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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 ►

Burma Army shuts down taxation checkpoints

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma government has ordered checkpoints staffed by soldiers from the Burma Army and rogue elements from the Karen National Liberation Army to be closed down. Villagers in the area told Karen News that the checkpoints at Bawti, Iwai, Wartaw and Sin Phyu Tai were extortin... Read more ►

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Mae La Refugee Camp

April 28, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A fire has destroyed a bible school and other buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot at 12.30pm today. Camp residents managed to put out the fire after about an hour. A camp resident whom witnessed the fire explained to Karen News that the ... Read more ►

NLD boycott parliament over constitutional conflict

April 23, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

National League for Democracy candidates elected as Members of Parliament in the recent by-elections will not take their seats when parliament reopens today, as they do not agree with the current constitution. U Nyan Win, a NLD spokeperson, told Karen News that his party’s... Read more ►

KNU and Suu Kyi focused on responsible development

April 15, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of the Karen National Union told Karen News that it is too early for the international community to lift sanctions imposed on Burma. Ms. Sein said there is a need for the government to implement more political reforms and a countrywide ce... Read more ►

KNU ask President Thein Sein for a nationwide ceasefire

April 8, 2012  •  Author: Ehna

The Karen National Union’s peace talk delegation held an informal two-hour closed-door meeting with Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, in the country’s capital, Naypyidaw on Saturday. The KNU’s general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, told Karen News. “We raised wit... Read more ►

KNU and Burmese government reached historic agreement on a formal cease-fire

April 7, 2012  •  Author: Ehna, from Rangoon

The Karen National Union and the Burma Government delegations achieved 13 common positions in formalizing an initial historic ceasefire agreement between the two sides at their ‘peace talks’ held yesterday, April 6, at the Sedona Hotel in Rangoon. After one day of negoti... 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 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 ►

SUU KYI WINS!

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 ►

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