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Despite bad weather KNU open third liaison office

May 15, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

This morning the Karen National Union officially opened its third liaison office in Three Pagoda Pass Town, Dooplaya District, Karen State to help cooperation between the KNU and the Burma government. KNU sources said that the liaison office will make working with the Burma ... Read more ►

KNU to open third ceasefire liaison office in Dooplaya District

May 12, 2012  •  Author: Nan Ma Night Awa (KIC)

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 Dis... Read more ►

DKBA leader hits back at Thai government’s drug claims

May 10, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army leader, General Saw Ler Pwe responded to allegations by the Thai government that he is a major drug dealer by holding a press conference with 42 Thai, Burmese and exiled journalists in the Myawaddy Township area close to Thai Burma border. ... Read more ►

KNU questions role of Govt’s business linked ‘peace talk’ advisors

May 10, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are to ask the Burma Government to clarify the role of business groups involved as advisors in the ‘peace talk’ negotiations. The KNU has questioned the motives of the business advisors involvement in the ceasefire talks after concerned Ka... Read more ►

70,000 Kachin refugees in desperate need

May 10, 2012  •  Author: KIC freelance

Humanitarian groups say displaced refugees living in temporary camps in Kachin State are in desperate need for better shelter as the monsoon season nears. Fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army continues forcing more villagers into camps and increasi... Read more ►

KNU puts human rights on ‘peace talks’ agenda

May 8, 2012  •  Author: Saw Poe Zaw

The Karen National Union says human rights violations and military related issues will be discussed with the Burma government in the next round of ‘peace talks’ planned for later this month. It was statement by some of the KNU’s Peace Negotiation Team members w... Read more ►

Dawei project – KNU to have a say in environment survey

May 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Italian-Thai Development Company told Karen National Union leaders in a meeting on Saturday that, despite rumors to the contrary, ITD are not withdrawing from its plans to construct the Dawei deep-sea port and Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone. Padoh Saw Thu Yeh, an ex... Read more ►

Official! Burma ID’s issued in record time in Three Pagoda Pass

May 7, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in the Three Pagoda Pass area say government immigration officials issuing identity cards to residents from villages from around the Karen State border town in record time. Residents say township immigration officials are providing ID cards and household registrat... Read more ►

DKBA leader challenges Thai deputy PM over drug accusations

May 4, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Democratic Karen Buddhist Army leader, held a press conference for Thai and Burmese journalists on May 1 to hit back at accusations made by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chalerm Yubumrung, that he is a major drug dealer. The Thai deputy prime minister made the claims o... Read more ►


May 4, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy elected Members of Parliament took their seats in parliament following a week’s delay due to dispute over the parliamentary admission oath in the constitution. U Nyan Win spoke person for NLD said that their turnaround... Read more ►

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