341 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Burma Army Chief Tells KNU That It Will Revise the 2008 Constitution, But In Its Own Time

December 11, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

The Karen National Union (KNU) told Karen News that the Burmese Defense Minister, General Min Aung Hlaing said they would be revising sections of the country’s 2008 Constitution. A KNU leader claims that General Min Aung Hlaing said during a meeting with KNU officials that... Read more ►

Karen Army Leader Links Current Fighting To Burma Government’s Mega Development Projects

October 24, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

General Ner Dah Bo Mya, the head of the Karen National Defence Organisation told Karen News that armed conflict this month in Burma is linked to plans to build hydropower dams on the Salween River. In an exclusive interview General Ner Dah explains to Karen News why he has p... Read more ►

*Outbreak of fighting dents hopes for peace

October 23, 2014  •  Author: Phil Thornton

While the government insists it wants to end its conflicts with ethnic groups, locals in Karen State say they are still bearing the brunt of the brutal divide and conquer tactics. Recent escalation in heavy fighting in Karen State sent shockwaves through ethnic villages, sh... Read more ►

Karen Army General Explains Rational Behind Reformation Of Ethnic Alliance And Recent Conflict With Govt Troops

October 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke exclusively with General General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Karen National Liberation Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explains about what the alliance between four Karen armed groups and what lies behind the recent outbreak of fighting. For the sake of clarity, Karen N... Read more ►

KNLA’s Second in Command Explains His Decision to Back Formation of A United Karen Armed Force

October 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the KNLA’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explained his decision to back the formation of a united Karen armed force called the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF). Gen. Baw Kyaw explains his decision, stating that a united ... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Groups Support Reunification Of Ethnic Armed Forces

October 20, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In statement release yesterday, Sunday 19 October, an alliance of Karen women’s organisations gave their support to plans of four armed groups to reunite under the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF) banner. The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), the Karen Women’s Emp... Read more ►

Time For A United, Modern KNU

October 13, 2014  •  Author: *Nant Bwa Bwa Phan, Nant Zoya Phan and Slone Phan

It is no secret that there is division within the Karen nation about how we should respond to the political changes that have incurred in our country since 2011. Some see the ceasefire process as a genuine opportunity to start negotiations that could give the Karen people gu... Read more ►

World Teachers Day – “Education Key to Safeguarding Our Karen Culture”

October 7, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Access to education in Karen State has been compromised by lack of accessible schools, poverty, war, displacement, and low wages for teachers – conditions made worse by a decades-long lack of government funding. Fighting to survive against successive brutal military dictat... Read more ►

KNU Decision to Withdraw from UNFC Undemocratic Claims Karen Women’s Organisation

October 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to suspend its membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council last month, claiming the decision was made without proper consultation with the Karen community. Speaking exclusiv... Read more ►

Karen Soldier Killed in Latest Fighting, KNU Claims Government Troops Attacked First

September 30, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A soldier has been killed during fighting between the Karen National Defense Organisation (that operates under the control of the Karen National Union) and the Burma Army. The fighting took place on September 27 near Mu The’ village in Kyaukgyi Township, Pago division, whe... Read more ►

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