354 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Statue of Karen Hero Finds Temporary Home in KNU Office

December 12, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A statue of Karen ethnic icon Saw Ba U Gyi will find temporary shelter in the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Kyain Seikgyi township office, after official objections were raised to its public installation. The Karen New Year’s Day Organizing Committee originally planned to... Read more ►

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

KNU Chair Highlights Weaknesses in the NCA During Anniversary Celebrations

October 16, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Amid anniversary celebrations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the chairperson of the Karen National Union (KNU) bemoaned the lack of progress and lingering weaknesses in the peace process. Speaking at the October 15 commemoration of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement... Read more ►

KNU Holds Emergency Meeting To Kick-start the Stalled Peace Process

October 9, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union held an emergency meeting to try to re-energize current peace talks between Ethnic Armed Organisation and Burma’s government. KNU sources claim the peace talks have become bogged down since the much vaunted second 21st century Pang Long Peace Confe... Read more ►

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU to Review its Position on the Peace Process

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement on September 9 calling for a review of the current peace process in order to achieve a genuine political settle... Read more ►

Fight for Self-determination Must Continue Through Peaceful Means: KNLA General

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A leader of the Karen National Liberation Army has called for continuing the fight for ethnic autonomy, but through peaceful, political means. Speaking on the 67th anniversary of Karen National Martyrs’ Day, General Saw Johnny said Karen autonomy has not yet been realized,... Read more ►

Ethnic Health Workers Complete Approved Government and Karen Health Training

August 11, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Ethnic health workers have been awarded government recognized certificates after a joint training held by government and Karen health departments in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. The 31 trainees who completed the seven-month maternal child and reproductive health course p... Read more ►

KNU Talks Post-ceasefire Peace Process with KNPP

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid efforts to entice more ethnic armed groups into the fold of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the Karen National Union shared its peace process experiences with the Karenni National Progressive Party at a meeting in Thailand last week. The KNU is one of the eight init... Read more ►

KNU and Local Aid Workers Urge for Continue Support for IDP Camp

August 2, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Local Karen National Union officials and aid workers are trying to drum up last-minute support for a shelter of internally displaced persons, before it runs out of funding in September. Over 70 representatives from 10 border-based Karen State civil society groups attended a ... Read more ►

Karen resistance fighter who served the KNLA for nearly seven decades passes away

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

General Saw Ka Sel Doh, a Karen resistance fighter who joined the Karen Nation Union’s armed wing in the first months of its existence in 1947, has passed away. Gen. Saw Ka Sel Doh, 92, died in Mae Sot Hospital, this morning, on July 31, after months of declining health an... Read more ►

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