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In Myanmar, Karen Leave Ethnic Umbrella Group

A major ethnic group, the Karen National Union, has suspended its membership in the coalition group that has been working with the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, on a nationwide cease-fire agreement. The move comes after the union’s representatives walked out of a four-day conference of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. A member of KNU’s central executive committee, Saw Hta Dohmu, told VOA Burmese the council head has too...

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