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General Mutu wins KNU top post

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

General Mutu Say Poe won the leadership of Karen National Union in a secret ballot at the organisations 15th Congress held in Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State. Karen News is led to understand that all the KNU’s top three key positions were also decided today, Friday 21... Read more ►

Development threatens village life and work

December 13, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Hsa Keh village is a small fishing community – nothing more than a line of small bamboo houses with leaf roofing. Under a clear sky, three small wooden fishing boats glide onto the beach. A peaceful scene that now has a dark development cloud hanging over the villagers. Hs... Read more ►

Public Meeting: Villagers tell Government they are not happy with Dawei Project

December 9, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Villagers at a public meeting attended by government ministers, political organisations, community groups and developers called for new impact assessments to be carried out on the Dawei Special Economic Zone. Villagers from Ka Loat Hta made their request at a special meeting... Read more ►

Younger, more active and united leadership wanted from KNU Congress

November 18, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union’s (KNU) next four-year Congress and elections will be held on 26 November. The KNU Congress is also the political organization’s decision-making mechanism. This Congress promises lots of drama – ceasefire agreements and ‘peace-talks’ wi... Read more ►

Bulldozers without responsibility

November 16, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Myawaddy Township, Dooplaya District, Karen State, have mixed feelings about road building taking place in their area. Villagers say responsible development that brings benefits to all the people is welcome, but they worry that there is a lack of consultation or... Read more ►

Voice of the people – stop mega development projects

November 7, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

15,000 Karen people from villages affected by conflict got together to voice their concerns to their community leaders about unfettered developments earmarked for Karen State during the peace process negotiations. The people’s forum ran from October 26 to 28 and was held ... Read more ►

Community calls on KNU to put the peoples’ interest first

October 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen people are relieved that the Karen National Union have found after intense discussion peaceful solutions to resolve the organisations internal conflict. The KNU released a statement on Saturday 27 October that said it had to its member satisfaction resolved its recent ... Read more ►

Message to the KNU – Unite for the Karen people

October 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen community organizations, people and religious leaders in Burma have called for the Karen National Union (KNU) to resolve its internal conflict, unite and to continue its ongoing ‘peace-talks’ with the Burma’s government. Representatives from different Karen socia... Read more ►

KNU leaders hold ’emergency meeting’

October 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union is to hold a ‘special emergency’ meeting tomorrow, Thursday 25th October, to solve differences between two factions that have recently emerged that threatened to divide the KNU and de-rail ‘peace talks’ with the government. In an effort to re... Read more ►

Mine pollution destroys village

October 20, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Pyaw Pyo villagers claim polluted water from the Heinda Mine, in the Dawei District in southern Burma, has made their lives unbearable. Daw Aye Ye, from Pyaw Pyo village told Karen News. “My house is flooded and all of my plantation is gone. My well that I used to use ... Read more ►

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