284 stories tagged ‘KNU’


Suu Kyi, Gen. Mutu Celebrate Karen New Year With Call For Ethnic Rights To Be Recognized In Consti...

January 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen people spread all over the world celebrated Karen New Year Day on January 10, 2016. Karen in Burma, on the border gathered at a wide variety of places to welcome the New Year. Celebration took place in Shwe Kokko, Rangoon and Hpa-an, where the former, President U Thein Sein attended. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democra... Read more ►

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The 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Calls For Nominations

December 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Phan Foundation has officially announced its acceptance of nominees for the 8th annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award – the closing date is on January 31, 2016. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health, education, social or cultural areas. According to the Foundation’s criteria... Read more ►

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Karen Leader – Want Change? Get The Military and Its ‘Cronies’ Out of Politics….

November 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

David Tharckabaw, head of the Karen National Unions Alliance Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Karen News, congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD for their election win, but warns that military should not be trusted. The people have spoken up against a bad government. I hope there are no more dirty tricks, no more profits for the cronies... Read more ►

U.S Ambassador for Burma, Mr. Derek Mitchell at the NCA signing event on Oct 15, 2015 (Photo: Saw Tun Lin/Karen News)

US Commends Signing Of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Burma

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Despite its concerns about continuing fighting between the Burma Army and Shan and Kachin armed groups the United States released a statement praising the signing of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the government and eight armed groups. The United States in a statement released on 15 October by its spokesperson, John Kirby said that the ... Read more ►

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Ceremony Held to Support Karen Armed Groups Decision to Sign NCA

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers from villages along Eastern Donna Range gathered at Htee Mae Wah Kee village in Myawaddy Township on October 4th to show their support for the three Karen armed groups who have decided to sign the ceasefire agreement with the government. The Karen armed groups – Karen National Union (KNU), Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and KNU... Read more ►

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Karen Groups Call NCA Signing A Nonsense As It Fails to Include All Ethnic Armed Groups

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

More than forty Karen organizations issued a statement critical of the Karen National Union after it had decided to sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government that excluded the majority of ethnic armed groups. Seven ethnic armed organizations, including the Karen National Union, decided to go ahead and sign the NCA with the governmen... Read more ►

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Karen Community Groups Demand KNU Take Their Concerns Seriously

September 4, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community groups claim the Karen National Union is ignoring their concerns about the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government. The claims came at a meeting 15 community-based Karen groups had with the KNU leaders to discuss the nationwide ceasefire agreement. The meeting held at Lay Wah in Hlaingbwe Township on August 31 between KNU... Read more ►


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 ►


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 ►