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Padoh Mahn Mahn discusses KNU meeting with Burma government

January 14, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

President U Thein Sein invitated a Karen National Union delegation to Naypyidaw to meet with key government ministers, including the vice president Sai Mauk Kham and the military chief, Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The KNU delegation led by General Mutu Say Poe, the ... Read more ►

KNU leaders to ask President U Thein Sein to stop Kachin conflict

January 3, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Karen National Union leaders left today from the Thai-Burma border to travel to Naypyidaw to meet with President Thein Sein to discuss war in ethnic areas. The KNU Supreme Headquarters issued a statement confirming the trip and said they had received an invitation from Presi... Read more ►

KNU Congress ends – all leadership positions filled

December 25, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union 15th Congress finished with the election of all the organization’s positions voted-in for the next four years administration. Following the election of its five top leaders, together with its Central Standing Committee, the KNU elected General Saw ... Read more ►

General Jonny elected as head of Karen Army

December 24, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Brigadier General Saw Jonny, commander of the Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 has been elected as the commander-in-chief of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). The KNLA is the armed wing of the KNU. Brig-Gen Saw Baw Kyaw Heh the commander of the KNLA Brigade 5 h... Read more ►

KNU delegates vote-in five new leaders

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s top five positions were elected in a secret ballot at the organisation’s 15th Congress held at Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State, today, 21 December. The five new leaders are – General Mutu Say Poe, chairperson, Naw Zipporah Sein as vi... Read more ►

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 ►

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