Karenni National Progressive Party

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Karenni National Progressive Party

ChairmanAbel Tweed[1]
Vice-ChairmanKhu Oo Reh
SecretariesAung San Myint
Shwe Myo Thant
Founded1957 (1957)[1]
HeadquartersNya Moe, Shadaw Township, Kayah State, Myanmar
Armed wingKarenni Army
IdeologyKarenni interests
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The Karenni National Progressive Party (Burmese: ကရင်နီအမျိုးသားတိုးတက်ရေးပါတီ; abbreviated KNPP) is a Karenni political party in Kayah State, Myanmar (Burma).[1] Its armed wing, the Karenni Army, has been fighting government forces for a separate Karenni State since 1957;[1] however, the group signed a ceasefire agreement with the government in 2012.[2] A similar ceasefire deal was signed in 1995, but it was dissolved within three months.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "KNPP". www.mmpeacemonitor.org. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Burma: Government, Rebels Sign Ceasefire". UCA News. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.