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 ►

Australian Prime Minister honors Karen woman

November 2, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A Karen woman who resettled to Australia from Burma in 1999 received an award for her work in the community from the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Say Htoo Eh Moero received recognition for her work with the Australian Karen community when she was presented with ... Read more ►

Community calls on KNU to put the peoples’ interest first

October 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen people are relieved that the Karen National Union have found after intense discussion peaceful solutions to resolve the organisations internal conflict. The KNU released a statement on Saturday 27 October that said it had to its member satisfaction resolved its recent ... Read more ►

KNU reappoints dismissed leaders

October 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen Nation Union’s Central Standing Committee released a statement following its emergency meeting held on October 25-26th that it had reappointed its recently dismissed leaders. The KNU meeting was attended by 40 Central Standing Committee and Central Standing C... Read more ►

Message to the KNU – Unite for the Karen people

October 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen community organizations, people and religious leaders in Burma have called for the Karen National Union (KNU) to resolve its internal conflict, unite and to continue its ongoing ‘peace-talks’ with the Burma’s government. Representatives from different Karen socia... Read more ►

David Taw makes peace

October 21, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei and S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

As many as a thousand people turned out to pay their last respects at Padoh Saw David Taw’s funeral which was held at Thay Bay Hta in the Karen National Union 7th brigade. The crowd included David Taw’s family, officials from KNU and KNLA, Padoh Saw Ah Toe, Padoh Saw Ro... Read more ►

Karen children get small taste of their own language

October 20, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Small girls and boys in a variety of traditional Karen costumes – girls wear striped, white, blue and yellow dresses, while boys wear red. It is Saturday morning and the children gather in front of their wooden school, a basic structure that lacks walled classrooms. T... Read more ►

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