R.I.P Colonel Moe Phyu

May 17, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Colonel Moe Phyu, a senior officer with the Karen National Liberation Army, served 37 of his 62 years in the Karen revolution, died on May 11th from complication related to hypertension and diabetes. Colonel Moe Phyu started his military career as a private in the KNLA, but ... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more aid to ethnic areas

May 17, 2012  •  Author:

Naw Zipporah Sein, the Karen National Union’s general secretary welcomed a statement from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calling for more development in ethnic areas. Noble peace prize Laurent, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for foreign investors and international development aid providers... Read more ►

DKBA leader hits back at Thai government’s drug claims

May 10, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army leader, General Saw Ler Pwe responded to allegations by the Thai government that he is a major drug dealer by holding a press conference with 42 Thai, Burmese and exiled journalists in the Myawaddy Township area close to Thai Burma border. ... Read more ►

Refugees — time to go home?

April 24, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Rumors of repatriation of refugees from Burma living in camps along Thai-Burma border are a major causing talking point for camp residents. Recent political developments in Burma and the recent ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and Burma government have adde... Read more ►

KNU go public to explain their ‘peace talks’ progress

April 24, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s campaign to explain to Karen people the results of their peace talks with the Burma government drew a crowd of 300 in Hlaingbwe Township Karen state earlier this month. The series of KNU public meetings on the peace talk progress began on April ... Read more ►

KNU peace talks progress earns Karen leaders approval

April 12, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Karen leaders based inside Burma said they are satisfied so far with the way the ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and the government delegations are progressing. The Karen Member of Parliament, Nan Say Hwa from Hpa-an told Karen News that there is m... Read more ►

NLD campaign team insulted in Irrawaddy Region

March 28, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

National League for Democracy, at Myaungmya Township submitted an official complaint against the village administration head for making threats against the NLD youth members’ election campaign team. During a NLD’s election campaign trip on March 15th to Shan Kyaw vil... Read more ►

KNU, DKBA and KNU/KNLA Peace Council find strength in unity

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

With the aim of strengthening their collective bargaining power, the Karen National Union met this week with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council. The KNU delegation led by Major Saw Hla Ngwe – joint secretary of KNU and Lieutenant General Oliv... Read more ►

Karen Women to fight on

March 9, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization held a ceremony to honor the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012 by celebrating their victories and at the same time vowed to continue their fight for the emergence of legal protection and a guarantee of protection of women against viole... Read more ►

Burma army soldiers cross to Thailand to sexually assault Karen villager

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Two soldiers from the Burma Army attempted to rape a Karen woman in a location near the Thai border village of Mulu Chai [opposite Thay Baw Boe village on the Burma side], Phophra district in Tak province, Thailand. On 5th of March 2012 at about 4 pm, two men Burma Army sold... Read more ►

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