277 stories tagged ‘KNU’

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KNU Leader Accused By Karen Groups Of Legitimizing Government’s Use of Force, Land Confiscation ...

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an open letter to the Karen National Union Chairperson General Mutu Sae Poe, on Saturday 29 August 2015, a coalition of international based Karen groups accused the KNU leader that by attending the Burma government’s opening ceremony of the Asian Highway as a ‘special guest’ he would be adding a veneer that would allow the government to ig... Read more ►

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KPSN and International Karen Organization Alarmed Over KNU’s Decision to Sign Nationwide Ceasefi...

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Karen community-based organizations have issued media statements raising concerns about the recent decision of the Karen National Union to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Burma government. The Karen Peace Support Network (KNSP), a coalition of community based groups and the International Karen Organization (IKO) both sent open letter... Read more ►

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Karen General Urges Ethnic Leaders Not To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Until Gov’t Agrees To Politi...

August 26, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation in an exclusive interview with Karen News said that moves to sign a nationwide Ceasefire Agreement is worthless unless all ethnic armed groups are included. General Nerdah stressed that peace must be based on equality and justice and that a nationwide ceasefire is worthles... Read more ►

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Ethnic Armed Groups Leaders Meet Government To Finalize Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 26, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The ethnic armed organizations representatives have reached the end of the nationwide ceasefire agreement process following a three-day meeting in the Thai Northern city of Chiang Mai. The meeting held from August 21 to 24 resulted in the appointment of a new delegation of eight members to meet with President U Thein Sein and General Min Aung Hlain... Read more ►

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Despite its Legal Status, Karen Martyrs’ Day Well Attended

August 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

For the second year running the Burma’s government allowed Karen people to commemorate their Martyrs’ Day in Rangoon. The 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day was held at the Judson Hall on August 12, 2015. This year’s event organized by Karen youth groups packed out the Judson Hall including representatives of the Karen National Union. Organise... Read more ►

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KNU To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union has decided to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, despite the other members of the ethnic armed group’s alliance, having not yet made their positions known. The KNU decision was reached at its Central Committee Emergency meeting held on August 14 and 15 at Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State. Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win... Read more ►

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KNLA Chief Calls On All Karen To Unite and be Political Active

August 14, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

In the speech at the commemoration of the 65th Karen Martyrs’ Day, the head of the Karen National Liberation Army, General Johnny called for all Karen people in the country, on the border and overseas to unite and get involved in the current political struggle. General Johnny said that during the political struggle, inputs from all Karen peop... Read more ►

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Shan and Karen Leaders Meet President U Thein Sein

August 6, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

A delegation from the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), Karen National Union (KNU) and other Karen armed groups informally met with President U Thein Sein and government representatives in Naypyidaw on Monday, August 3. Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU secretary, said the two hours meeting would support the next meeting between the Ethnic Armed ... Read more ►

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Burma Government and Ethnic Delegation Agreed to Finalize NCA before Next Government

July 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The government and ethnic groups’ representatives reached an agreement in principle to work towards getting the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signed and starting the process of drafting a political dialogue framework with President U Thein Sein’s administration. The Union Peacemaking Working Committee led by Minister U Aung Min and the... Read more ►

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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 ►