360 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

KNU wants a transparent peace process

January 14, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Following ceasefire talks with the Burma Government last week in Pa-an the Karen National Union issued a statement today to make clear their commitment to the peace process. The KNU, 19-member delegation, met with Railways Minister, U Aung Min, and representatives of the Bur... Read more ►

“Ceasefire needs a lot more…”

January 13, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s general secretary Naw Zipporah Sein and a member of the KNU’s Peace Committee said further talks would be needed with the Burma government representatives after yesterday’s meeting in Pa-an town, Karen State. KNU general secretary Naw Zip... Read more ►

KNU and Burma government agree to further talks

January 13, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Yesterday, a 19-member Karen National Union delegation held talks with Burma government representatives, led by Railways Minister, Aung Min, in Pa-an, Karen State to discuss a ceasefire agreement. A KNU spokesperson confirmed to Karen News what the talks had achieved. “The... Read more ►

KNU leader denies ceasefire agreement is signed

January 12, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

KNU leader refutes today’s media stories that the Karen had signed a ceasefire with the Burma government. Saw David Thrackbaw, the Karen National Union vice-chairmen told Karen News that no ceasefire agreement has yet been signed with the Burma government delegation despit... Read more ►

KNU stand by ethnic alliance

January 12, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A position statement from the Karen National Union strongly stressed that today’s peace talks in Pa-an Town with the Burma government are just a first step. The KNU statement said. “These talks are being initiated as preliminary discussions towards a ceasefire agreement,... Read more ►

Karen holds worldwide peace ceremonies

January 11, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

To coincide with ceasefire talks between the Burma’s government and the Karen National Union (KNU), Karen communities around the world are holding traditional peace ceremonies in front of Burmese Embassies. In a media statement issued today an alliance calling itself the K... Read more ►

KNU delegation table 11 keys points at peace-talks

January 11, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Thite Taw (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s 19-member ‘peace talk’ delegation left the border town of Myawaddy this morning for official ceasefire talks in Pa-an Town, Karen State, with Burma government representatives on Thursday, January12. The KNU delegation is led by the Karen Nat... Read more ►

KNU gives green light to Italian-Thai Dawei road construction

January 4, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Karen National Union is considering allowing the Italian-Thai Development Company to build a road linking Burma’s Tavoy Special Economic Zone to Thailand after a meeting between the KNU and company representatives on December 28. Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU chairman of the M... Read more ►

KNU ‘peace talks’ gives voice to Karen organizations

December 28, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union have appealed for Karen civil society groups based inside Burma and oversea to voice their thoughts before the official ‘peace talks’ between the KNU and the Burma government takes place on January 12. Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of KNU ... Read more ►

Government keeps eye on Karen Peace Committee

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Pa’an Town based Karen Peace Committee has come under government scrutiny under after they met with Karen National Union leaders about ceasefire talks held at the Thai Burma border in early December according to local sources. A member from a Pa’an based char... Read more ►

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