General Mutu wins KNU top post

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

General Mutu Say Poe won the leadership of Karen National Union in a secret ballot at the organisations 15th Congress held in Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State. Karen News is led to understand that all the KNU’s top three key positions were also decided today, Friday 21... Read more ►

KNU’s election vote decided this week

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The votes for key positions in the Karen National Union are expected to be closed today, Friday 21 December. The key positions are – the five executives and department heads and the central standing committee. Many observers say the KNU 15th Congress is an opportunity for ... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Rights Must Be a Priority in Peace Process

December 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The first ever Karen Women’s seminar has been attended by more than 40 Karen women who work in a wide variety of fields, including education, health, social work and human rights. “This is the first time Karen women from various geographic areas have come together to co... Read more ►

The first Karen magazine, ‘Thu Ri Ya’ Magazine will be from a political party…

December 4, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

An ethnic political party will publish the first nationally distributed Karen magazine since the government launched its media reform agenda. The Palon-Sagaw Party based in Pa-an Town in Karen State said the objective of the magazine is to get distribution of the first Kayin... Read more ►

KNU President General Tamla Baw resigns and urges Congress to elect ‘right leaders’…

December 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

General Tamla Baw, the Karen National Union’s President resigned on the first day of the KNU’s 15th Congress held at Lay Wah Camp, Hlaing Bwe Towhship in Karen State. General Tamla Baw, who had a long and distinguish career as a soldier said in his opening speech at the ... Read more ►

Burma based Karen organizations concerned over massive land grab

November 26, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Karen community based organizations from inside Burma want the Karen National Union leaders to put the people’s interest first in the ongoing ‘peace talks’ with the government. The Karen based community groups raised their concerns at meeting during the My... Read more ►

Younger, more active and united leadership wanted from KNU Congress

November 18, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union’s (KNU) next four-year Congress and elections will be held on 26 November. The KNU Congress is also the political organization’s decision-making mechanism. This Congress promises lots of drama – ceasefire agreements and ‘peace-talks’ wi... Read more ►

Two Mae La camp refugees shot and killed

November 12, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Two men from Mae La refugee camp were shot dead in mysterious circumstances last week. The two men were from Mae La refugee camp in Tak Province on the Thai-Burma border. Both men were found dead on November 7 outside the camp. The men had been traveling between the Thai vil... Read more ►

Australian based Karen keeping their mother tongue alive

November 11, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Young Karen people who fled conflict in their homeland in Burma and resettled in Australia are able to learn, write and speak their own language. Victoria State, appreciate and happy for being able to maintain their language through the official Karen language class. The Au... Read more ►

Historical temple site bulldozed by developers

November 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union stopped the Italian-Thai Development Company after one of its bulldozers ‘cleared’ an ancient pagoda near the Karen village of Myitta while constructing the Dawei-Kanchanaburi highway east of Dawei, Tenasserim Division. Villagers believe the Ital... Read more ►

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