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KNU Position Statement on Tatmadaw’s Bombardment with Heavy Weapons on KIO Military Officer Academy

By Karen National Union  •  November 21, 2014

1. We were much saddened on receiving the news that 23 young cadet officers were killed and 20 others wounded, who were attending the KIO Military Academy, due to Myanmar Tatmadaw’s bombardment with heavy weapons on November 19, 2014.

2. In this time of peace building period, this attack should not have happened. We are concerned that the armed clashes in the KIO areas these days may impact the internal peace program being implemented vigorously nowadays by President U Thein Sein government.

3. Together with the other ethnic armed organizations, the KIO has been actively cooperating in the NCCT for reaching Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.

4. We urge also for ceasing armed clashes in the KIO areas and for both sides to peacefully negotiate for a resolution.

5. We seriously urge and call on the Union Peace-making Work Committee to undertake swift coordination, as necessary.

Central Standing Committee
Karen National Union
Supreme Headquarters

Download the statement in English here.

ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္မွ KIO ဗိုလ္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္းသို႔ လက္နက္ႀကီးျဖင့္ပစ္ခတ္မွဳအေပၚ
KNU ၏ သေဘာထား ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ျမန္မာဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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