KWO welcome home KNU leader Mahn Nyein Maung

March 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women Organization released a media statement to say the release of the Karen National Union leader, Pado Mahn Nyein Maung, will strengthen the organizations peace efforts. “His leadership and commitment to the Karen people have been missed and his return will ... Read more ►

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung is finally home

March 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th, has arrived back to his organization, the Karen National Union. Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was released under an amnesty issued by Burma’s president, U Thein Sein... Read more ►

Judgement day for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

March 11, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The jailed Karen National Union leader, Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung will go to sentence on 13 March. His lawyer, said the court scheduled the decision date after hearing from both sides on March 8. “I tried to defend him at the hearing and explained to the judge why Padoh M... Read more ►

KNU ceasefire meeting with government behind schedule

February 23, 2012  •  Author: Saw Kha Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union said they are unsure if they will be able to meet the 45-day time frame agreed to with the Burma government during the last ceasefire meeting. Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of the KNU spoke to Karen News. “We are not sure if we can meet with... Read more ►

General Tamlabaw: It’s the time for real change or it’s more of the same

February 15, 2012  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Saw Tamlabaw used his Karen National Day speech to warn Karen people to be both cautious and united during the ‘peace talk’ that could resolve the 63-years civil war. “This is an important time for our Karen people. T... Read more ►

‘Budget, not by-elections, next big test for Thein Sein’, says UK pressure group

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

As Burma’s Parliament prepares for its next session, the London based pro-democracy advocates, ‘Burma Campaign UK’, called on the international community to scrutinize Burma’s upcoming annual budget as a sign of its commitment to implement reforms that benefit the pe... Read more ►

UPDATE: NLD member to hire a lawyer for KNU’s Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

January 25, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A National League for Democracy member, Naw Ohn Hla, told Karen News that she will find a lawyer for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, the jailed Karen National Union leader currently serving a 17-year jail sentence in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison. Naw Ohn Hla said she met brief... Read more ►

Mon conference urged further ‘peace talks’ with Burma’s government

January 24, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A large turnout of Mon political leaders, civil society groups, representative from overseas and delegates from the Thai-Burma border attended the 6th Mon Affairs Union (MAU) Conference in Three Pagoda Township last week. Conference attendees urged the New Mon State Party to... Read more ►

Government talks peace with student army

January 23, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Tike Taw (KIC)

The Burma government has been busy pushing its peace talk agenda with the country’s armed opposition groups. Last week, government ‘peace talk’ delegations held a series of meetings with Mon representatives, Kachin and members of the All Burma Students’ Democrati... Read more ►

“Ceasefire needs a lot more…”

January 13, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s general secretary Naw Zipporah Sein and a member of the KNU’s Peace Committee said further talks would be needed with the Burma government representatives after yesterday’s meeting in Pa-an town, Karen State. KNU general secretary Naw Zip... Read more ►

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