KNU Will be Committing ‘Political Suicide’ If It Leaves the UNFC, says Karen Women’s Organization

September 16, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), a community-based organization that represents 49,000 Karen women across Burma, has criticized the decision by the Karen National Union to withdraw from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) last month. Naw K’nyaw Paw, ... Read more ►

KNU’s Decision to Suspend Itself from UNFC Proves Divisive

September 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The decision by the leadership of the Karen National Union to suspend membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council in August has been met with both criticism and praise, with one analyst stating the move was the “right decision to make,” while some Karen comm... Read more ►

Karen Women Urge KNU To Rejoin UNFC

September 10, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A Karen women’s group based inside Burma urged the Karen National Union (KNU) to rejoin the ethnic alliance, as its recent action to suspend its membership risks dividing support within the Karen political community and derailing unity in the ethnic nationalities. The Kare... Read more ►

Karen National Union Responds To Why It Has Temporarily Suspended Its Membership Of The Ethnic Alliance

September 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union formally announced their suspension of participation with the ethnic alliance – the United Nationalities for Federal Council. The move has massive ramifications for the ethnic alliance. The KNU claim that its move was made so it can review and cons... Read more ►

KNU ‘Suspends’ Its Membership Of Ethnic Alliance Cites Differences In ‘Policy And Structure’

September 4, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union has confirmed the suspension of its membership with the ethnic alliance due to disagreement over the policies and structure of the alliance group. The KNU submitted its official letter to the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an ethnic all... Read more ►

Karen People Honour Martys

August 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

August 12 marks the Karen Martyrs’ Day and its people scattered around the world take time to honor and remember those who died for freedom. Every year Karen leaders, soldiers and civilians commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the cause of the Karen ... Read more ►

Government and NCCT Agree to establish ‘Federal Union’

August 18, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, deputy leader of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), said that an agreement had been reached with the Burma government to establish a federal union. He added that the agreement would guarantee the equali... Read more ►

KNU warns it will block any efforts to return refugees prematurely

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s, secretary 1, Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bweh told Karen News that unless the situation in Burma guarantees refugees safety, their dignity and is conducted according to international humanitarian guidelines any return at the moment is not appropriate. I... Read more ►

KNU Join Laiza Conference To Discuss The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

July 21, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union (KNU) has chosen five leaders to represent it at the upcoming Ethnic Armed Organization Conference in the Kachin Town of Laiza on July 24. The conference is being held to discuss the proposed nationwide ceasefire agreement and the KNU delegation, wil... Read more ►

Fighting Between KNLA and Burma Army – Kills One, Wounds One…

July 7, 2014  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

Fighting between Karen soldiers and Burma Army troops broke out in Papun District last week killing one and wounding one Burma Army soldier. Sources from the Karen National Union’s Papun district office confirmed to Karen News that soldiers from a Karen National Liberation... Read more ►

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