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DKBA leader hits back at Thai government’s drug claims

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. General Saw Ler Pwe [also known as Na Khan Mway] denied repeated accusations made…

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Refugees — time to go home?

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 added uncertainty to the refugees futures. The Karen Refugee Committee based in Thailand said that they have yet to…

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KNU go public to explain their ‘peace talks’ progress

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 16 on the Thai Burma border. The first meeting was held at a…

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KNU peace talks progress earns Karen leaders approval

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 more support for the KNU’s the second round of peace talks than for the first round.…

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NLD campaign team insulted in Irrawaddy Region

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 village, Myaungmya Township in the Irrawaddy Region, an argument broke out with village administration head and the NLD team. U Win…

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

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 Oliver – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army, met with the KNU/KNLA-PC…

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Karen Women to fight on

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 violence. Naw Dah Eh Kler, secretary of the KWO spoke to Karen News. “Now in…

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Burma army soldiers cross to Thailand to sexually assault Karen villager

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 soldiers abducted a 22-year- old Karen woman on a…

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Karen Worldwide Put Forward Their Best Position

Karen ethnic organizations, from both inside Burma and overseas, attended a conference organized by the Karen Worldwide alliance. The conference ran for four days, from 27th February to 1st March, and was held inside Karen State. Karen Worldwide say the conference was called in response to the current political situation in Burma. A media statement released by Karen Worldwide estimates…

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UN Security Council R 1325 – Karen women have to be part of the peace process

Ms K’nyaw Paw an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization and Presidium Board Member of Women’s League of Burma told Karen News that is crucial that women are an integral part of the on-going peace negotiations with the Burma government and the Karen National Union. “It is important that women are represented during the peace talks and that are…

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