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The KNU Exchange Views with Civil Society Groups on Future Political Discussions

February 9, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

As part of its preparation for the upcoming political talks with the newly elected National League of Democracy government, representatives of the Karen National Union held a meeting with civil society organizations to exchange views. The meeting was held in Hpa-an at the office of the Research Institute for Social Events (RISE), on February 4, 2016. At the meeting, Padoh Saw Hla Tun, head of the KNU’s Organizing and Information Department said... Read more ►

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KNU Delegate Meets Regional Peace Support Group In Cambodia

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A Karen National Union delegation met with the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) in Cambodia last week to discuss about cooperation in the peace building process in Burma. The four-member-delegation led by Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, the KNU secretary, visited Cambodia from the 2nd to the 4th February, 2016 and met with CPSC officials to tal... Read more ►

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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 truck ridden by the commander of the BGF battalion #1016 and his soldiers, tra... Read more ►

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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 the NLD, which won the majority of votes in Karen State, will appoint a repre... Read more ►

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Children Right Groups Want New Gov’t To Recognize Birth Registration of Migrant and Conflict A...

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burma community based groups working on child protection issues met to press the new government to recognize birth registrations recorded on the Thai Burma border and among migrant communities in Thailand. The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR), a community group working on child protection issues hosted a workshop o... Read more ►

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Karen Voters Put Their Trust In Suu Kyi But Voice Concerns over Future

November 19, 2015  •  Author: *Charles Hardman

Hpa An – election day. The queues had built up well before the 6am start to vote. There was a quiet buzz around the schools being used as polling stations with families and friends emerging smiling and photographing inked fingers. Everyone said they were voting for the National League for Democracy (NLD) and they were quietly optimistic that the ... Read more ►

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Why Burma’s ethnic armed groups are reluctant to agree to Thein Sein government’s peace plan &...

July 10, 2015  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

Since coming to power in 2011, President Thein Sein, a former general, has initiated a plan to resolve Burma’s decades-long ethnic conflict as part of broader domestic reform programs. Burma observers, both inside and outside, agree that resolving ethnic conflict is central to the success of political reform and lasting peace in the country. Amon... Read more ►

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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 although the book is about the history of the Karen rev... Read more ►

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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 National Union said that the gold medals ceremony was ... Read more ►

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Burma’s Parliament Opens – NLD In-Charge Except For…

February 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s new parliament held its first sitting today – with Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party making up the majority of the ranks of parliamentarians present. The NLD won 77 % of the vote in nationwide elections on November 8 last year – including significant support in ethnic areas. Aung San Suu ... Read more ►

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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 from Plone Sawor Democratic Party (PSDP), Karen Democrati... Read more ►