KNU tells Burma Army chief it wants a nationwide ceasefire

January 9, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A Karen National Union delegations met with Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of the Defense Ministry and the Tatmadaw (Burma Army), in the country’s capital, Naypyidaw, to talk about the need for nationwide ‘concrete ceasefire agreements’ between all ethni... Read more ►

Historic Karen New Year celebrations kick-off today

January 8, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The 2013 Karen New Year celebrations will be first. It will be the first time, the Karen people and its political organisdation, the Karen National Union (KNU) will celebrate the Karen New Year in a government controlled area. This was made possible when the KNU and the gove... Read more ►

Burma army’s reinforcing its camps scare Taungoo villagers

January 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Villagers in the Thandaung area were frightened by a Burma Army helicopter that repeatedly flew over their homes last week – the area is under the Karen National Union’s Taungoo District and its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade. Local source... Read more ►

KNU leaders to ask President U Thein Sein to stop Kachin conflict

January 3, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Karen National Union leaders left today from the Thai-Burma border to travel to Naypyidaw to meet with President Thein Sein to discuss war in ethnic areas. The KNU Supreme Headquarters issued a statement confirming the trip and said they had received an invitation from Presi... Read more ►

KNU Congress ends – all leadership positions filled

December 25, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union 15th Congress finished with the election of all the organization’s positions voted-in for the next four years administration. Following the election of its five top leaders, together with its Central Standing Committee, the KNU elected General Saw ... Read more ►

General Jonny elected as head of Karen Army

December 24, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Brigadier General Saw Jonny, commander of the Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 has been elected as the commander-in-chief of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). The KNLA is the armed wing of the KNU. Brig-Gen Saw Baw Kyaw Heh the commander of the KNLA Brigade 5 h... Read more ►

KNU delegates vote-in five new leaders

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s top five positions were elected in a secret ballot at the organisation’s 15th Congress held at Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State, today, 21 December. The five new leaders are – General Mutu Say Poe, chairperson, Naw Zipporah Sein as vi... Read more ►

General Mutu wins KNU top post

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

General Mutu Say Poe won the leadership of Karen National Union in a secret ballot at the organisations 15th Congress held in Lay Wah, Pa-an District, Karen State. Karen News is led to understand that all the KNU’s top three key positions were also decided today, Friday 21... Read more ►

KNU’s election vote decided this week

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The votes for key positions in the Karen National Union are expected to be closed today, Friday 21 December. The key positions are – the five executives and department heads and the central standing committee. Many observers say the KNU 15th Congress is an opportunity for ... Read more ►

No fighting, but Karen villagers still scared…

December 21, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Since October 26, Karen National Union representatives and members of community-based-groups have attended the KNU 15th Congress to vote in a new executive, department heads and the central standing committee. Karen News spoke to two KNU representatives attending the Congres... Read more ►

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