killed during fighting between the Karen National Defense Organisation (that operates under the control of the Karen National Union) and the Burma Army. The fighting took place on September 27 near Mu The’ village in Kyaukgyi Township, Pago division, where the Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion #361 was patrolling areas under ... Read more ►

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Deadly Fighting Breaks Out Between Burma Army and Karen Armed Groups – Border Crossing Closed

September 27, 2014  • 

Residents of the Burma border town of Myawaddy told Karen News that fighting broke out at Aung Shwe Bo section between government soldiers and Karen armed groups. A woman resident said, “fighting took place at Aung Shwe Bo section where both the Burma Army and BGF [Border Guard Force] are based. [Burma] army had now shut down all road access duri... Read more ►

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Karen National Union To Decide On Ethnic Alliance Membership At Emergency Meeting In October

September 26, 2014  • 

Following suspension of its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council, the ethnic alliance bloc, the Karen National Union have said that they will make a decision on whether to stop or continue their membership with the UNFC. Earlier reports from the KNU indicated that the issue would be discussed during its Central Executive Committ... Read more ►

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Government’s Militia Accused of Murdering Karen Soldier

September 26, 2014  • 

Handcuffed and with his throat-slit, Saw Ta Noe’s body was found in the Moei River near the Burmese border town of Myawaddy on September 22, a week after his disappearance. Saw Ta Noe, 23 a private, served in the Karen National Liberation Army’s special battalion under the Headquarter Command located in the KNLA’s 6th Brigade. On September ... Read more ►

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Broad-based Community Involvement Is Central to Success of the Karen Political Movement and Struggle

September 20, 2014  • 

In the wake of the Karen National Union’s sudden walk out from the United Nationalities Federal Council’s conference and its subsequent temporary suspension of its membership in the ethnic alliance in late August, Karen communities and Karen civil society organizations were left baffled, confused, shocked, and enraged. They were left wondering ... Read more ►

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Karen National Union Responds To Why It Has Temporarily Suspended Its Membership Of The Ethnic Alliance

September 5, 2014  • 

The Karen National Union formally announced their suspension of participation with the ethnic alliance – the United Nationalities for Federal Council. The move has massive ramifications for the ethnic alliance. The KNU claim that its move was made so it can review and consult within their organization on the differences and its disagreement over ... Read more ►

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“We Have Never Seen Peace” – Karen People Have Their Say on International Day of Peace

September 23, 2014  • 

To mark the International Day of Peace, Karen News spoke to members of the Karen community about the importance of peace. Following six decades of conflict, the Karen National Union entered into a preliminary ceasefire with the Burmese government in 2012. But a lasting peace deal remains elusive and sporadic clashes between KNU ... Read more ►

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Government Uniform and Weapons Ban Upsets Karen Armed Groups

September 20, 2014  • 

An order from the Burma Army banning Karen armed groups from wearing uniforms and carrying weapons has received a negative response from the militant groups. The Myawaddy based Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 275, issued an order to the KloHtooBaw Karen Organization – a political wing of Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (D... Read more ►

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Karen State – Police Arrest Three People on Suspicion of Drug Dealing

September 20, 2014  • 

Police in Kawkareik Town, Karen State have arrested three people on suspicions of drug dealing. The suspects, one man and two women, were arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine pills, also known as ‘ya ma’. Police Chief Aung Oo from the Special Anti-narcotic Force in Kawkareik Township told Karen News that the three ... Read more ►

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Karen State – Fighting in KNU Fifth Brigade

September 20, 2014  • 

Fighting broke out in Karen State’s Brigade 5 area between Karen National Liberation Army forces and the Burma Army. The fighting took place on September 9. The fighting between the KNLA Brigade 5, based in Mutraw, Papun District, and Burma Army forces, including infantry battalion #19, from U Thoo Hta camp involved light weap... Read more ►