378 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

KNU Briefs Karen Groups on Peace Process and Honors Jailed Karen Martyr’s Day Activists

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union briefed 168 representatives from its departments and 63 Karen civil society organizations at Law Khee Lar (also known as) Lay Wah in Pa-An district, Karen State from 4 to 5 October, 2019. The KNU said the aim of the meeting was to update community gr... Read more ►

KNU Leader – If the Burma Government Wants Peace with Ethnic People It Must First Put Down its War Weapons

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Saw Shar

To achieve peace in Burma, Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun, a KNU Central Committee member, said the government needs to prioritize the country’s ethnic nationalities aspirations without resorting to armed conflict. Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun was speaking at an International Peace Day... Read more ►

Karen Groups Aim to Strengthen Customary Land Management System in KNU Areas

June 4, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of Karen representatives from 56 different groups gathered to strengthen Karen customary land management systems at a seminar held at Lay Wah, Karen State from May 29 to 30, 2019. The Kaw Customary Land Seminar was attended by 519 people including representatives fr... Read more ►

Despite KNU and Civilian Protests, Burma Army Pushes Ahead with Road Building in Kyaukgyi – KNLA Warns of Increased Tension Leading to Conflict

April 3, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army, ignoring the concerns and objections of both the Karen National Union and local villagers, are planning to move ahead with plans to build road in Kyaukgyi Township of Eastern Bago Region. Despite local residents and the Karen National Union’s rejection of i... Read more ►

Karen Revolution at a Crossroad – Time for Renewal

January 30, 2019  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

2019 marks an important year for Karen armed struggle for self-autonomy in many ways. On January 31st, we will celebrate 70th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day, a day when Karen people first launched their armed movement against the government of Burma in 1949 for an a... Read more ►

The New Year Starts With Armed Conflict Between Karen and Burma Armies in Northern Karen State

January 16, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Armed clashes in January 2019 between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army and Burma Army soldiers in Northern Papun District of Karen State. KNLA sources reported that two armed skirmishes happened on January 5 and 13 in the Karen National Union’s controlled Pap... Read more ►

KNU Calls for Govt’s to Tear-up it’s Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law

December 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Amid increasing cases of land disputes in Burma, the country’s Parliament on September, 2018 ratified a controversial land law. The new law has been opposed by civil society and human right groups and the Karen National Union. The KNU released a statement on December 15 ca... Read more ►

KNU Central Standing Committee’s Summit Starts to Discuss Hindrances of the NCA

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has been starting its 6th Central Standing Committee’s emergency meeting after the 16th Karen National Union Congress in Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Pa-an district, Karen State. The meeting which will be held from 6 to 10 November has planned t... Read more ►

Why Ethnic Armed Groups Cannot Accept the Burma Army’s Demand for a Single Army

November 7, 2018  •  Author: * Saw Greh Moo

Many observers of Myanmar’s political transition agree that the success of Burma’s democratic reforms and national reconciliation hinge on the willingness of Aung San Su Kyi’s quasi-civilian government and the Tatmadaw (Burma Army) to accommodate the political dema... Read more ►

Karen Armed Organizations to Hold Joint Commemoration of 70th Karen Resistance Day

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Four Karen armed organizations will cooperate in holding the 70th anniversary of the Karen National Resistance Day ceremony with a military parade on January 31, the officials said to Karen News. The leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the Democratic Karen ... Read more ►

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