The second of our three part 'Have Your Say' discussions with Padoh Kwe Htoo Win:

The Karen National Union’s general secretary, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, in an exclusive interview with Karen News explains why now is not the right time to return refugees or displaced people.
“When there is no more fighting and no more human right violations, they [displaced people] can start to rebuild their lives. Since we don’t have a concrete ceasefire, we cannot return IDPs. To test [conditions for the return], we’ve started pilot projects in some areas. For example, in Kyauk Gyi, for IDPs to rebuild their lives, we’ve got support for them. Similarly in the Megui/Tavoy area, we have done initial projects to test the position of the government on the peace building process by starting to rebuild displaced communities.”...

Read more: karennews.org/2013/06/karen-leader-not-the-time-to-send-refugees-and-displaced-back.html/

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