Peace hopes real, but Karen remain wary

January 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Wei Thoo

Last week’s accord with the government brought the feeling that times are really changing in Burma, but bitter experiences of the past are prompting questions of why the KNU left the table without firm guarantees. It was a heart-pounding moment for many Karen around th... Read more ►

KNU peace delegation meet Burma’s vice-president

January 15, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s ‘peace talk’ delegation team, followed-up their Pa-an ceasefire discussions with a meeting with Burma’s s Vice President, Sai Mauk Kham in the country’s capital, Nay Pyi Daw. A member of the KNU delegation, Brigadier General Johnny and th... Read more ►

Despite peace talks government accuses KNU of bomb attack

January 15, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A Burma government controlled newspaper, Kyaymon on the same day as peace talks with the Karen National Union accused them of a bomb explosion that killed civilians at a festival held in Anan Kwin village, Karen State. The newspaper reported that a man alleged, to be a KNU m... Read more ►

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 ►

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