352 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Villagers want KNU protection against dam project

May 3, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen National Union, Ler Mu Lah Township leaders warn that there is a risk of a division between the local people and the KNU if the organizations district or central leaders allow the construction of the Tenasserim Dam, in Southern Burma. Saw Thein Su, the KNU leader for L... Read more ►

Karen to ban alcohol sales to gold miners

May 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen National Union (KNU) officers, in Ler Mu Lah Township, have imposed restrictions on alcohol sales from May 1 to the thousands of gold miners who come to the area prospecting for gold. KNU officials have put in the alcohol restrictions in an attempt to prevent problems ... Read more ►

Teachers want official go-ahead to teach Karen

April 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Fort the first time the Karen Education Department and the Karen Teachers Working Group held a summer camp for teacher training in a government controlled area. The training was held in Pway Poe Kla village, east of Dawei, in Southern Burma. The training was made possible be... Read more ►

Villagers protest at coalmine – want KNU to revoke permission

March 11, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Villagers in Tenasserim Division want the local Karen National Union to revoke permission given to a coalmine that villagers claim is polluting their waterways and damaging their plantations. Paw Klo villagers, from east of Tavoy in Southern Burma, demand the Karen National ... Read more ►

State Govt officials, song and dance greet opening of KNU’s sixth Liaison Office opening in Thaton area

March 7, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

State government officials from Mon and Karen States attended the opening ceremony for the Karen National Union’s sixth liaison office in Naung Bo village, Thaton Township, Mon State on March 5. As many as one thousand people attended the liaison office opening ceremon... Read more ►

Ceasefire: Burma Army increases its militarization in KNU controlled areas

March 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Middle-ranking Karen army officers claim that the Burma Army has taken advantage of last year’s historic ceasefire, signed between the government and the Karen National Union, to reinforce its position in territory controlled by the ethnic armed group. Captain Saw Gyi No, ... Read more ►

KNU’s tells Govt – it’s too early for development

February 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Since last years signed cease-fire agreement between the government and the Karen National Union, the Burma border town of Myawaddy has been awash with government officials, leaders of various armed groups and business people. The most recent high-level delegations to visit ... Read more ►

KNU urge Govt to send higher ranked officers to peace-talks

February 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union has requested that the Burmese government include members of its military elite in future ‘peace talks’ between the two sides. In a meeting held yesterday, in the Burma border town of Myawaddy, the KNU chairman General Saw Mutu Say Poe met with B... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Sha’s dream, lives on

February 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Speaking on the 5th anniversary of the assassination of Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, his four children thanked people world wide for their continued support of their father’s principles and their condolences. Padoh Mahn Sha was murdered at his exil... Read more ►

Karen Women Organization’s 6th Congress considers the challenges and opportunities

February 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen Women Organization’s held its 6th congress in early February at Lay Wah, Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. The KWO spokesperson, Executive Committee member, Naw Blooming Night Zan explained to Karen News that 138 representatives, observers and delegates attended ... Read more ►

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