Karen women’s group endorses KNU talks with government

January 10, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Karen Women Action Group, a community-based women’s group working out of Rangoon gave its approval for the issues the Karen National Union raised in its meeting with the government and its key ministers, including the president and the head of the country’s army. Naw... Read more ►

Historic Karen New Year celebrations kick-off today

January 8, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The 2013 Karen New Year celebrations will be first. It will be the first time, the Karen people and its political organisdation, the Karen National Union (KNU) will celebrate the Karen New Year in a government controlled area. This was made possible when the KNU and the gove... Read more ►

KNU Congress ends – all leadership positions filled

December 25, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union 15th Congress finished with the election of all the organization’s positions voted-in for the next four years administration. Following the election of its five top leaders, together with its Central Standing Committee, the KNU elected General Saw ... Read more ►

KNU delegates vote-in five new leaders

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s top five positions were elected in a secret ballot at the organisation’s 15th Congress held at Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State, today, 21 December. The five new leaders are – General Mutu Say Poe, chairperson, Naw Zipporah Sein as vi... Read more ►

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 ►

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