383 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Burma Army Attacks, Displaces 300 Karen Villagers as Suu Kyi Tours Karen State

February 25, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between Burma Army and Karen soldiers in northern Karen State forced hundreds of villagers from their home into jungle hideouts while the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is touring Karen State. Ceasefire violations by Burma Army had caused tensions with Karen Nati... Read more ►

RIP – PADOH SAW EH KALU SHWE OO – (1955-2020)

February 9, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Respected Health Worker Loses Battle with Cancer Padoh Saw Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, a department head of the Karen National Union, passed away on February 8 at 12:49 PM at his home on the Thai-Burma border. Padoh Saw Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, aged 65, died after suffering from liver cancer, ... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army to Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss Road Development, Troop Movements and Conflict

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union is to meet with Burma Army officers to discuss tensions over road building, troop expansion in Karen State. The meeting will be held in Naypyidaw, today, December 10 2019, according to KNU statement released yesterday. The meeting is mainly to discus... Read more ►

New Year Resolution – Armed Groups Join Hands to Celebrate Karen New Year

November 24, 2019  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

For the first time, four Karen ethnic armed groups have agreed to hold the district level Karen New Year celebrations on December 26, 2019. Padoh Saw Shwe Maung, the Karen National Union’s Doo Pla Ya District Chairman said. “Karen people have survived many hardships ... Read more ►

KNU – NRPC’s Demand for Approval of Foreign Aid Creates Tension, Risks EAOs Projects and Mutual Trust

November 12, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union said the effectiveness and the usefulness of foreign funding has been nullified by need for ethnic armed organizations to seek permission from the government. The National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), formed by the President’s Office to ... Read more ►

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 ►

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