The Karen National Union (KNU) says it will take legal action against the head of its armed wing for making an unauthorized trip to the Karen State capital of Pa-an to open a new liaison office as part of a ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government.
In a statement released on Thursday, the KNU said that Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) leader Gen Mutu Say Poe and 30 other Karen rebel military commanders departed for Pa-an earlier that day without informing the group’s leadership.
Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Friday, KNU Joint Secretary 1 Saw Hla Ngwe said that legal action would be taken against Mutu Say Poe in accordance with KNU regulations. However, he declined to say if the general would be sacked as the KNLA head.
Hla Ngwe said Mutu Say Poe ignored a meeting called by the KNU central committee and departed for Pa-an to meet with Burmese officials and open the new office with leaders and representatives of KNLA brigades 4, 6 and 7. Continue reading “KNU Statement Regarding Opening Liaison Office at Pa-An _Eng_Burmese_Karen”