294 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Kyar Khin, a farmer in Aung Chan Thar village in Kyaukkyi township in eastern Myanmar’s Kayin State, lost both his legs following a land mine injury. (Photo: David Doyle/Myanmar Now)

*Landmines: Myanmar’s hidden menace

April 29, 2016  •  Author: David Doyle

Across Myanmar landmines pose a daily threat of death and disability, but five years after the transition to democracy began, an official clearance programme has yet to get underway. KYAUKKYI, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – Two years ago, Kyar Yin was in the forest near his v... Read more ►

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Karen State Government Approves Key Ministries – Military to Boss Security and Border Affairs

April 14, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen State parliament approved six key ministries on April 7 that will be run by two independent academics, a representative of the military, Members of Parliament from the National League for Democracy and the Union Solidarity and Development Party. Nan Khin Htwe Myint... Read more ►

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All Ethnic Armed Groups Meet to Guess NLD’s Position on National Ceasefire Agreement

April 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to unify both the signatories and non-signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement the leaders of the ethnic armed groups met last week in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The groups met in the hope of finding unity before beginning negotiations with the newly elected... Read more ►

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Karen Armed Groups Unite, Agree KNU Takes Political Lead

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A recent meeting between different Karen armed groups reached a decision that the Karen National Union is to lead the groups political agenda. The meeting held on February 29, 2016 at the Karen National Liberation Army’s headquarter in Pa-an District, Karen State is a regu... Read more ►

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KNU Critical Of “Untrue” Media Reports On Dam, But Locals Not Convinced…

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union is outraged that media reports said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the with the government to construct a hydro-power dam as untrue. The KNU issued a denial after Karen communities inside Burma and overseas, incensed by the reports,... Read more ►

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The KNU’s Forestry Department Helps Karen Communities Go Green on World Environment Day

February 25, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

In a move to raise awareness about environmental issues, the Karen National Union’s Forestry department launched a project to encourage communities living in areas under its control to grow more tress. The KNU’s Forestry Department’s ‘greening project’ wants each h... Read more ►

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KNU: NLD Priorities – Change the Constitution and Start Peace Talks With Ethnic Armed Groups

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, general secretary of the Karen National Union, explains that the Burma’s new government priorities are to change the Constitution and to begin political dialogue with the country’s ethnic armed groups. Padoh ... Read more ►

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General Baw Kyaw Heh: Ethnic Groups Have to Stay Strong and United

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive Interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, Vice Chief-of-Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army, question the potential of Burma’s new government to wrestle power from the country’s military elite. General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief-of-Staff ... Read more ►

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The KNU Exchange Views with Civil Society Groups on Future Political Discussions

February 9, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

As part of its preparation for the upcoming political talks with the newly elected National League of Democracy government, representatives of the Karen National Union held a meeting with civil society organizations to exchange views. The meeting was held in Hpa-an at the of... Read more ►

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KNU Delegate Meets Regional Peace Support Group In Cambodia

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A Karen National Union delegation met with the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) in Cambodia last week to discuss about cooperation in the peace building process in Burma. The four-member-delegation led by Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, the KNU secretary, visited Cambodi... Read more ►