KNU leader: 2008 Constitution does not benefit ethnic people

February 11, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

KNU General Secretary, Padoh Kwe Htoo, in an exclusive interview with Karen News stressed that the KNU remains committed to peace, but warns Burma’s government to enact further reforms. “The KNU’s policy is unchanged, despite ceasefire negotiations with the Burma A... Read more ►

KNU attends ‘peace talks’ between Govt and Kachin

February 7, 2013  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) met with representatives of the Burma government’s peace committee on the China Burma border early this week. The government’s Union Peace Making Committee held preliminary ‘peace talks’ with the KIO in Ruili, Yunnan Provin... Read more ►

If Karen Ceasefire is to become permanent peace, mediation is needed

February 6, 2013  •  Author: *Cameron Hawker and Saw Wei Thoo

January 12 not only marked Karen New Year, but also the first anniversary of the Karen National Union’s (KNU) ceasefire with the Burmese Government. That makes it the longest running truce in the six decades old struggle. This is a cause for optimism. Yet a ceasefire is no... Read more ►

Karen Revolution Day: Government militia joins hands with KNU

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

This year is the 64th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day and for the first time, members of the Burma government’s army and militia attended the ceremony. A number of Karen Revolution Day ceremonies were held at various statewide locations. As many as 50 Border Guard ... Read more ►

Border Security Affairs Minister talk economic zones, repatriation and rule of law with armed groups

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Government ministers, police officers, the government’s military and representatives of all of the state’s armed groups met and discussed the setting up of economic zones in Myawaddy, refugees repatriation and the country’s legislation system. Colonel Aung Lwin, the Ka... Read more ►

Karen Revolution Day Unites

February 2, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of people attended a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of the Karen revolution and to commemorate its fallen heroes. Singing, dancing and a soldiers parade at the KNLA’s 7th Brigade marked the ceremony, which saw as many as 700 attending, including leaders fro... Read more ►

Karen Revolutionary Day: KNU leader calls for unity and a political solution to end ethnic civil war

January 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

KNU President, General Mutu Say Poe, has called for continued ethnic Karen unity while paying respects to the Karen people in a speech marking the 64th anniversary of Karen Revolutionary Resistance Day. In the speech, General Mutu Say Poe acknowledged the sacrifice of the Ka... Read more ►

US ambassador talks to KNU officials

January 24, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Derek Mitchell, the US Ambassador to Burma met with key Karen National Union members in Pa-an (Hpa-an) earlier this month. KNU officials said a number of issues were discussed with Ambassador Mitchell, including, the current political climate, the process of the KNU and gove... Read more ►

Burma Army Colonel beats up KNU member

January 23, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

Tensions are running high after a Burma Army officer beat up Karen National Union member and detained him in Southern Burma. The incidence happened at a checkpoint located near Ka Saw Wah village in Tenasserim Division that is in the Karen National Union’s Brigade 4. A... Read more ►

Memorial prayer service for Padoh David Taw

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

A memorial prayer service was held for Padoh Saw David Taw, the late leader of Karen National Union who was also a member of peace committee, after a hundred days of his death at Hsa Thoo Lei Learning Center in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, Tak Province on Saturday, Janua... Read more ►

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