KNU: Holds Public Meeting To Talk-up Nationwide Ceasefire

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A senior member of the Karen National Union (KNU) told a public meeting that the Burmese government and ethnic armed groups plan to sign nationwide ceasefire by November. P’doh Mahn Nyein Maung, a central executive committee member, was speaking at a public meeting at ... Read more ►

Burma Army Arrest Karen Soldiers Operating Tax Gate

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

The Burma Army reneged on an agreement it had with the Karen National Union and arrested two Karen soldiers for collecting taxes at a temporary checkpoint. The two soldiers, from the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 2, based in the Taungoo District were arrested while ... Read more ►

KNU delegates talk peace to Burma’s commander-in-chief

October 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The head of Burma’s military met with members of the Karen armed resistance in the country’s capital to discuss how the ceasefire between the two could be progressed. The meeting is seen by ethnic leaders as a move by the government to acknowledge the Karen National Unio... Read more ►

KNU Push Govt For Nationwide Ceasefire – Karen Community Wants Results

October 1, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Karen National Union met last week with Burma government officials in Rangoon and Nay Pyi Daw to try to give its ceasefire arrangements and peace talks a higher priority ranking. A KNU nine-member delegation led by its chairman, General Mutu Say Poe left for Burma on Sep... Read more ►

KNU lobby Govt speaker on land grabs and ceasefire

September 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen National Union (KNU) leaders based in southern Burma have called on the parliament speaker, Thura Shwe Mann, to help move forward the the ‘cease-fire code of conduct’ between the KNU and the government. P’doh Saw Beeler, Joint Secretary of KNU’s... Read more ►

KNU Wants Constitution Change, Talks With Karen Political Parties

September 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

A Karen National Union (KNU) delegation led by its chairman General Mutu Say Poe met recently with Karen political parties in Hpa-an to discuss plans it has for amendments to Burma’s contentious 2008 Constitution. The KNU delegation met with the Phalon Sawaw Democratic... Read more ►

KNU explains its ceasefire and peace building process to refugees

September 2, 2013  •  Author: By S’ Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union met with refugees and representatives of civil society organizations in Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma border to discuss and explain its ongoing peace building process with the Burma government. The meeting took place on Thursday, August 29 an... Read more ►

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 ►

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