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KNU Briefs Karen Groups on Peace Process and Honors Jailed Karen Martyr’s Day Activists

The Karen National Union briefed 168 representatives from its departments and 63 Karen civil society organizations at Law Khee Lar (also known as) Lay Wah in Pa-An district, Karen State from 4 to 5 October, 2019. The KNU said the aim of the meeting was to update community groups on the current political negotiations it faced – items discussed included…

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KNU Leader – If the Burma Government Wants Peace with Ethnic People It Must First Put Down its War Weapons

To achieve peace in Burma, Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun, a KNU Central Committee member, said the government needs to prioritize the country’s ethnic nationalities aspirations without resorting to armed conflict. Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun was speaking at an International Peace Day event on September 21 in Thandaung Myothit, Northern Karen State. Padoh Saw Thamaing Tun told the gathering it was…

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Why Ethnic Armed Groups Cannot Accept the Burma Army’s Demand for a Single Army

Many observers of Myanmar’s political transition agree that the success of Burma’s democratic reforms and national reconciliation hinge on the willingness of Aung San Su Kyi’s quasi-civilian government and the Tatmadaw (Burma Army) to accommodate the political demands and desires of various ethnic groups.  Chief among those demands is greater political, economic and cultural autonomy in the form of federalism…

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Peace Process Participants, KNU Hold Workshop about NCA

Participants of the peace implementation process and the Karen National Union (KNU) are holding a workshop in Law Khee Lar (Lay Wah), Hpa-an District in the Karen State from August 30 to September 2 to review the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) process. Delegates of the KNU, the Union Peace Conference, the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC), the Joint Monitoring…

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