374 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 ►

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 ►

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