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Deaths and troop build up on Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road

December 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Three Burma Army soldiers were killed and six soldiers wounded by Karen soldiers last week during an ambush on the Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road in southern Burma. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a KNU military Brigade 4 source said the Karen soldiers ambushed a Burma Army col... Read more ►

KNLA ambush kills three and wounds six Burma Army Soldiers

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Late last month the Karen National Liberation Army launched an attack on a Burma Army column in the Myit Tan area, Tanintharyi Division and killed three soldiers and wounded six soldiers. An unnamed source close to the Burma Army told Karen News that the KNLA, Brigade 4 laun... Read more ►

Schools closed in fear of more intense fighting

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Fighting between the Kachin Independent Army and The Burma Army has forced the closure of 10 schools in the Mai Jar Yan area of Mong Mao Township in Kachin State. Residents say they fear there will be intense fighting in the area and they worry for the safety of their childr... Read more ►

Resigns Karen party leader to form new party in Karen State

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Saw Than Kyaw Oo, the former chairman of the Pa-an based Plone-Swor Democratic Party has applied to form a new political party named the Kayin Democratic Party, according to a Burma government run newspaper, the new party will start with 16 members. Saw Than Kyaw Oo recently... Read more ►

Displaced Kachin villagers face health problems

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Health workers in the Maija Yang region of Kachin State are worried that the winter cold will be dangerous to young and old people in the makeshift camps built to shelter villagers displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army. Medics at the ca... Read more ►

WLB marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Over a hundred attendants participated at the debate and quiz program held at the Children Development Center (CDC) school in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The event was organized by the Women League of Burma to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence a... Read more ►

Burma Army random shelling scares villagers and closes schools

November 28, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Mortar shells launched by local the Burma Army terrifies local villagers living in the area along the route the Burma Army uses to transport food rations to its soldiers in Papun Township. Villagers said that in Papun areas, it is common, the Burma Army fires mortar rounds i... Read more ►

Residents extorted by armed group

November 28, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

An unknown armed group is forcing residents of a Three Pagoda Pass town, Kyain Seikygi Township to pay taxes. Residents say armed group demanded taxes or cash payments from business owners and rich people at Three Pagoda Pass Town. The group approached the residents by lette... Read more ►

Karen people cautious, but hopeful KNU talks will lead to peace

November 27, 2011  •  Author: Ehna

The Karen people are hopeful, yet cautious about the recent informal meeting between the Karen National Union and the Burmese government’s ceasefire talks. The KNU which has been lock in a civil war with a series of military governments for the 62 years, last Saturday and ... Read more ►

KNU denies ceasefire agreement

November 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union denied they have entered into a ceasefire with the Burma government. In an official statement on the ‘Peace Talks’, dated 24th November, the KNU said. “Recent media reports that the Karen National Union (KNU) had agreed to a ceasefire with the... Read more ►

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