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KNU ask President Thein Sein for a nationwide ceasefire

The Karen National Union’s peace talk delegation held an informal two-hour closed-door meeting with Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, in the country’s capital, Naypyidaw on Saturday. The KNU’s general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, told Karen News. “We raised with him issues about a nationwide ceasefire and he [U Thein Sein] urged the KNU to talk to other ethnic groups for…

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KNU and Burmese government reached historic agreement on a formal cease-fire

The Karen National Union and the Burma Government delegations achieved 13 common positions in formalizing an initial historic ceasefire agreement between the two sides at their ‘peace talks’ held yesterday, April 6, at the Sedona Hotel in Rangoon. After one day of negotiations, both sides agreed to adopt the principal of “progressive realization” and work towards a nationwide ceasefire, especially…

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KNU and Government discuss ceasefire today

Following a lightening trip through Karen State the Karen National Union peace talk delegation will sit down today with Burma government representatives to thrash out the details for the ceasefire arrangements between the two sides. Before reaching Yangon the KNU delegation held a historic meeting with the Karen Peace Committee, community leaders and as many as 1,000 people at the…

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KNU delegation meets Karen people, community leaders in Hpa-an

The KNU peace delegation addressed a large crowd Karen people in Hpa-an Township that included political leaders, community leaders and religious leaders. The KNU delegation explained the KNU’s ongoing ‘peace talks’ and said they sought cooperation from all Karen people in their attempt to achieve a lasting peace in Burma. The KNU secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, said as many as…

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KNU and Burma government delegations kick-off ceasefire talks

The Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma Government ‘peace talk’ delegations reached an understanding to avoid further armed conflict and to formalize the initial ceasefire agreement at the State Level meeting held yesterday in Pa-an. The meeting focused on the issues involved in taking the initial cease-fire agreement between the KNU and the Burma government to the next stage.…

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KNU leave for second round peace talk

The Karen National Union’s (KNU) delegation, led by its general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, leaves today from the Burma border town of Myawaddy for its second round of ‘peace talks’ with the Burma government. This is the second meeting between the KNU and President, U Thein Sein’s government after both sides reached a preliminary cease-fire agreement on January 12 talk…

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Burma’s major Karen political parties’ join together to discuss the KNU’s peace talks

In what many international observers say is a first, Karen politicians belonging to Burma’s mainstream political parties held a meeting to discuss the Karen National Union’s and the government’s ongoing peace talks. Members of the Kayin People’s Party, Karen State Democracy and Development Party, Plone-Swor Democratic Party, Kayin Democratic Party met with Karen party members from the National League for…

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KNU says Government has acted in good faith by releasing Mahn Nyein Maung

The Karen National Union welcomed home its jailed leader Mahn Nyein Maung who was released from a life sentence under an amnesty issued by Burma’s President U Thein Sein. In a media statement released today, the KNU said the government’s release of Mahn Nyein Maung will help the peace process. Post Views: 16

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KWO welcome home KNU leader Mahn Nyein Maung

The Karen Women Organization released a media statement to say the release of the Karen National Union leader, Pado Mahn Nyein Maung, will strengthen the organizations peace efforts. “His leadership and commitment to the Karen people have been missed and his return will strengthen our efforts for freedom.” The Burma Government had promised KNU officials during ceasefire negotiations in January…

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Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung is finally home

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, on March 19th. Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung arrived in the Thai border town of…

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