179 STORIES TAGGED ‘CEASEFIRE’

KNU leader denies ceasefire agreement is signed

January 12, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

KNU leader refutes today’s media stories that the Karen had signed a ceasefire with the Burma government. Saw David Thrackbaw, the Karen National Union vice-chairmen told Karen News that no ceasefire agreement has yet been signed with the Burma government delegation despit... Read more ►

Karen groups want independent third party observers at peace talks

January 11, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

A network of Karen community–based-organisations on the Thai Burma border on the eve of official ceasefire talks between the Karen National Union and the Burma government have issued a media statement calling for third party observers to be involved. The group calling itse... 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 ►

Mon Party start ‘peace talks’ with government

December 25, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The New Mon State Party and a government delegation headed by Burma’s Minister for Railways, U Aung Min held preliminary ‘peace talks’ in Thailand on the 22nd December. The New Mon State Party confirmed to Karen News that the meeting with the Burma government represent... Read more ►

DKBA factions meet with government representatives

December 19, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Burma’s state owned newspaper, Kyaymon [The Mirror], reported early this week that representatives from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and representatives from the central level of Thein Sein’s government met for the first time on December 11 in Pa-an Town, Karen Sta... Read more ►

What price DKBA ceasefire agreement?

November 11, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The ethnic people of Burma crave peace. In the recent years they have voiced their support for a genuine political dialogue that will deliver long lasting peace for their people. Ethnic people working for a wide variety of community groups and canvassed by Karen News said t... Read more ►

DKBA’s go-it-alone ceasefire deal weakens ethnic strength

November 10, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government following a day of negotiations held recently in the Karen State capital of Hpa-an. A spokesperson for the DKBA, Major San Aung spoke to Karen News about the ceasefire. ... Read more ►

Government delegation courts DKBA

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and government officials met for preliminary peace talk in state ministry at Pa-an, Karen State, at the end of October and the beginning of November. According to DKBA officials, a delegation led by DKBA Brigadier General Mo Shay met with ... Read more ►

Little hope for immediate national ceasefire

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

In a rare statement read out on the national state-controlled television last week, Burma’s government urged ethnic groups engaged in armed conflict to contact regional governments to start the process for ceasefire talks. Saw Khar Su Nyar reports. Naing Han Tha, secretary... Read more ►

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