352 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

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 ►

KNU leader jailed for 17-years

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

After being reported ‘as disappeared’ during his trip to China in August 2011, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, a Karen National Union central executive committee member it was reported in Burma’s media that on December 8, the KNU official was tried and sentenced at Mingaladon ... Read more ►

It’s Official! KNU kicks off New Year with ceasefire talks with Burma government

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union confirmed to Karen News that it will officially meet with the Burma government to progress ceasefire talks on 12th January 2012 in Pa-an Town, Karen State. Padoh Saw David Taw, the secretary of the KNU Peace Committee told Karen News and said that t... Read more ►

KNU groups discuss peace process

December 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union and the Pa’an Town-based Karen Peace Committee met on the Thai Burma border in early December to discuss recent ceasefire discussions held between the KNU and government officials. KNU representatives, led by general secretary Naw Zipporah Sei... Read more ►

Karen people cautious, but hopeful KNU talks will lead to peace

November 27, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Karen people are hopeful, yet cautious about the recent informal meeting between the Karen National Union and the Burmese government’s ceasefire talks. The KNU which has been lock in a civil war with a series of military governments for the 62 years, last Saturday and ... Read more ►

KNU denies ceasefire agreement

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union denied they have entered into a ceasefire with the Burma government. In an official statement on the ‘Peace Talks’, dated 24th November, the KNU said. “Recent media reports that the Karen National Union (KNU) had agreed to a ceasefire with the... Read more ►

KNU ‘Peace Committee’ ready to talk peace

November 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

After four days of an emergency meeting of their senior leaders the Karen National Union has formed a seven member ‘Peace Committee’ to enter into peace talks with the Burma government. The meeting held from 8 to 11 November was attended by members of the KNU central exe... Read more ►

Burma Army prepares for war

November 8, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burma Army is sending extra troops, arms and food supplies to the Tavoy (Dawei) area in southern Burma in what local Karen says are signs that the government troops are about to launch a major offensive against the Karen National Union. A Karen National Union military so... Read more ►

Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

October 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Following a ban placed by the Karen National Union on the Italian-Thai Development Company’s Kanchanaburi-Tavoy road construction, the Burma Army have responded by reinforcing their troop numbers by sending six more battalions to the area. According to an unnamed KNU sourc... Read more ►

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