182 STORIES TAGGED ‘PEACETALK’

It’s Official! KNU kicks off New Year with ceasefire talks with Burma government

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Karen National Union confirmed to Karen News that it will officially meet with the Burma government to progress ceasefire talks on 12th January 2012 in Pa-an Town, Karen State. Padoh Saw David Taw, the secretary of the KNU Peace Committee told Karen News and said that t... Read more ►

Despite ‘peace talks’ government troops abuse

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Despite the government’s calls for ‘peace talks’, humanitarian groups and official Karen political parties claim the Burma Army is still committing abuses against civilians in Eastern Burma. Representatives from the Karen National Union and Burma government officials ... Read more ►

KNU groups discuss peace process

December 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union and the Pa’an Town-based Karen Peace Committee met on the Thai Burma border in early December to discuss recent ceasefire discussions held between the KNU and government officials. KNU representatives, led by general secretary Naw Zipporah Sei... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance claim government’s peace offer is ploy to destroy their unity

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

The United National Federal Council claim in a statement released this week that President Thein Sein’s peace offer to ethnic armed groups is only an attempt to break up the unity of the UNFC. Naing Han Tha, general secretary of the UNFC said that the government peace offe... Read more ►

Karen people cautious, but hopeful KNU talks will lead to peace

November 27, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Karen people are hopeful, yet cautious about the recent informal meeting between the Karen National Union and the Burmese government’s ceasefire talks. The KNU which has been lock in a civil war with a series of military governments for the 62 years, last Saturday and ... Read more ►

KNU denies ceasefire agreement

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union denied they have entered into a ceasefire with the Burma government. In an official statement on the ‘Peace Talks’, dated 24th November, the KNU said. “Recent media reports that the Karen National Union (KNU) had agreed to a ceasefire with the... Read more ►

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 ►

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