Day: April 3, 2012
KNU Meets Govt in Pa-an Before Rangoon Talks
KNU and government peace negotiators pose for a group photo at a dinner in Pa-an on Jan. 11, 2012. (Photo: Irrawaddy)
Resettling Karen villagers who have fled ethnic violence to hide in jungle camps by the Thai-Burmese border will be discussed at peace talks on Wednesday.
Clashes between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the military wing of the Karen National Union (KNU), and government troops will also be the subject of ceasefire negotiations in the Karen State capital Pa-an, according to local sources.
The KNU delegation will then continue traveling to meet representatives from the Union Government in Rangoon on Friday. Continue reading “KNU Meets Govt in Pa-an Before Rangoon Talks”
Lashio District Election Commission signed the statement confirming the winning by Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) candidate Sai Sam Min. The final confirmed votes are as follows:
The final count of the votes in Shan State Constituency # 3 for the National Assembly:
SNDP 47,226 votes
NLD 45,700 votes
USDP 45,220 votes
KDUP 17,894 votes
LNDP 6,360 votes
There are 295,748 eligible voters in the constituency. The turn out was just below 200,000 (67.6%). (Kawli Media)
|3 April 2012
SNDP that has just won in Shan State Constituency 3 is also making a strong showing in Sagaing Region Constituency # 7. Saw Than Myint, SNDP EC member, says it is leading in Wuntho, Pinlebu and Kawlin by over 13,000 votes and is waiting for results from the remaining township, Banmauk. All the names of the said townships are originally Shan. (Kawli Media)
3 April 2012
3 April 2012
Breaking and News Brief: KNU, gov’t peace meeting scheduled
(Mizzima) – The Karen National Union (KNU) will hold a second series of peace negotiations with the Burmese government from Wednesday to April 11.
The series of meetings will be held in Pa-An, and subsequently in Rangoon and Pago, the KNU said in a statement.
The KNU delegation will meet with government representatives, the political parties, and Karen civil society organizations in Rangoon from Wednesday to Friday.