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KNU and Government discuss ceasefire today

April 6, 2012  •  Author: Nant Paw Gay, Sedona Hotel, Ragoon

Following a lightening trip through Karen State the Karen National Union peace talk delegation will sit down today with Burma government representatives to thrash out the details for the ceasefire arrangements between the two sides. Before reaching Yangon the KNU delegation ... Read more ►

KNU delegation meets Karen people, community leaders in Hpa-an

April 6, 2012  •  Author: Ehna, HPa-an Township

The KNU peace delegation addressed a large crowd Karen people in Hpa-an Township that included political leaders, community leaders and religious leaders. The KNU delegation explained the KNU’s ongoing ‘peace talks’ and said they sought cooperation from all Karen peopl... Read more ►

KNU and Burma government delegations kick-off ceasefire talks

April 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Ehna reporting from the Zwekabin Hotel, Pa-an

The Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma Government ‘peace talk’ delegations reached an understanding to avoid further armed conflict and to formalize the initial ceasefire agreement at the State Level meeting held yesterday in Pa-an. The meeting focused on the issue... Read more ►

KNU leave for second round peace talk

April 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen National Union’s (KNU) delegation, led by its general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, leaves today from the Burma border town of Myawaddy for its second round of ‘peace talks’ with the Burma government. This is the second meeting between the KNU and President, ... Read more ►

NLD’s victorious Mahn Johny promises to be the people’s voice in Parliament

April 4, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Mahn Johny, the National League for Democracy’s, victorious by-election candidate in Myaungmya Township, Irrawaddy Region, says he will use his parliamentary seat to work for the people and he wants to see an end to Burma’s civil wars. His advisor, Sakhin Zaw Lin, told K... Read more ►

ITD boycott brings compensation

April 3, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Local people from Kaw Htee Lor (Thebyu Chaung) village along with five other villages are angry that the Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) is refusing to pay compensation to people whose plantations have been destroyed by the ITD road construction. Karen News reporters ... Read more ►

ITD officials and Karen businessman want villagers to pay for road

April 3, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in southern Burma claim a local influential Karen and representatives of the Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) want money of villagers in return for building a road. A villager, *Naw Thu (not her real name), spoke to Karen News. “At the end of last Novem... Read more ►


April 2, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A large jubilant crowd of chanting people crowded around the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon to celebrate what they claim is a landslide victory for ‘the country’s rightful leader – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’. The NLD say the result mea... Read more ►

NLD feeling confident in Kaw Mu Township

April 1, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Voters in the three villages under the Kaw Mu Township, where NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting say they have had a chance to vote freely and securely. A source at the polling stations 1, 2, 3 in A Pyauk village and polling station 2 in Ma Kyi Kan village under the K... Read more ►

Wax covered ballot cards threaten vote in Kaw Mu Township

April 1, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Staff at the polling station 1, at Pyi Taw Tar, under the Kaw Mu Township electorate denied voters’ requests to change the waxed covered voting cards they were issued, with unwaxed cards that they could write on, according to local witnesses. A Yangon Press Internation... Read more ►

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