87 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNLA’

KNU: Emergency Meeting Called To Discuss Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement And Ethnic Leaders’ Summit

April 22, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen National Union is holding a central standing committee emergency meeting to discuss the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement and the ethnic armed organization summit at its headquarters at Lay Wah, Hlaingbwe Townhip in Pa-an District from April 20-22, 2015. Padoh N... Read more ►

Villagers Claim Five Karen Villagers Sentenced to Death Are Scapegoats

April 6, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung/Karen News

Karen villagers from Nyaung Chaung claim the justice system has let down five men from the village sentenced to death and one to a life sentence by the Thaton Disctrict Court in Mon State on 16 January 2015. More than 30 villagers including the victim families and village le... Read more ►

Fighting Between Burma Army and Karen Continues To Spread Statewide

March 3, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out in Papun Township between the Karen National Liberation Army government troops on February 27 that resulted in one Karen soldier killed and one wounded. The fighting happened in territory under the control of the KNLA’s 5th Brigade. An official from Kar... Read more ►

Karen Soldiers and Gov’t Militia Fight – One Killed and Two Wounded

March 1, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting in Mywaddy Township between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army and government militia’s Border Guard Force on Saturday, February 28 left one KNLA dead, one wounded and one BGF soldier injured. The fighting was between soldiers from the KNLA 6th Brigade... Read more ►

Australian MP Acknowledges Karen’s Revolution Is Just

February 4, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

An Australia’s Member of Parliament Mr. Luke Simpkins attended the 66th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day in Karen State on January 31st said he recognised the Karen people’s fight for justice. Mr Simpkins said ,“I support all the ethnic people including the Kare... Read more ►

Australian Karen Show Solidarity

February 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Australia’s Karen community gathered in Sydney on Saturday to mark the 66th year of armed struggle against successive military regimes in Burma. “The celebration today is to empower the Karen community of Australia and to raise awareness about the human rights situation ... Read more ►

KNU Leader Calls For Unity On Karen Resistance Day Ceremony

January 30, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung/Karen News

Karen people have started to make their annual pilgrimage to the Karen National Liberation Army 7th Brigade’s headquarter in Hpa-an district to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the beginning of its resistance against the former Burma military regime. The Karen Resistanc... Read more ►

Memorial Service Honored Deceased Legendary Karen General

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A memorial service was held for General Bo Mya, the late chairman of the Karen National Union and head of its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army and for his oldest son, Saw Nay Kaw. General Bo Mya served the Karen struggle since the 1940’s until his death in 2... Read more ►

Two Karen Soldiers Shot and Killed by Unknown Gunmen on Dawei-Ye Car Road

December 12, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A group of unknown gunmen shot and killed a captain and a driver of the Karen National Liberation Army on 11 December while they were traveling by car on the Dawei –Ye road near the southern Burmese Township of Ye Byu in Tanintharyi Division. The KNLA soldiers were from a... Read more ►

*Peace falters in Myanmar’s Karen state

October 28, 2014  •  Author: Simon Lewis

When ethnic fighters clashed with the Myanmar military in Myawaddy Township last month, most ethnic Karen farmers stayed put, despite fears the army would respond with violence. “They have run away so many times, they are tired of running,” said Reverend Day Bert, the 70... Read more ►

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