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Cement factories in Kyaikmayaw force villagers off their land

September 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A Mon human rights group accused a cement company of confiscating land belonging to villagers without paying the owners adequate compensation for their land. Burma’s state run Kyaymon, newspaper reported last week that two more cement companies will be built near Kaw Pa Na... Read more ►

BGF lose 30 more fighters to DKBA

September 9, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Burma government’s recently implemented Border Guard Force in Karen State continues to see its soldiers’ desert to join up with opposition forces. This week another 30 soldiers aligned themselves to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army battalion in the Myaing Gyi Ngu ... Read more ►

Burma army still using child soldiers

September 8, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

There may be a new government in Burma, but it is army is still using force recruiting children into its army according to a child soldier who recently deserted to the Karen National Union. Private Maung Ye Htet 17, no.T-438567 from Infantry Battalion 372 based at Maw Kee vi... Read more ►

Burma Army shell village, kill cattle

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers from Kyauk Gu in Three Pagoda township said Burma Army soldiers randomly shelled their homes, destroying houses and killing cattle. Kyauk Gu residents say the Burma Army fired about 40, 60 mm mortars into the village after fighting between Karen armed groups and th... Read more ►

DKBA won’t go give up the fight

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Kayin State Democracy and Development Party (KSDDP) based in Hpa-an in Karen State, announced in the state-controlled media that it did not recognize the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and claimed that the group undermines peace and stability of the State under the name ... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance says government’s ceasefire offer is unacceptable

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council said the recent letter from Burma’s President, Thein Sein’s announcing a countrywide ceasefire was unacceptable. The letter urged the ethnic armed groups to get in touch with their regional/state level governments. The UNFC’s re... Read more ►

Heavy rains, landslides destroy refugees’ houses

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Monsoon rains earlier this week caused landslides and destroyed four refugee houses at Karenni Refugee Camp 2 located on the Mae Sariang River, Mae Hong Son Province on the Thai-Burma Border. The camp officer-in-chief, U San Hla, told Karen News there were no injuries or dea... Read more ►

Japan to take refugees from Umpheim camp

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Burmese refugees in Umphiem camp in the northern Thai province of Tak have the chance to resettle to Japan in 2012. Saw Wah Htee, the chairman of the Umphiem refugee camp committee, spoke to Karen News and said the Japanese government representatives and officials from the ... Read more ►

Thai and Burma joint mining operation dirties village water

September 5, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Villagers in the east of Tavoy, southern Burma claim authorities have ignored their complaints against a Thai company and a Burma government joint venture mining operation that has been polluting their drinking water for a decade. A local villager from the affected area (wh... Read more ►

BGF order 9 villages to relocate to Myaing Gyi Ngu

September 4, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Mying (KIC)

The Border Guard Force based in Myaing Gyi Ngu area has ordered nine villages in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State to relocate to Myaing Gyi Ngu in mid-August, according sources in the area. Captain Pha Nwee and Saw Htun Hlaing, BGF advisory board members, issued the orders to... Read more ►

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