369 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 Ka... Read more ►

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.... Read more ►

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

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... Read more ►

KPSN and International Karen Organization Alarmed Over KNU’s Decision to Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

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 ... Read more ►

Karen General Urges Ethnic Leaders Not To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Until Gov’t Agrees To Political Roadmap

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 b... Read more ►

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 e... Read more ►

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 ... Read more ►

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 Augus... Read more ►

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... Read more ►

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... Read more ►

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