352 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 ►

UNFC Wants The KNU To Be Reunited

February 8, 2015  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organization. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of ... Read more ►

KNU Stands Together With UNFC and NCCT On Nationwide Ceasefire

February 6, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Padoh Saw Thamein Tun, a member of the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Central Executive Committee said that the KNU would never go alone and sign a national wide ceasefire in Burma. The KNU said that it is only willing to sign the ceasefire together with the United Nationali... Read more ►

Australian MP Acknowledges Karen’s Revolution Is Just

February 4, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

An Australia’s Member of Parliament Mr. Luke Simpkins attended the 66th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day in Karen State on January 31st said he recognised the Karen people’s fight for justice. Mr Simpkins said ,“I support all the ethnic people including the Kare... Read more ►

Australian Karen Show Solidarity

February 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Australia’s Karen community gathered in Sydney on Saturday to mark the 66th year of armed struggle against successive military regimes in Burma. “The celebration today is to empower the Karen community of Australia and to raise awareness about the human rights situation ... Read more ►

KNU Leader Calls For Unity On Karen Resistance Day Ceremony

January 30, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung/Karen News

Karen people have started to make their annual pilgrimage to the Karen National Liberation Army 7th Brigade’s headquarter in Hpa-an district to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the beginning of its resistance against the former Burma military regime. The Karen Resistanc... Read more ►

Memorial Service Honored Deceased Legendary Karen General

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A memorial service was held for General Bo Mya, the late chairman of the Karen National Union and head of its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army and for his oldest son, Saw Nay Kaw. General Bo Mya served the Karen struggle since the 1940’s until his death in 2... Read more ►

Tanitharyi Villagers Meet with Companies and Authorities to Discuss Problems Caused by Coal Mining

January 10, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A meeting between villagers, company officials and officials from both the Karen National Union and the government was held on Tuesday, January 6 to discuss and resolve problems of land destruction caused by coal mining in Southern Burma’s Tanitharyi Division. Coal mining ... Read more ►

The 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Calls For Nominees

December 14, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Phan Foundation has officially announced its acceptance of nominees for the 7th annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award – the closing date is on January 31, 2015. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health... Read more ►

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