176 STORIES TAGGED ‘PEACETALK’

KNU ‘Peace Committee’ ready to talk peace

November 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

After four days of an emergency meeting of their senior leaders the Karen National Union has formed a seven member ‘Peace Committee’ to enter into peace talks with the Burma government. The meeting held from 8 to 11 November was attended by members of the KNU central exe... Read more ►

Burma Army prepares for war

November 8, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burma Army is sending extra troops, arms and food supplies to the Tavoy (Dawei) area in southern Burma in what local Karen says are signs that the government troops are about to launch a major offensive against the Karen National Union. A Karen National Union military so... Read more ►

Government delegation courts DKBA

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and government officials met for preliminary peace talk in state ministry at Pa-an, Karen State, at the end of October and the beginning of November. According to DKBA officials, a delegation led by DKBA Brigadier General Mo Shay met with ... Read more ►

Peace talks fuel fighting

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Ethnic political and armed groups claim the Burma governments recent talks about wanting peace is nothing more than a ploy to fool the international community into supporting its attempt to get the ASEAN chair. The ethnic groups say the insincerity of the government’s peac... Read more ►

Government ‘KNU peace offers’ designed to split

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Burma’s ruling party is sending its members to Karen non-ceasefire areas in the southern part of the country bearing peace offers. The most recent case involved a member of parliament from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, Saw Ha Bee, an ethnic Karen, who ... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance says government’s ceasefire offer is unacceptable

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council said the recent letter from Burma’s President, Thein Sein’s announcing a countrywide ceasefire was unacceptable. The letter urged the ethnic armed groups to get in touch with their regional/state level governments. The UNFC’s re... Read more ►

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