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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 ►

KNU demand release of jailed leader

January 26, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Karen National Union says at the next round of ‘peace talks’ with the Burma government they will demand the release of Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung – the jailed KNU central executive member now serving a 17-year jail sentence in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison. Pad... Read more ►

UPDATE: NLD member to hire a lawyer for KNU’s Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

January 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A National League for Democracy member, Naw Ohn Hla, told Karen News that she will find a lawyer for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, the jailed Karen National Union leader currently serving a 17-year jail sentence in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison. Naw Ohn Hla said she met brief... Read more ►

Government breaks promise to free jailed Karen leader

January 22, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen National Union delegates at last week’s ceasefire talks with the Burma government in Pa-an claim they were given assurances that the jailed KNU central committee member P’doh Mahn Nyein Maung would be released. The KNU says the Home Minister, Lt-Gen Ko Ko, con... Read more ►

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 ►

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