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UPDATE: NLD member to hire a lawyer for KNU’s Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

January 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A National League for Democracy member, Naw Ohn Hla, told Karen News that she will find a lawyer for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, the jailed Karen National Union leader currently serving a 17-year jail sentence in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison. Naw Ohn Hla said she met brief... Read more ►

KNU and Burma government agree to further talks

January 13, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Yesterday, a 19-member Karen National Union delegation held talks with Burma government representatives, led by Railways Minister, Aung Min, in Pa-an, Karen State to discuss a ceasefire agreement. A KNU spokesperson confirmed to Karen News what the talks had achieved. “The... Read more ►

KNU delegation table 11 keys points at peace-talks

January 11, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Thite Taw (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s 19-member ‘peace talk’ delegation left the border town of Myawaddy this morning for official ceasefire talks in Pa-an Town, Karen State, with Burma government representatives on Thursday, January12. The KNU delegation is led by the Karen Nat... Read more ►

Karen People Say – Give Peace a Chance

January 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Recent political changes in Burma by the government suggest it is slowly moving away from the military dictatorship that controlled the country for more than 60-years. However, while the Burma Army continues to forcibly displace and abuse villagers in ethnic areas, skepticis... Read more ►

KNU ‘Peace Committee’ ready to talk peace

November 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

After four days of an emergency meeting of their senior leaders the Karen National Union has formed a seven member ‘Peace Committee’ to enter into peace talks with the Burma government. The meeting held from 8 to 11 November was attended by members of the KNU central exe... Read more ►

BGF attacks Burma Army camp

June 30, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay & Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Burmese government plans to replace armed ceasefire groups with a Border Guard Force now lies in ruins among the smouldering buildings of their army camp based in Ka Ma Maunn, Karen State. As many as 1,000 soldiers from the former Democratic Karen Buddhist Army who initiall... Read more ►

Budget cuts force teachers out

June 22, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Budget cuts affecting an educational INGO that operates in seven refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border have put additional burdens on refugee families struggling to provide for their children’s schooling. An official at ZOA Refugee Care Thailand, a Netherlands-based ... Read more ►

Repatriation raises many questions and no answers

June 13, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

As talk persists about repatriation of Burmese refugees living along Thailand’s western border, a refugee leader said he sees no possibilty for the safe return of tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons in the immediate future. Saw Tun, leader of the Mae La ref... Read more ►

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