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 ►

Give peace a chance – community group calls for Burma Army to withdraw from Karen State

July 18, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Community Association UK (KCA UK) has called for Prime Minister David Cameron to pressure President Thein Sein to withdraw his soldiers from ethnic states in order to demonstrate he is serious about improving human rights. Despite a ceasefire agreement being reache... Read more ►

Despite pilot project, displaced villagers still wary of Burma Army

July 5, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen humanitarian groups working with a Norwegian non-government-organization, as part of the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative, plan to start its second phase of a pilot project designed to help displaced Karen people in eastern Burma. The Karen National Union’s Committee... Read more ►

Peace Talks: KNU and Govt go slow, but agree to meet again in July

June 24, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

Following an informal meeting between the Karen National Union and Burma government officials, at the Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) in Rangoon on June 15, to talk about a ceasefire “Code of Conduct” both delegations plan to meet again in July. Padoh Saw Aung Win Shwe, head ... Read more ►

DKBA’s ethnic seminar urges political dialogue to go further than ceasefire stage

June 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army held an ethnic nationalities seminar to exchange views and to assess the current political situation in Burma. The seminar was held at Sone Zee Myaing village, Karen State on June 15. Brigadier General Moshay, the DKBA Deputy Chief-of-Staff... Read more ►

KNU in Rangoon for peace talks

June 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

A Karen National Union delegation, led by its chairman, Saw Mutu Say Poe, left yesterday for Rangoon to meet with government officials for a new round of peace talks. Padoh Thaw Thi Bwe, the organisations joint secretary confirmed with Karen News that a KNU delegation, led ... Read more ►

KNU Leader: peace talks have a long way to go…

June 5, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, the Karen National Union’s general secretary, in an exclusive interview with Karen News explains his organization position on the peace process with the Burma government, repatriation of refugees and land ownership. In part one of a three part series Pa... Read more ►

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