Our motto is fight, overcome or die.
I am the leader of the KNDO, General Nerdah Mya, son of the General Saw Bo Mya, the iconic former president of Karen State.
Our vision is the autonomy of Kawthoolei (Karen State); and the withdrawal of all Burmese forces from our soil.
Kawthoolei is a name for the state the Karens want to establish. Karen state has the distinction of being home to the world’s longest ongoing armed conflict. The Karen are the second largest ethnic group in Burma. Estimates of the Karen population as of 2007 vary widely, from 3 to 7 million.