KNU/KNLA Peace Council
ကေအဲန်ယူ- ကေအဲန်အယ်အေ ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေး ကောင်စီ
Founded: January 31, 2007
Headquarters: Nawtiyah City, Tokawko, Kawkareik Township, Karen state
Operational Area: Tokawko village, Kawkareik Township, and Mae Hla Hta village in Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen state
Leader: Brig-Gen. Htay Maung (also known as Brig-Gen Htein Maung)
The KNU/KNLA Peace Council was started after the former KNLA brigade 7 commander Brig-Gen Htay Maung was dismissed by the KNU for initiating peace talks with the Myanmar army without the approval of the KNU central committee in 2007.
Brig-Gen Htay Maung formed the KNU/KNLA Peace Council with his brigade 7 on January 31 the same year. He declared that a peace deal has been struck with the Myanmar junta and went back to Tokawko village in Kawkareik Township, Karen state.
The KNU/KNLA Peace Council's purpose and goal is for the benefit of all Karen.
The KNU/KNLA Peace Council's aim and determination is:
Peace ProcessNew Ceasefire: February 7, 2012
9th militia group to sign ceasefire with the new government
Stage 1: State level peace talks
Previous ceasefire: February 11, 2007
Official delegation team
Saw Htay Maung, Dr. Timothy Laklem, Saw Ray Nu, Dr. Naw Ka Paw Htoo, Saw Eh Kaw Htoo, Saw Joseph, Dr. Saw Aung Than, Naw Karen Ma
Myawaddy, Paya Thone Sue, Kawkareik, Mawtaung and Kawthoung
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