on ceasefire between KNU and SPDC
DVB, February 10
There have been some improvements on the military front during
the 2 month long ceasefire between Burma’s military
junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and Karen
National Union (KNU), according to the KNU General Secretary
Phado Mahn Sha,
But there were two major clashes during the period in Papun
and Taungoo regions near Thailand and there could be some
worries for KNU fighters and the Karen people, warned Mahn
He admitted that the attacks on the KNU have decreased, but
he pointed out that the SPDC troops are still active in Karen
State. The problems could only be solved properly when the
SPDC stops all its military activities in the state, he insisted.
Meanwhile, the SPDC is supplying and strengthening its troops
at Kya Inn Sekkyi and Kawkareik Townships in Karen State,
according to reports obtained by DVB.
Representatives of the KNU and SPDC are expected to meet
again at the end of February to discuss a proper ceasefire
as the two sides only agreed on provisional ceasefire recently.