KNU ceasefire meeting with government behind schedule

February 23, 2012  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union said they are unsure if they will be able to meet the 45-day time frame agreed to with the Burma government during the last ceasefire meeting. Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of the KNU spoke to Karen News. “We are not sure if we can meet with... Read more ►

Karen National Union leader faces jail sentence

February 19, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The lawyer of Karen National Union leader, U Kyi Myint, said he would defend all charges against Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, who is now being held in Insein Prison. The lawyer, U Kyi Myint told Karen News that he will try to find the way to defend the major charges keeping the K... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Sha’s killers still out there

February 18, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

It is four years since the assassination of former Karen leader Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan and his killers have yet to be brought to justice. Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan was the Karen National Union general secretary at the time of his murder by unknown assassins in his office in t... Read more ►

General Tamlabaw: It’s the time for real change or it’s more of the same

February 15, 2012  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Saw Tamlabaw used his Karen National Day speech to warn Karen people to be both cautious and united during the ‘peace talk’ that could resolve the 63-years civil war. “This is an important time for our Karen people. T... Read more ►

Despite ceasefire talks Burma Army abuses continue in Karen State

February 6, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers (FBR) has accused the Burma Army of human rights abuses and armed mobilization in Karen State despite Burma’s Government holding ceasefire negotiations with Karen leaders two weeks ago. (more…) Related Posts:Kar... Read more ►

KNU President Saw Tamla Baw says peace needs a 1,000 more steps

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union President, Saw Tamla Baw, speaking on the 63rd Anniversary of Karen National Revolution remembered the sacrifice his people had made since the armed resistance had begun in 1949. The KNU president used the occasion to call for national unity among et... Read more ►

Burma Army sends troop reinforcements to Karen areas

February 2, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Despite agreeing to a ceasefire with the Karen National Union earlier this month the Burma Army is transporting food rations, military supplies and reinforcements in the Myitta sub-township Tanintharyi Division that is currently under the control of the KNU’s Brigade 4. A ... Read more ►

CEASEFIRE: KNU wants to hear expert advice and Karen voices on ‘peacetalks’

January 28, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The Karen National Union (KNU) made public decisions at an emergency meeting by its Central Committee this week about recent and future ‘peace talks’ with the Burma government. The KNU emergency meeting, held at a secret location in Karen State was attended by a total o... Read more ►

*Have your say!

January 27, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The recent first-round of ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and the Burma government in Pa-an on 12th January raised a lot of expectations within the international community, the Burmese community and among Karen people living inside Burma and those living o... Read more ►

DKBA put the hard word on the KNU for ‘peace talks’ to be open and honest

January 27, 2012  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

A breakaway Karen armed group, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, said in a public statement that they welcomed the recent ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and the Burma government, but warned that the if the ‘talks’ are to succeed KNU fighters will h... Read more ►

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