KNU

Articles

KNU Calls for Negotiation before Electing New Village Administrators

The Karen National Union (KNU)’s Win-Yay Township in Dooplaya District released a notification to the local authorities on December 29 to negotiate with them, on the issue of electing new village administrators in Kyain-seikgyi Township, Karen State. P’doh Saw Maung Shwe, chairman of the KNU’s Win-Yay Township, told Karen News on December 30 that the notification letter was issued due…

Read More »
Articles

Statue of Karen Hero Finds Temporary Home in KNU Office

A statue of Karen ethnic icon Saw Ba U Gyi will find temporary shelter in the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Kyain Seikgyi township office, after official objections were raised to its public installation. The Karen New Year’s Day Organizing Committee originally planned to erect the statue in Payathonzu, also known as Three Pagoda Pass, on the 80th Karen New Year’s…

Read More »
Articles

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win Yay [Wor Ray] Township said that the army commanders in the area…

Read More »
Articles

KNU Chair Highlights Weaknesses in the NCA During Anniversary Celebrations

Amid anniversary celebrations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the chairperson of the Karen National Union (KNU) bemoaned the lack of progress and lingering weaknesses in the peace process. Speaking at the October 15 commemoration of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement’s two-year anniversary, KNU chair General Mutu Sae Po pointed out lingering weaknesses in the pact, which was signed by just eight…

Read More »
Articles

KNU Holds Emergency Meeting To Kick-start the Stalled Peace Process

The Karen National Union held an emergency meeting to try to re-energize current peace talks between Ethnic Armed Organisation and Burma’s government. KNU sources claim the peace talks have become bogged down since the much vaunted second 21st century Pang Long Peace Conference took place in May. The Karen National Union Central Standing Committee held the emergency meeting on the…

Read More »
Articles

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU to Review its Position on the Peace Process

The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement on September 9 calling for a review of the current peace process in order to achieve a genuine political settlement. The statement was issued following IKO’s first conference in Melbourne, Australia from September 6 to 8. The IKO,…

Read More »
Articles

Fight for Self-determination Must Continue Through Peaceful Means: KNLA General

A leader of the Karen National Liberation Army has called for continuing the fight for ethnic autonomy, but through peaceful, political means. Speaking on the 67th anniversary of Karen National Martyrs’ Day, General Saw Johnny said Karen autonomy has not yet been realized, and the sacrifice made by Karen martyrs has not yet been fulfilled, but he added that violence…

Read More »
Articles

Ethnic Health Workers Complete Approved Government and Karen Health Training

Ethnic health workers have been awarded government recognized certificates after a joint training held by government and Karen health departments in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. The 31 trainees who completed the seven-month maternal child and reproductive health course provided by Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) and government Health department were awarded certificates on August 8 at the General…

Read More »
Articles

KNU Talks Post-ceasefire Peace Process with KNPP

Amid efforts to entice more ethnic armed groups into the fold of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the Karen National Union shared its peace process experiences with the Karenni National Progressive Party at a meeting in Thailand last week. The KNU is one of the eight initial signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement and has promoted the pact at peace meetings.…

Read More »
Articles

KNU and Local Aid Workers Urge for Continue Support for IDP Camp

Local Karen National Union officials and aid workers are trying to drum up last-minute support for a shelter of internally displaced persons, before it runs out of funding in September. Over 70 representatives from 10 border-based Karen State civil society groups attended a meeting on July 30 to discuss how to keep the Ei Tu Hta shelter open. “We agreed…

Read More »
Back to top button
Close