341 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

Padoh Mahn Sha Assassinated in 2008… His Words, His Legacy Survive

February 14, 2017  •  Author: Phil Thornton

In the weeks before he was murdered in February 2008, the Karen leader, Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, in an interview with Phil Thornton, spoke about the importance of unity and why the ethnic struggle would survive the opportunistic greed of those prepared to “sell out the Kar... Read more ►

KNU aims to work on land issues in practice

January 11, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) will not only negotiate land issues in the Karen State with the Burmese government but also carry them out in practice, KNU’s joint secretary-2 Pado Mann Mann Mann said. He made the remarks at the press conference held on the last day of the ... Read more ►

International Based Groups Denied Vote at KNU 16th Congress Elections – “Congress Election Outcome Critical to How KNU Progresses Its Peace Plans…”

January 1, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union 16th Congress vote, scheduled for March 2017, is looking like one of the most critical elections the KNU has held. Observers note that the outcome will decide which KNU faction will lead the organization’s efforts to work on securing peace for the ... Read more ►

Karen National Union Stops Kyaukgyi-Mu The’ Road Expansion

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The expansion of the 20-mile-long dry season road connecting Kyaukyi – Mu-The’ village in the Pago (Pegu) region has been ordered to to stop by the Karen National Union because they claim that little consultation with villagers has been done. Local Karen National... Read more ►

ICRC Trains KNLA on Law of Armed Conflict

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently gave training on the law of armed conflict (LOAC) to senior military leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Over 40 military leaders from the KNLA under the KNU Brigade 7 attended the training, which... Read more ►

Karen EAOs and Political Parties Attend Federalism Workshop

December 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Three Karen ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and four Karen political parties held their first federalism workshop at Lay Kay Kaw Myothit in Myawaddy Township, Karen State from 29 to 30 November. Saw Tar Mu Lar, the Karen National Union (KNU) Chairman’s Office Secretary, ... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups to Combine in National-Level Political Dialogue

November 28, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The Karen National Union (KNU), the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) will participate in the national-level political dialogue as a single block. The decision was reached at a meet... Read more ►

Karen Teaching Hospital To Open In 2017

November 22, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen Health and Welfare Department, a health service provider under the Karen National Union is planning that its teaching hospital, near Kawkariek will be set up and running by January, 2017. The teaching hospital, called Taw Nor [Daw Na], was planned to open on the fi... Read more ►

Border Based Health Groups To Discuss Child Registration with Karen State Government

November 22, 2016  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Eight health organisations from the Thai-Burma border, which have been providing birth certificates and documents to enable children to be properly registered, will discuss their work with Karen State Government departments on 28 November. The organisations help provide birt... Read more ►

Professor Desmond Ball – 1946 to 2016 – “His memory will remain with us forever…”

October 28, 2016  •  Author: Cameron Hawker

The death of Professor Desmond Ball witnessed a surge of respectful and reverent obituaries and comment on social media, in newspapers, radio and television. His life’s work was lauded by many people who knew the significance of his work or who Des Ball had helped in some ... Read more ►

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