183 STORIES TAGGED ‘CEASEFIRE’

Burma Army Accused Of Gun Point Threats

November 26, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite a ceasefire in place villagers in southern Burma allege that government troops are abusing their authority by threatening them at gunpoint. A villager from Myitta east of Dawei Town claims that a Burma Army officer based in Kwe Waw Wa (Ain Wine), on the Dawei-Htee Ke... Read more ►

Burma Democracy – Still A Long Way To Go – Part Two

November 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown and Saw Doo Plout

In part two of her exclusive interview with Karen News, *Zoya Phan, the Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK, outlines what she thinks the international community needs to do to have the Burma government engage in genuine political dialogue. Zoya Phan said that despite som... Read more ►

Burma Democracy – Still A Long Way To Go…Part One

November 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown and Saw Doo Plout

In an exclusive two-part interview with Karen News, *Zoya Phan, the Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK and recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, outlines what Burma’s government needs to do if it is to have genuine political dialogue with the... Read more ►

A Deadly Mix – Money, Peace and Conflict

October 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A report launched this week by the Burma News International highlighted the impact of business on the country’s fragile peace process. The report – Economics of Peace and Conflict – details how economic engagement trends connected to the peace process “have a... Read more ►

Released KNLA Soldiers – “Ceasefire needs clear rules and defined territory…”

October 19, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The arrest of two Karen soldiers by the government’s military has added to tension created by a series of recent bomb explosions in Burma. The two arrested Karen National Liberation Army soldiers have just been released after being detained by the Burma Army for nine days ... Read more ►

KNU Leader – Govt’ Must Deliver On Its Agreements

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s vice-chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, concludes a three part exclusive interview with Karen News. Naw Zipporah Sein stressed that a nationwide ceasefire is not possible while there is still ongoing conflict and displacement in ethnic states.... Read more ►

KNU Leader – Code-Of-Conduct Urgently Needed

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

In a part two of an exclusive interview with Karen News, the Karen National Union’s vice-chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, explains why it is crucial that a code-of-conduct for the Burma Army and the Karen Army is needed. Naw Zipporah Sein urged that a code-of-conduct ... Read more ►

KNU leader – Govt’s Labels Nationwide Ceasefire ‘untimely’…

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive three-part interview with Karen News, the Karen National Union’s vice-chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, voiced her concerns that the government is rushing to sign a nationwide ceasefire without regard for the on-the-ground realities of ongoing armed con... Read more ►

KNU: Holds Public Meeting To Talk-up Nationwide Ceasefire

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A senior member of the Karen National Union (KNU) told a public meeting that the Burmese government and ethnic armed groups plan to sign nationwide ceasefire by November. P’doh Mahn Nyein Maung, a central executive committee member, was speaking at a public meeting at ... Read more ►

UNFC – Government’s Offer Of A Nationwide Ceasefire Not Acceptable Now

September 20, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

The United Nationalities Federal Council held an emergency meeting last Saturday to discuss the government’s nationwide ceasefire offer. Following the meeting UNFC announced that the offer is not acceptable at this point. The UNFC called the executive emergency meeting fo... Read more ►

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