The history of Kawthoolei (The Karen State)
Contemporary history of the Karen and Myanmar after the Fall of Manerplaw
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History of Kawthoolei (Karen State)
- ABSDF opened for GRC (1/95) training
- Voice of the Peacock, March, 1995. Re KNU military
training of a student guerilla force.
- A Letter from a Karen in America
- By Saw Aung Khin, in BurmaNet, 2 April 1995.
Re Thailand's willingness to mediate between SLORC and the KNU.
Writer hopes that negotiations can bring peace.
- New Karen Leadership Targets Talks with SLORC
- By Yindee Lertcharoenchok, in BurmaNet News, 4 September
1995. The KNU Karen Congress, August 21-31, 1995, does not challenge
the leadership of General Bo Mya, long associated with an aggressive
posture toward Myanmar. However, he is to purse peaceful negotiations
instead. The cabinet is removed and a new central commitee is elected.
- Parliamentarians call for tougher action to stop Karen
- From the Jubilee Campaign, 2 February 1999. Part of a campaign by overseas
militant Christians to build public opinion against KNU negotiations with
the Burmese government.
- Burmese Soldiers Slaughter 22 Karen Villagers
- From the Jubilee Campaign, 10 August 1999. More of the same militant
Christian campaign as above.
- More Karen civilians raped and slaughtered by Burmese
- From the Jubilee Campaign, 12 August 1999. More of the same.
- By Yindee Lertcharoenchok, BurmaNet News, 28 January 2000.
After decades, a congress of the KNu ends the rule of General Bo (Nga)
Mya. General Mya was associated with an intransigent relation with the
governmetn of Myanmar, and the change in leadership intended to facilitate
- God's Army holding out at beseiged jungle
- By Wassana Nanuam, Bangkok Post, 28 January 2000.
Myanmar report that God's Army's jungle base at Kamaplaw was not
over-run, but a government force had taken a Karen National Union
camp at Ban Mae Phia Lek, opposite Ban Khok Mu and the Khao Chong
Krachom border pass in Suan Phueng district, Ratchaburi.