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Karen National Union to allow former members to attend talks

The Karen National Union (KNU) announced that they would allow the organisation’s recently dismissed senior members to attend an upcoming Central Committee meeting and discuss their future with the group.

Earlier this month, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA)’s Commander-in-Chief Mutu Say Poe, KNU Welfare Department Chief Roger Khin and recently deceased Justice Department Chief David Htaw were dismissed over allegations of organisational misconduct.

On 22 and 23 October, KNU Vice President David Takapaw and General Secretary Zipporah Sein met with Roger Khin and KNLA Colonel Tu Tu Lay.

Following the talks, the two sides agreed to allow Roger Khin and Mutu Say Poe to attend the upcoming Central Committee emergency meeting on October 25

According to KNU Central Committee member Mahn Nyein Maung, tomorrow’s meeting will address Mutu Say Poe and Roger Khin’s future with the organisation.

“On the 25th of October, the commander-in-chief and the other leader [Roger Khin] will attend the Central Committee’s emergency meeting in the capacity of their original positions – we look to negotiate regarding the dissension among our members,” said Mahn Nyein Maung.

“Personally, I see that there will be a positive outcome if we can think with an insightful and humble mind and decide what would be in the best interest of the people through analysing changes in the country’s political environment.”


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