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According to the Karen Peace Support Network, a network of community-based organizations, on March 4 more than 600 Myanmar army soldiers descended from their bases to civilian areas claimed by the Karen National Union (KNU), which has been in rebellion against the central government since ...
The Karen National Union (KNU) and New Mon State Party (NMSP) may be close to reconciliation after both sides sat for talks in the Mon border town of Three Pagodas Pass on Tuesday. The talks were called following two armed clashes between the ethnic armies recently: first in Ye Township, Mon State, ...

8, after the Tatmadaw resumed construction of a road in Hpapun district, according to local sources. Until early March, there had been almost no fighting in those areas since the Karen National Union, the political wing of the KNLA, signed bilateral and national ceasefires with the government in Yangon five ...
Some schools, which were built by the Karen National Union [KNU], were restored without outside support; however, these schools continue to use the Karen Education Department [KED][5] curriculum. After the students complete primary school [Standard Four], they continue their studies at Htoe Lwee Wah ...
[10] The KNU/KNLA Peace Council (also called the Karen Peace Council or KPC), is an armed group based in Htoh Kaw Koh, Hpa-an District, which split from the Karen National Union (KNU) and signed a ceasefire agreement with the SPDC government in 2007. The KNU/KNLA-PC subsequently refused ...
Although the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, signed a bilateral ceasefire in 2012 and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in 2015, clashes between Tatmadaw troops and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the armed wing of the KNU, have been reported as ...

Over 100 families were forced to flee their homes to escape the violence. The NMSP signed the NCA in February, while the KNLA – the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) – has been a signatory of the NCA since October 2015. “We can't provide details of today's meeting, but we agreed to stop ...
The political wing of the KNLA, the Karen National Union, was one of eight original signatories for the national ceasefire accord in October 2015. Under the terms of the NCA, the Tatmadaw is required to seek permission before entering territory under the jurisdiction of non-government signatories. Concerns ...
The KPSN statement explained that the recent attacks have caused the largest forced displacement of civilians in Mutraw since the Karen National Union signed a bilateral ceasefire with the Burma Army in 2012. Saw Way Lay said that this is a concrete example why IDPs and refugees are reluctant to make ...
YANGON — The Karen National Union (KNU) has put its troops on alert after Karen militias clashed with Tatmadaw troops in areas controlled by KNU Brigade (5). Home Guards, formed by local Karen ethnic villagers, clashed with Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) troops after the latter allegedly trespassed in Lu ...
Karen Police burned confiscated methamphetamine tablets and opium in its attempts to fight illicit drug use. The Karen National Police Force (KNPF) under the Interior Department of the Karen National Union in Doo Pla Ya District, destroyed thousands of methamphetamine tablets (Ya Ma) and opium in an ...
Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on February 24 near Man-aung ...
The NMSP signed onto the accord just recently, while the KNLA — the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) — has been a signatory since the NCA was initially inked, in October 2015. Other members of Burma's myriad ethnic armed groups have also clashed with each other since 2015, but ...
The NMSP signed onto the accord just recently, while the KNLA — the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) — has been a signatory since the NCA was initially inked, in October 2015. Other members of Burma's myriad ethnic armed groups have also clashed with each other since 2015, but ...
The Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Mutu Sae Poe said the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was signed to solve political problems by political means and it was not to abandon the way of arms. He said this in his address to the 69th Karen National Revolutionary Day on January 31.
By Nyein Nyein 31 January 2018. CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Saw Mutu Say Poe warned his ethnic compatriots to be careful when participating in political negotiations, saying dialogue was not only more effective but also more dangerous than armed conflict. The Karen leader ...
The Karen National Union (KNU) Central held a consultative meeting with Karen community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations at the KNU-controlled area in Law Khee Lar on January 29-30 to explain the current peace process and political dialogues carried out by the KNU.

The Karen National Union (KNU) will hold a plenary meeting among Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) representatives from the KNU to discuss the implementation of the JMC. The decision was made during the emergency meeting of the KNU's Central Standing Committee held from January 23 to 26.
It has not allowed consultations in Rakhine State citing security concerns. The Karen National Union had to postpone its consultations, too, while the All Burma Students' Democratic Front cancelled its own public consultation in Irrawaddy Region on Saturday and temporarily in Bago on Friday under military ...
The Karen State Minister for Security and Border Affairs rejected the letter from the Karen National Union (KNU) calling for negotiation before re-electing village-administrators in the dual administration area in Kyain-seikgyi (Win Yay) Township, Kayin State, as said by the KNU officials. The State Minister for ...
... groups and communities throughout the country.” However, the RCSS/SSA is unable to meet the public freely and it was recently attacked by the Tatmadaw in Loilen Township of southern Shan State and Mong Ping Township of the eastern Shan State. The Karen National Union, another signatory of the ...
Recently, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), military wing of Karen National Union (KNU), which is an NCA signatory, announced that they want the upcoming Third Session of the Union Peace Conference to be suspended. The summit is scheduled for the end of January. Col. Saw Roger Khin of ...
Maj. Naing Maung Zaw from Border Guard Force (BGF) confirmed to Mizzima that combined troops of Karen National Union (KNU) and BGF were fighting fiercely against the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. “We have been fighting with them fiercely for over a ...
YANGON — Fresh fighting broke out in a remote part of Karen State on Monday between two ethnic armed groups, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and Karen National Union (KNU), with alleged involvement of the Myanmar Army, or Tatmadaw. The DKBA claims that its Battalion 905 has been ...
It describes different human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including, arbitrary taxation by Karen National Union (KNU), KNU/KNLA-Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) and Border Guard Force (BGF), road construction and its impacts, logging, forced recruitment, explicit ...
The Karen National Union (KNU)'s Win-Yay Township in Dooplaya District released a notification to the local authorities on December 29 to negotiate with them, on the issue of electing new village administrators in Kyain-seikgyi Township, Karen State. P'doh Saw Maung Shwe, chairman of the KNU's ...
The DKBA, a Kayin State-based EAO, signed the NCA with seven other groups, including the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS). The DKBA and other signatories are also participating in the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, the governments' ...
Lieutenant Chit Thu from Battalion #2 and Karen National Union [KNU][6] township leader then came [into Maw Lay village]. The villagers then thought that things would be fine, as the leaders came to meet with them [to listen to their concerns]. Before the leaders came into the village, a villager predicted, ...
In 2017 she also became joint general secretary 1 of the Women's League of Burma. “I am really proud to be recognized with this award because Padoh was a great leader,” said Naw Hser Hser, who spent her childhood displaced by the fighting between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar ...
... including returning refugees, would be protected. “We need to negotiate with local communities to get the approval from those who live inside the park area,” said Win Naing Tha, director of the forests department, by phone. The Karen National Union, an ethnic armed group, signed a ceasefire agreement ...
The armed ethnic group Karen National Union (KNU) wants the government to discuss with them the details of a plan to resume construction of a highway linking Myanmar's Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to the Thai border, a senior KNU leader said. Pado Saw Kwal Htoo Win, vice president of the ...
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – The Karen National Union agrees with the position of its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army, that the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference should be postponed until differences over the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the government, ...
The DKBA, a Kayin State-based EAO, signed the NCA with seven other groups, including the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS). The DKBA and other signatories are also participating in the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, the governments' ...
Two Karen groups mark first New Year together in 50 years. Monday was the Karen New Year Day of the year 2757. Leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army and the Karen National Union attended the 70th anniversary of the celebrations together at Dyine Pya village in Hlaing Bwe township of Kayin ...
Shwey Htun Company and GMS Public Power Company has been conducting a lead and gold mining project in Ta Naw Th'Ree River for more than one year after being granted permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma/Myanmar government. However, villagers are concerned about ...
The PSST consists of eight members—each representative from the Karen National Union (KNU), a representative from Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), the Pa-O National Liberation Organisation (PNLO), the Chin National Front (CNF), the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF), the ...
Leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army and the Karen National Union will attend the 70th anniversary of the Karen New Year celebrations together, it's confirmed. The venue is Dyine Pya village in Hlaing Bwe township of Kayin State. The last time leaders of the two sides marked the occasion ...
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 ...
The statue was a gesture of respect to our Kayin leader,” he said. According to the objection letter, the government allows the erection of statues of ethnic leaders who fight for independence in Myanmar, provided they are erected in their area, not in public places. The Karen National Union signed the NCA ...
Karen National Union [KNU] health workers tried to deliver healthcare services to as many civilians as they could. Healthcare services provided by non-governmental organisations [NGOs], the Burma/Myanmar government and the KNU health department include vaccination programmes, anti-malaria ...
Three years after the war ended, celebrations over Burma's independence were marred when Karen National Union, a largely Christian armed force in the country's west, took up arms against the new government in Rangoon. Civil wars have flared across the country since then, often along ethnic and ...
In September last year, over 3,000 villagers were displaced as a result of violent clashes between the tatmadaw and the Karen National Union ...
After the 2012 Preliminary Ceasefire was signed between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma/Myanmar government, the ...
... political situation, seven groups, including the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Karen National Union (KNU) left the group.
PPST leader and Karen National Union (KNU) chairman General Saw Mutu Say Poe delivers the opening speech. (Photo-NMG- Network ...
The first is the eight groups that signed the NCA, which include the Karen National Union, Restoration Council of Shan State (Shan State ...
KDHW consultant Dr Marta said the KDHW would assist the effort in areas controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU), as those villages are ...
Some members of the Karen National Union (KNU) and civil society groups have long contended that under the current arrangement, the 2012 ...
Since most of the materials used are delivered by the Karen National Union on the Burmese side of the border, their dependency on tropic ...
That war lasted until a ceasefire agreement was reached between the Karen National Union and Myanmar's central authorities in January 2012 ...


 

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