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 ►

66th Anniversary of Karen National Day unites as it’s celebrated nationally

February 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar and S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

This years Karen National Day was widely celebrated by villagers, soldiers, refugees and displaced people throughout Karen areas in Burma. A large crowd attended the 65th Anniversary of the Karen National Day held in Karen National Union (KNU) 7th Brigade, Karen State on Fe... Read more ►

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 ►

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