337 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNU’

KNU warns off rogue companies

July 29, 2011  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union has issued a warning to rogue companies operating in Karen areas that if they exploit local people, destroy the environment they will be forced to leave and take their business elsewhere. The KNU’s general secretary, Naw Zipporah Sein, said. “An... Read more ►

KNU Stops Tavoy Road Construction

July 19, 2011  •  Author: Karen News Reporters

A giant construction project managed by an Italian-Thai company has run into a number of major stumbling blocks in Karen State. Villagers say they have not been compensated for the loss of their land and the Karen National Union has stopped it building a highway to Thailand... Read more ►

Former BGF fighters ready for war

July 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw K'Shee

The desertion, in April of a 1,000 Border Guard Force soldiers from under the control of the Burma Army has given a huge boost to other Karen armed groups. Karen News reporter Saw K’ Shee has just returned from interviewing the renegade BGF leader, Major Saw Beeh at his u... Read more ►

Burma army threats force villagers to abandon farms

July 8, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Threats from Burma army have forced more than 30 farmers in the Papun district of Karen state to abandon their farms and plantations. The villagers from Bu Tho Township sought help from the Karen National Union after the Burma army forced villagers to carry army supplies. ... Read more ►

Urban warfare hits Three Pagoda Pass

June 17, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay and Saw Thein Myint

A group of unknown gunmen drove into Three Pagoda Pass town in Kyain Seikygi Township, at about 12pm, shot at and burned a house, belonging to a businessman with close links to the Burma army. An eyewitness to the shooting incident told Karen News the gunmen arrived on a pic... Read more ►

Karen shun foreign investment in eastern Burma

June 15, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

Karen National Union (KNU) officials issued a statement opposing local or foreign investment in eastern Burma and urged Thai authorities to abandon any plans for the repatriation of tens of thousands of Karen refugees living in camps along the border. KNU officials met for t... Read more ►

KNU urges commission of inquiry on Burma war crimes

June 7, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union urged support in a recent statement for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in Burma to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity at the hands of the nation’s armed forces. “We call upon the international community and t... Read more ►

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