360 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 ►

Burma Government and Ethnic Delegation Agreed to Finalize NCA before Next Government

July 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The government and ethnic groups’ representatives reached an agreement in principle to work towards getting the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signed and starting the process of drafting a political dialogue framework with President U Thein Sein’s administration.... Read more ►

Karen To Merge Tollgates on Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Highway After Complaints

June 8, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Unity Committee for Karen armed groups held a special meeting to discuss the management of the tollgates on the Myawaddy-Kawkareik section of the Asia highway in Karen State. Currently the gates are run by different Karen armed groups that has caused difficulties for tra... Read more ►

Karen Activist Wins 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Award

May 12, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The winner of 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Karen activist Naw Hsa Moo. With a certificate of recognition, the award comes with a $2000 grant, as a means to practically support the community work by Naw Hsa Moo. Naw Hsa Moo was awarded the prize for recognition... Read more ►

Padoh Naw Zipprah Sein Leads KNU’s Delegation to Attend Today’s Ethnic Leaders’ Summit to Discuss Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s vice chairperson, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein will lead its delegation to attend the ethnic leaders’ summit to be held today 1st May, in Pangshang. Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein was selected at the KNU by its central standing committee at an emergency me... Read more ►

Karen Soldiers and Gov’t’s Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

April 27, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade based in the Taungoo District confirmed to Karen News that a small firefight between its solders and the government troops happened on April 20. Lieutenant Saw Prah, company commander of the KNLA 2nd Brigade’s security force t... Read more ►

Karen National Union’s Deputy Chairwoman Warns International Community to Read the Small Print on Nationwide Ceasefire and not Believe Govt’s ‘Manipulation”

April 23, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive series of interviews with Karen News, Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson of the Karen National Union talks about a diverse range of critical issues facing ethnic people. In part 1, Ms Sein gives her perspective on the progress of the draft nationwide c... Read more ►

KNU: Emergency Meeting Called To Discuss Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement And Ethnic Leaders’ Summit

April 22, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen National Union is holding a central standing committee emergency meeting to discuss the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement and the ethnic armed organization summit at its headquarters at Lay Wah, Hlaingbwe Townhip in Pa-an District from April 20-22, 2015. Padoh N... Read more ►

Karen National Union Support Education Protesters

March 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union, currently holding peace talks with the government, issued a statement supporting protesters opposed to the new National Education Bill, approved by the country’s parliament, but yet to be ratified by President U Thein Sein. The KNU said in its sta... Read more ►

Burma Army Shelling Forces Karen Villagers From Farms

March 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen Human Right Groups report released on March 2nd accuses the Burma Army of targeting villagers with artillery shells in Northern Karen State. KHRG allege the government’s military directed its artillery bombardment on villagers in Papun Township. The KHRG report sai... Read more ►

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