Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung is finally home

March 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th, has arrived back to his organization, the Karen National Union. Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was released under an amnesty issued by Burma’s president, U Thein Sein... Read more ►

Italian-Thai surveyors’ attitude upsets KNU and villagers

March 23, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are frustrated with the lack of transparency and cooperation showed by the Italian-Thai Development Company’s environmental surveyors. The KNU accuse the ITD’s surveyors of refusing their officials the opportunity to accompany them or o... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung released

March 19, 2012  •  Author: by Karen News

The Karen National Union leader Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung – who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th – is released today. Regarding to the release, Naw Zipporah Sein – general secretary of KNU, spoke to Karen News and said. “We were informed today at... Read more ►

Dam investment projects put peace at risk

March 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

An alliance of Karen community base organizations claim Chinese and Thai investment in the Hatgyi dam could undermine the ongoing peace negotiations between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma government, destroying the Karen peoples’ fragile hope for peace. Saw P... Read more ►

AAPP demands Burma President drops charges against jailed KNU leader

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The political prisoner advocate group, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), released a statement last Friday requesting the Burma government drop charges against jailed KNU leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung. AAPP’s statement asked for the U Thein Sein gove... Read more ►

KNU, DKBA and KNU/KNLA Peace Council find strength in unity

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

With the aim of strengthening their collective bargaining power, the Karen National Union met this week with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council. The KNU delegation led by Major Saw Hla Ngwe – joint secretary of KNU and Lieutenant General Oliv... Read more ►

Judgement day for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The jailed Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung will go to sentence on 13 March. His lawyer, said the court scheduled the decision date after hearing from both sides on March 8. “I tried to defend him at the hearing and explained to the judge why Padoh M... Read more ►

KNU and Burma government to meet in April to formalize ceasefire

March 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Karen National Union and the Burma government have agreed to meet in early April to formalize and finalize their preliminary ceasefire arrangement that was reached in a meeting on 12th January in the Karen State town of Pa-an. The KNU general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein... Read more ►

UN Security Council R 1325 – Karen women have to be part of the peace process

March 5, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Ms K’nyaw Paw an executive member of the Karen Women’s Organization and Presidium Board Member of Women’s League of Burma told Karen News that is crucial that women are an integral part of the on-going peace negotiations with the Burma government and the Karen Nati... Read more ►

Karen People Worldwide call for genuine peace and a federal Union of Burma

March 5, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The recent ‘ceasefire talks’ between a Karen National Union and Burma government delegations resulted in representatives from Karen organizations worldwide to “call for genuine peace throughout Burma and for national reconciliation towards the establishment of a federa... Read more ►

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