KNU Condemns Burma Bombers – Reaffirms Its Commitment to Peace

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A Karen National Union District Office in a statement received by Karen News has lashed out at the perpetrators of the recent series of bomb blasts in Burma that have injured innocent civilians.

The KNU Muthraw District underlined in its statement called the bomb blasts ‘disturbing’ and criticized the Burma’s government for suggesting that those responsible for the explosions had links to the Karen political organization. The KNU said the government’s statements were provocative and “completely uncalled for and entirely unfounded.”

A statement released in Burmese by the Karen National Union’s Mutraw [Pa-pun] District, reaffirmed its commitment to a genuine peace and rejected all violent acts that target civilians and that attempted to derail current peace efforts.

“We categorically condemn all acts that attempt to disrupt the peace building efforts and reject all kinds of violence aimed at harming or threatening innocent civilians.”

Contrary to some recent suggestion in the media that the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 5 is not supportive of the current ceasefire process, the KNU statement reiterated the KNU’s long-standing commitment to a “genuine peace that all the people of Burma have long desired.”

The KNU statement underlined the importance of unity and support for the central leadership of the KNU in its struggle to achieve a lasting peace in Burma.

*Naw K’nyaw Paw is the secretary of the Karen Women Organization and a Karen News contributor.

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