Posts Tagged ‘KNU’

Mi Kayin mountain

Cement Factory Raises New Fears of Land Confiscation and Pollution

April 22, 2014  • 

Residents of Mi Kayin village, Hpa-an, Karen State, are once again united to oppose a proposed cement factory planned to be built near their village by the Myanmar Ji Dong Cement Company Limited. Saw Nyan Win, a Mi Kayin villager said in an interview with Karen News that residents are planning to take their opposition to the proposal to build a cem... Read more ►

Padoh Kwe Htoo Win

NCCT Delegates To Draft Its Version Of A Nationwide Ceasefire

March 27, 2014  • 

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) selected its nine-member delegation team to draft a nationwide ceasefire agreement together with a government team. The NCCT, a technical team working on the nationwide ceasefire agreement on behalf of the ethnic armed resistance organizations previously agreed in its last meeting with the governmen... Read more ►

Karen Police force training

KNU Train Karen Police Force

February 24, 2014  • 

The Karen National Union (KNU) has just finished a training program for a Karen police force in KNU controlled areas, aimed at improving the law enforcement capabilities of the Karen national police force. The two-week long training course held at Lay Wah in Hlaing Bwe township of Karen State ended on the 21st of February. The KNU’s Department of... Read more ►

KNU meeting with village head on census

KNU Meets Village Heads To Clarify Census Issues

February 18, 2014  • 

Karen leaders have met to discuss the classification of the Karen people in the upcoming national census. Padoh Saw Maw Htoo, chairperson of KNU in Kawkareik Township said in an interview with Karen News, that the KNU held a forum on February 10th to discuss the forthcoming census. “We called on the village heads and urged them at the meeting not... Read more ►

Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein at Karen National Day

Karen Leader Calls on four founding principles during 66th Karen National Day

February 15, 2014  • 

The Karen National Union’s (KNU) Vice-Chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, urged Karen people to recall the four founding objectives of their struggle. Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein was speaking at a ceremony marking the 66-years since the Karen held a massive march in Rangoon to demand equal rights from Burma’s government, then newly independent fr... Read more ►

Soldiers from KNDO, DKBA and 'Peace Council' march during the 65th Anniversary of Karen Revolution Day (Henry Zwartz/Karen News)

Karen Armies Show Unity

February 12, 2014  • 

A line of soldiers adorned in flowered garlands threaded their way across the Karen National Defence Organisation’s parade ground in Karen State. The parade on the last day of January ushered in the first year that members of three Karen armed groups celebrated Karen Revolution Day together. Members of the Karen National Union, the Democratic K... Read more ►


KNU Calls for Unity – Revolution Not Over Yet

February 5, 2014  • 

The General Secretary of the Karen National Union, P’Doh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, called for Karen unity at a ceremony marking the 65th Karen Revolution Day, at Hpa-an district, 7th Brigade headquarters. “We need to rebuild the unity of the Karen people. The Burma’s [Army’s] Border Guard Force (BGF) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army... Read more ►

Gen Mutu - KNU chairman

KNU Leader Calls For The End Of Civil War – Demands Equality

January 30, 2014  • 

General Mutu Say Poe, chairperson of the Karen National Union (KNU) in a speech addressed to all Karen people to mark the 65th Karen Revolution Day, called for a peaceful solution to the civil war that it has fought for the last six decades. Thousands of Karen people made their way from Thailand, from overseas and within Burma to sites inside Karen... Read more ►

KNLA soldiers on parade

DKBA and KNLA Join Forces For Revolution Day Parade

January 30, 2014  • 

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... Read more ►

KNU's chairperson Gen. Mutu met with President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw on January 5 2014 (Photo-U Hla Maung Shwe)

KNU meets with President and Defense Minister – Nationwide Ceasefire Tops Agenda

January 6, 2014  • 

A Karen National Union delegation of 10 and led by General Mutu Say Poe met yesterday with Burma’s President Thein Sein and Defense Minister Min Aung Hlaing. The KNU’s Joint Secretary, P’Doh Mahn Mahn confirmed with Karen News that, “the objective of the trip is to meet with the President and the Defense Minister in Nay Pyi Daw. Th... Read more ►