KNLA’s Second in Command Explains His Decision to Back Formation of A United Karen Armed Force

October 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the KNLA’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explained his decision to back the formation of a united Karen armed force called the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF). Gen. Baw Kyaw explains his decision, stating that a united ... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups to Form United ‘Kawthoolei Armed Forces,’ but Questions Remain

October 16, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by members of the different Karen armed groups laid out plans for the major Karen armed organisations to form a united Karen force, the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF). The statement spoke on behalf of the four major Karen armed organisations, the Karen Na... Read more ►

Government’s Militia Accused of Murdering Karen Soldier

September 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Handcuffed and with his throat-slit, Saw Ta Noe’s body was found in the Moei River near the Burmese border town of Myawaddy on September 22, a week after his disappearance. Saw Ta Noe, 23 a private, served in the Karen National Liberation Army’s special battalion under t... Read more ►

Karen State – Fighting in KNU Fifth Brigade

September 20, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting broke out in Karen State’s Brigade 5 area between Karen National Liberation Army forces and the Burma Army. The fighting took place on September 9. The fighting between the KNLA Brigade 5, based in Mutraw, Papun District, and Burma Army forces, including infantry ... Read more ►

Fighting Between KNLA and Burma Army – Kills One, Wounds One…

July 7, 2014  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

Fighting between Karen soldiers and Burma Army troops broke out in Papun District last week killing one and wounding one Burma Army soldier. Sources from the Karen National Union’s Papun district office confirmed to Karen News that soldiers from a Karen National Liberation... Read more ►

Ceasefire Under Threat as Burma Army’s Attack on Karen Army Kills One and Wounds One

June 17, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army in Tanintharyi Township attacked the base of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) in the Huaypha area killing one KNLA soldier and wounding another. Sources close to the Karen National Union (KNU) in the Megui/Tavoy District confirmed to Karen News and ad... Read more ►

Villagers Petition All Karen Armed Groups To Unite Under One Force

June 5, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyut Thaung

Residents and monks from 30 Karen villages have called for all Karen armed groups to join under a single banner to stop drug running and to help restore law and order. Karen civilians from northern Kawkareik Township in Karen State delivered a petition calling on the various... Read more ►

KNU Housing For Families of Disabled Soldiers and Some Displaced Villagers Almost Completed

June 3, 2014  •  Author: S Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union (KNU), in its controlled Hpa-an District has been implementing a low cost housing project for families of disable soldiers from its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army and displaced villagers in the surrounding areas. The housing project i... Read more ►

Karen General – Constitutional Reform ‘Our Greatest Concern’

June 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive Karen News interview a senior commander in the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) has added his voice to the growing calls for Burma’s military-backed government to amend the country’s undemocratic constitution before the 2015 national elections, as it... Read more ►

KNU Call For ‘Unity In Diversity’ – ‘Put Interests Of The People First’…

May 29, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Giving the opening address at the 10th Karen Unity Seminar, the Karen National Union’s chairperson, Saw Mutu Sae Po called all the attending Karen representatives to work towards what he called ‘unity in diversity’. General Mutu Sae Po welcome the wide variety of Kar... Read more ►

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