Karen Revolutionary Day: KNU leader calls for unity and a political solution to end ethnic civil war

January 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

KNU President, General Mutu Say Poe, has called for continued ethnic Karen unity while paying respects to the Karen people in a speech marking the 64th anniversary of Karen Revolutionary Resistance Day. In the speech, General Mutu Say Poe acknowledged the sacrifice of the Ka... Read more ►

US ambassador talks to KNU officials

January 24, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Derek Mitchell, the US Ambassador to Burma met with key Karen National Union members in Pa-an (Hpa-an) earlier this month. KNU officials said a number of issues were discussed with Ambassador Mitchell, including, the current political climate, the process of the KNU and gove... Read more ►

Burma Army Colonel beats up KNU member

January 23, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

Tensions are running high after a Burma Army officer beat up Karen National Union member and detained him in Southern Burma. The incidence happened at a checkpoint located near Ka Saw Wah village in Tenasserim Division that is in the Karen National Union’s Brigade 4. A... Read more ►

Memorial prayer service for Padoh David Taw

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A memorial prayer service was held for Padoh Saw David Taw, the late leader of Karen National Union who was also a member of peace committee, after a hundred days of his death at Hsa Thoo Lei Learning Center in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, Tak Province on Saturday, Janua... Read more ►

Peace needs more than a ceasefire…

January 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Wei Thoo

A number of reports by a diverse range of international and local organizations have scrutinized Burma’s government and while applauding recent positive changes, found it wanting in all functions of government from political inclusion, to rule of law to land rights to heal... Read more ►

Government Minister joins Karen New Year celebrations

January 16, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

The Minister of Border and Security Affairs, Colonel Zaw Lwin, representing the government, joined with more than 4000 Karen people to celebrate Karen New Year Day, January 12, in Myitta village, Tenasserim Divion, in southern Burma. The KNU Mergui-Tavoy District Secretary,... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Mahn discusses KNU meeting with Burma government

January 14, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

President U Thein Sein invitated a Karen National Union delegation to Naypyidaw to meet with key government ministers, including the vice president Sai Mauk Kham and the military chief, Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The KNU delegation led by General Mutu Say Poe, the ... Read more ►

Karen women’s group endorses KNU talks with government

January 10, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Karen Women Action Group, a community-based women’s group working out of Rangoon gave its approval for the issues the Karen National Union raised in its meeting with the government and its key ministers, including the president and the head of the country’s army. Naw... Read more ►

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 ►

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