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Villagers Petition All Karen Armed Groups To Unite Under One Force

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 Karen armed groups to unify into one single armed force. The villagers submitted…

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

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 is taking place at two places, Maw Poe Kay and Mae Tari. The construction totals a 100-houses –…

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Karen General – Constitutional Reform ‘Our Greatest Concern’

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 ensures effective military veto in parliament and blocks prominent pro-democracy politician Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the Presidency.…

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

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 Karen groups attending the event before saying. “We are divided in many ways and means…this disunity is…

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DKBA and KNLA Join Forces For Revolution Day Parade

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) will hold a joint Military Parade for the first time to mark the 65th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day on Friday January 31. Saw Moshay, the DKBA’s deputy chief-of-staff told Karen News that the joint parade would be held at the KNLA’s 7th Brigade headquarters that…

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Released KNLA Soldiers – “Ceasefire needs clear rules and defined territory…”

The arrest of two Karen soldiers by the government’s military has added to tension created by a series of recent bomb explosions in Burma. The two arrested Karen National Liberation Army soldiers have just been released after being detained by the Burma Army for nine days said that there is a need for clear guidelines on how both sides operate…

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KNU Condemns Burma Bombers – Reaffirms Its Commitment to Peace

A Karen National Union District Office in a statement received by Karen News has lashed out at the perpetrators of the recent series of bomb blasts in Burma that have injured innocent civilians. The KNU Muthraw District underlined in its statement called the bomb blasts ‘disturbing’ and criticized the Burma’s government for suggesting that those responsible for the explosions had…

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Burma Army Arrest Karen Soldiers Operating Tax Gate

The Burma Army reneged on an agreement it had with the Karen National Union and arrested two Karen soldiers for collecting taxes at a temporary checkpoint. The two soldiers, from the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 2, based in the Taungoo District were arrested while on checkpoint duty, by the Burma Army on October 1. Padoh Saw Eh Wah, the…

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KNU Gen. Baw Kyaw Heh Exposes How Ceasefire Agenda has Shifted to Business

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and is its second highest commander explained his concerns about the current peace building process with the government and why he thinks the recent ceasefire focus is now on business and not on peace. Gen Baw Kyaw…

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KNU army and Govt’s militia clash – both sides blame each other for shooting first

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) erupted in the Weigyi area of Papun Township, Karen State last week. Soldiers from KNLA Battalion 102 Company under the command of Lieutenant Saw Eh Ka Mwe fought with BGF troops led by Lieutenant AB Lwin from Battalion 1014. The KNLA had 20 soldiers…

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