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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 ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung is finally home

March 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th, has arrived back to his organization, the Karen National Union. Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was released under an amnesty issued by Burma’s president, U Thein Sein... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung released

March 19, 2012  •  Author: by Karen News

The Karen National Union leader Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung – who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th – is released today. Regarding to the release, Naw Zipporah Sein – general secretary of KNU, spoke to Karen News and said. “We were informed today at... Read more ►

KNU, DKBA and KNU/KNLA Peace Council find strength in unity

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

With the aim of strengthening their collective bargaining power, the Karen National Union met this week with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council. The KNU delegation led by Major Saw Hla Ngwe – joint secretary of KNU and Lieutenant General Oliv... Read more ►

Judgement day for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The jailed Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung will go to sentence on 13 March. His lawyer, said the court scheduled the decision date after hearing from both sides on March 8. “I tried to defend him at the hearing and explained to the judge why Padoh M... Read more ►

KWO condemns Burma Army soldiers’ sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization issued a media statement late last night condemning the attempted rape of a 22-year-old mother who was “viciously attacked yesterday by two soldiers of the Burma Army on Sunday this week.” The KWO told Karen News that they have taken the yo... Read more ►

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Umpiem Mai Refugee Camp destroys 1000 houses

February 23, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A huge fire has destroyed as many as 1,000 houses at Umpiem Refugee Camp, 87km south of the Tak town of Mae Sot. A teacher at the camp explained to Karen News that the fire has destroyed large sections of the camp. “Section 9,8,7 and 6 are all gone, completely burnt. It’... Read more ►

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 ►

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