179 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

Karen National Union To Decide On Ethnic Alliance Membership At Emergency Meeting In October

September 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Following suspension of its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council, the ethnic alliance bloc, the Karen National Union have said that they will make a decision on whether to stop or continue their membership with the UNFC. Earlier reports from the KNU indic... Read more ►

Shan Organizations Call for Mining Moratorium

September 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community based organizations has said a moratorium on resource extraction is urgently needed until there is nationwide peace and a discussion on the control and management of the country’s natural resources, much of which are in ethnic areas. The Shan ... Read more ►

Karen Women Urge KNU To Rejoin UNFC

September 10, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A Karen women’s group based inside Burma urged the Karen National Union (KNU) to rejoin the ethnic alliance, as its recent action to suspend its membership risks dividing support within the Karen political community and derailing unity in the ethnic nationalities. The Kare... Read more ►

Karen National Union Responds To Why It Has Temporarily Suspended Its Membership Of The Ethnic Alliance

September 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union formally announced their suspension of participation with the ethnic alliance – the United Nationalities for Federal Council. The move has massive ramifications for the ethnic alliance. The KNU claim that its move was made so it can review and cons... Read more ►

Shan Farmers Petition the President to Withdraw Government Soldiers from Shan State

August 31, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A group of 291 Shan civilians internally displaced by war in Shan State sent a letter of appeal directly to President U Thein Sein requesting a withdrawal of Burma Army soldiers from the areas of conflict and compensation for land and possessions they had allegedly destroyed... Read more ►

No Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signed Until a “Code-of-Conduct” is Discussed

August 27, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Representatives from both the government and ethnic armed organizations continue discussions on a ceasefire code-of-conduct before signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Padoh Saw Tadoh Moo, a member of the Karen National Union’s Central Executive Committee, spoke to Ka... Read more ►

Kachin Displaced Face Humanitarian Crisis

August 26, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin conflict, now in its third year, has left tens-of-thousand of displaced civilians without adequate access to health care. A community-based-organisation working with the displaced civilians warned in an interview with Karen News that the health situation is worsen... Read more ►

Government and NCCT Agree to establish ‘Federal Union’

August 18, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, deputy leader of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), said that an agreement had been reached with the Burma government to establish a federal union. He added that the agreement would guarantee the equali... Read more ►

Shan Community Groups Call on United States to Pressure Burma Government to Halt Military Attacks in Shan State

August 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community-based-organizations has urged the United States to pressure Burma government to stop its military offensives in Shan State. In a formal letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the coalition of Shan CBO’s said that new Burma Arm... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance Agree To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire – With Conditions

August 2, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

About 90 representatives from 16 ethnic armed organizations reached a general agreement to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement if the government accepts a federal union, equality and ethnic rights for self-determination. The agreement was reached during the Nationwide Ce... Read more ►

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