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 ►

War and Peace – A Woman’s View – Part 2

September 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Saw Blacktown

Naw K’nyaw Paw, an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization, in part two of and exclusive interview with Karen News talks about the impact of drugs and gambling on family life and the added stresses women now face in Burma’s changing political landscape. Kare... Read more ►

KNU Gen. Baw Kyaw Heh Exposes How Ceasefire Agenda has Shifted to Business

September 5, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and is its second highest commander explained his concerns about the current peace building process with the government and why he thinks the... Read more ►

Hope Hpa-an Wrist Tying Ceremony Unites Karen

August 29, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung (KIC)

This year’s Karen wrist tying ceremony came with added significance. A two-year ceasefire still holding, Karen armed groups, once sworn enemies promising to be united and villagers able to travel freely in their homeland. Saw Myint Thu, an organizing committee member for t... Read more ►

Caught in a Two-Front War in Post-Ceasefire Karen State

July 18, 2013  •  Author: Saw Greh Moo*

Despite a ceasefire agreement between the Karen National Union and the Burma government and endless rounds of dead-end peace-talks, the Burma Army continues to consolidate and reinforce its military bases in Karen State. Many observers fear the government is ‘playing’ pe... Read more ►

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