Saw Ba U Gyi

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Ba U Gyi’s Three Strategies Rethought

By Klo Kwe Moo Kham* I shall begin by making two preliminary comments. The first is the meanings of Ba U Gyi’s three have varied in use over time and context, and all have been adopted by our leaders throughout the last seven decades in one form or another. My second comment is that selection of which strategy is suitable…

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Karen Organization of America Names Essay Winners

Phil Thornton one of the judges said the writing was thought provoking and covered important issues for the Karen’s current political struggle. “Many of the essays identified weaknesses in the KNU’s approach to the National Ceasefire Agreement process. Others questioned the KNU’s political structures and its capacity to handle negotiations with the Burma military use of tactics that locked Karen…

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Have Your Say: Essay Competition on Karen Struggle a Tribute to Karen Martyrs’ Day

Saw Ba U Gyi, the founder of the Karen National Union and the modern Karen armed revolution, told Karen leaders that the Karen’s struggle for freedom and autonomy to succeed, there are three approaches 1. armed struggle, 2, political dialogue for a negotiated settlement with the Burmese government, and 3. international intervention or arrangement for the Karen people. Saw Greh…

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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…

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