The Karen National Union is to open a new liaison branch office at Three Pagoda Pass in Dooplaya district of Karen State on May 15, according to a local officer from the KNU.
A Karen National Liberation Army officer said the liaison office, in Three Pagoda Pass, Dooplaya District, will make working with the Burma Army to put the ceasefire arrangements in place a lot easier and more practical. The KNLA officer said by opening the liaison office it would help further cooperation between the KNU and Burma government.
Speaking to Karen News, Captain Ba Thein, office manager of KNLA 6th Brigade said.
“The liaison office in Three Pagoda Pass will be the branch office for Dooplaya District. We are now preparing the necessary equipment to get it ready for the opening ceremony.”
Captain Ba Thein said that local KNU officials have invited villagers from as many as 30 villages in Three Pagoda Pass sub-township to attend the liaison office opening ceremony.
According to a local KNU official, the main liaison office in Dooplaya District will be based in Kyaikdon Town, but the exact date for office opening is still to be confirmed.
KNLA sources indicated that the KNLA Chief of Staff General Mutue Say Poe will be attending the branch liaison office opening ceremony.
On April 9 and 10, the KNU opened two liaison offices – one at Kyaukgyi Town in Pegu Division and one at Dawei Town in Tenniserrim Division.