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					OFFICE OF THE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS KAREN NATIONAL UNION KAWTHOOLEI www.karennationalunion.net

Bomb Blast in Kyaukkyi, Bago Division, and Blame against KNU
Once again the illegitimate dictatorship ruling Burma, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), has accused the Karen Nation Union (KNU) of responsibility for bomb blasts in Kyaukkyi, Bago Division, on January 26, 2010, which caused no causalities. We, the KNU, again categorically deny responsibility for these attacks. The KNU is not a terrorist organization. The KNU has a policy of not targeting civilians. This is in contrast to the SPDC Army troops, which the United Nations has verified as committing war crimes by deliberately targeting civilians in breach of the Geneva Conventions. The KNU deplores this action instigated by the Burmese military regime. In order to win the fake 2010 election, the SPDC military dictatorship has continually used military tactics and strategy to create conflict and misunderstanding in order to fracture the Karen community and also their relationship with other ethnic nationalities and to divide their unity and strength. The SPDC is fixed on defaming the KNU and uses every excuse to bring our organization into ill repute. It has constantly misappropriated blame for actions it is guilty of itself. The SPDC endeavors to defame other ethnic groups caught up in the armed struggle against the oppressors. The military junta continues to snub international condemnation of its actions and continues to persecute all those who threaten the junta's hold on the political power of Burma. Under the rule of the military regime there is no guaranteed security for the Karen people and the people of Burma. The struggle for democracy and human rights must continue. The people of Burma, regardless of their ethnic origins or beliefs, must stand together and unite against the common enemy, the evil military junta, that deprives citizens of their rights to live freely and to elect their own leaders and to feel proud of their nation. The KNU is a democratic organization, representing the entire Karen people of Burma. Our goal is peace and prosperity in a democratic federal Burma. January 28, 2010 Supreme Headquarters Karen National Union

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