371 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

63rd Karen Martyrs’ Day…the struggle goes on…

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Today is the 63rd anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day that commemorates Karen leaders and civilians who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Karen people under successive Burma military regimes. In a letter addressing all Karen people, General Mutu Say Po, chairman of... Read more ►

Martyrs’ Day Commemorated

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Hundreds of refugees in southern Thailand gathered today to commemorate the Karen Martyrs’ Day on 12 August. The Karen refugees from the Tham Hin camp joined to commemorate the 63rd Anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day. Saw Raymond Bu, head of Tham Hin refugee commi... Read more ►

KNU: New Land Laws a Major Barrier to Peace

August 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union claims that the Burma’s recently introduced Land Laws could cause problems for the country’s peace efforts. The KNU urged the government to not apply it during the peace building process between the government and ethnic armed groups. The KNUR... Read more ►

Karen armed groups united in their political struggle

July 30, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan

In a recent meeting Karen armed forces agreed to unite and to join forces to work together to achieve self-determination. The Karen National Union (KNU), the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council agreed at a meeting held in the Burma border tow... Read more ►

The KNU land policy to go to the Burma government

July 30, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

In an effort to protect lands that were confiscated or stolen for recent development projects and business development in Karen State, the Karen National Union is working on a land policy that will then be proposed to the Burma government. A KNU source said that the organiza... Read more ►

KNU to sign Geneva Call agreement to protect children and women

July 20, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has agreed to sign two ‘Deed of Commitment‘, on the protection of children and women, with the Switzerland based Geneva Call in Hpa-an on July 21. Geneva Call is a humanitarian organization dedicated to engaging armed non-State acto... Read more ►

LANDMINES: KNU says demining depends on peace building progress

July 20, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan (KIC)

The Karen Nation Union (KNU)’s general secretary, Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, said that mine clearance in KNU controlled areas would be dependent on ceasefire conditions and if a level of trust with the government could be reached. Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win said that taking i... Read more ►

Caught in a Two-Front War in Post-Ceasefire Karen State

July 18, 2013  •  Author: Saw Greh Moo*

Despite a ceasefire agreement between the Karen National Union and the Burma government and endless rounds of dead-end peace-talks, the Burma Army continues to consolidate and reinforce its military bases in Karen State. Many observers fear the government is ‘playing’ pe... Read more ►

KNU 7th Brigade – open for business

July 9, 2013  •  Author: S’ PhanShaung (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th Brigade based in Hpa-an District, has entered a commercial venture – a trading and tour company. for the first time in its history earlier this month. The legally registered company... Read more ►

Peace Talks: KNU and Govt go slow, but agree to meet again in July

June 24, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

Following an informal meeting between the Karen National Union and Burma government officials, at the Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) in Rangoon on June 15, to talk about a ceasefire “Code of Conduct” both delegations plan to meet again in July. Padoh Saw Aung Win Shwe, head ... Read more ►

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