First Karen National Police Force Day to be held this year

The Karen National Union (KNU) will celebrate its police force, inaugurating the first annual ‘Police Day’ on September 9, according to an official from the KNU’s Interior and Religious Affairs Department.

“The KNPF has been active for 20 years, but the public does not know them. They are only slowly gaining public recognition,” said P’doh Saw Ah Toe, head of the KNU’s Interior and Religious Affairs Department.

“We will raise the public’s awareness about our police force and its future plans. We haven’t decided on the venue yet,” he added.

The department discussed Police Day with the KNPF during the latter’s first central-level meeting held in Hpa-an, Karen State from June 28 to 30.

During the two-day meeting, the KNPF reviewed tasks carried out since the KNU’s 16th Congress and set down future plans, including holding KNPF Day and staging central and district level police trainings and legal trainings. Over 60 representatives from the KNPF attended.

The KNPF was established on September 9, 1991 during the KNU’s 10th Congress.

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