KAREN STATE-The Karen National Union (KNU) president urged the Karen armed groups to unite under the leadership of the KNU on the Karen National Martyr’s Day.
The KNU president also informed that Karen armed groups need to review their actions so that they can stand up and not to exploit for self-interest.
He said that it is necessary to reunite and strive under a single leadership and a single goal.
The KNU president told the Karen armed organizations that they must put aside different ideas, avoid blame, and cooperate with mutual understanding in order to build unity.
In the speech, the KNU president added that the goal of the Karen national leaders would be implemented only by doing so.
Although the KNU is long lasting powerful ethnic armed group in the country, it has experienced separations from the group.
During the previous military junta regime, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) split from the KNU, and the DKBA split again to form the Border Guard Force (BGF) under the military junta.
In the past year, Brigadier General Saw Nadah Mya, who was suspended from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the KNU-affiliated Karen National Defense Force (KNDO), has also founded Kawthoolei Army (KTLA) separately.