268 stories tagged ‘KNU’

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Karen To Merge Tollgates on Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Highway After Complaints

June 8, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Unity Committee for Karen armed groups held a special meeting to discuss the management of the tollgates on the Myawaddy-Kawkareik section of the Asia highway in Karen State. Currently the gates are run by different Karen armed groups that has caused difficulties for travelers and traders who need to use the road on a regular basis. The meeting... Read more ►

Naw Hsa Moo 2014 Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Winner

Karen Activist Wins 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Award

May 12, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The winner of 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Karen activist Naw Hsa Moo. With a certificate of recognition, the award comes with a $2000 grant, as a means to practically support the community work by Naw Hsa Moo. Naw Hsa Moo was awarded the prize for recognition of her services to the Karen community. Naw Hsa Moo is a former vice chair... Read more ►

KNU meeting at Lay Wah

Padoh Naw Zipprah Sein Leads KNU’s Delegation to Attend Today’s Ethnic Leaders’ Summit t...

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s vice chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein will lead its delegation to attend the ethnic leaders’ summit to be held today 1st May, in Pangshang. Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein was selected at the KNU by its central standing committee at an emergency meeting on 25th April to discuss the draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement at ... Read more ►

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Karen Soldiers and Gov’t’s Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

April 27, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade based in the Taungoo District confirmed to Karen News that a small firefight between its solders and the government troops happened on April 20. Lieutenant Saw Prah, company commander of the KNLA 2nd Brigade’s security force told Karen News that the fighting was between his soldiers and the Burma Arm... Read more ►

Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson of the Karen National Union

Karen National Union’s Deputy Chairwoman Warns International Community to Read the Small Print o...

April 23, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive series of interviews with Karen News, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson of the Karen National Union talks about a diverse range of critical issues facing ethnic people. In part 1, Ms Sein gives her perspective on the progress of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement between the Burmese government and the country’s ethni... Read more ►

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

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 Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson of the KNU spoke to Karen News about the... Read more ►

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Karen National Union Support Education Protesters

March 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union, currently holding peace talks with the government, issued a statement supporting protesters opposed to the new National Education Bill, approved by the country’s parliament, but yet to be ratified by President U Thein Sein. The KNU said in its statement that the government’s use of force against ‘peaceful’ proteste... Read more ►

A Burma Army Camp in Papun District, Karen State

Burma Army Shelling Forces Karen Villagers From Farms

March 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen Human Right Groups report released on March 2nd accuses the Burma Army of targeting villagers with artillery shells in Northern Karen State. KHRG allege the government’s military directed its artillery bombardment on villagers in Papun Township. The KHRG report said that Burma Army indiscriminately fired artillery shells towards where vil... Read more ►

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UNFC Wants The KNU To Be Reunited

February 8, 2015  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organization. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of the KNU role in the UNFC. “It is a time of reforming in Burma. In order t... Read more ►

Padoh Thamein Tun at event

KNU Stands Together With UNFC and NCCT On Nationwide Ceasefire

February 6, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Padoh Saw Thamein Tun, a member of the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Central Executive Committee said that the KNU would never go alone and sign a national wide ceasefire in Burma. The KNU said that it is only willing to sign the ceasefire together with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team ... Read more ►