365 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 ►

KNU in Rangoon for peace talks

June 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

A Karen National Union delegation, led by its chairman, Saw Mutu Say Poe, left yesterday for Rangoon to meet with government officials for a new round of peace talks. Padoh Thaw Thi Bwe, the organisations joint secretary confirmed with Karen News that a KNU delegation, led ... Read more ►

KNU Mergui-Tavoy leaders under pressure from Burma Army

June 6, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen News has learnt that Burma Army leaders and officers in Tenasserim Division are under orders to create disagreement among the Karen National Union (KNU) leaders in Mergui-Tavoy District. A Burma Army source in the Dawei area, who requested that his name not to be used,... Read more ►

KNU Leader: peace talks have a long way to go…

June 5, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, the Karen National Union’s general secretary, in an exclusive interview with Karen News explains his organization position on the peace process with the Burma government, repatriation of refugees and land ownership. In part one of a three part series Pa... Read more ►

Karen groups concerned cross-border humanitarian aid decreasing

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 150 representatives and observers from 40 Karen organizations from inside Burma, along the Thai-Burma border and overseas who took part in the 9th Karen Unity Seminar voiced their concern that there has been a significant decrease in humanitarian aid for communitie... Read more ►

Karen National Unity Seminar supports KNU peace plan

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 150 representatives from 40 different Karen organizations attended the 9th Karen National Unity Seminar held from May 27 to 31 in Karen State. The seminar discussed ways to strengthen unity among all Karen people in the context of the current political situation in... Read more ►

KNU’s Colonel Ner Dah Mya briefs Australian Parliament

June 3, 2013  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwe (KIC)

Colonel Ner Dah Mya, a son of General Saw Bo Mya, met and discussed with Burmese civil society groups in Sydney during a recent visit to Australia. The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) organized the meeting and discussion that was attended by 30 people from Burma includin... Read more ►

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