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Burma Army shells from Thai side of the border to attack Karen fighters

October 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Last week the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force used the sanctuary of Thailand’s territory to attack Karen soldiers based in Hlaingbwe Township on the Burma side of the Moei River. Major Maung Lay, from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Klo Htoo Lar ... Read more ►

Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

October 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Following a ban placed by the Karen National Union on the Italian-Thai Development Company’s Kanchanaburi-Tavoy road construction, the Burma Army have responded by reinforcing their troop numbers by sending six more battalions to the area. According to an unnamed KNU sourc... Read more ►

Ethnic alliance demand Burma’s government release all political prisoners

October 20, 2011  •  Author:

The Brotherhood Forum, a group of five ethnic political parties from Burma urged the government to release all political prisoners from the country’s jails. A statement released by the Brotherhood Forum on October 15 demanded four things from the government – immediatel... Read more ►

DKBA kill six Burma Army Soldiers

October 20, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Fighters from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army launched an attack on a Burmese Army frontline unit at Wawlay area southern Myawaddy Town killing six soldiers and wounding one. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokesperson, confirmed for Karen News, that on October 12, DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Teachers’ celebrate gender equality

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Banners with “Teachers for Gender Equality” written on them were hanging on both walls and on the stage at the Children Development Center, a migrant school in Mae Sot, a Thai town on the border between Thailand and Burma. The Children Development Center was hosting the ... Read more ►

Burma soldiers and police beat boy

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler

The Burma government has worked hard in recent months to present a good image to the international community. They are seen engaging with opposition groups, offering peace talks to ethnic armed organisations and releasing a few political prisoners in an effort to convince th... Read more ►

Whooping cough kills two children in Kayah State

October 19, 2011  •  Author: KIC freelancer

The Karenni Backpack Relief Team said a severe whooping cough outbreak in the two villages; in northern Hpruso Township, Kayah State has killed two children and has so far infected more than 50 children. Khu Denia, the director of the KBRT told Karen News that the disease st... Read more ►

Peace talks fuel fighting

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Ethnic political and armed groups claim the Burma governments recent talks about wanting peace is nothing more than a ploy to fool the international community into supporting its attempt to get the ASEAN chair. The ethnic groups say the insincerity of the government’s peac... Read more ►

Myitsone dam project still on claim Kachin

October 18, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Kachin Development Network Group claim in a media statement released on October 14 that all work on the Myitsone dam project has not stopped as surveys are still been carried out and equipment and supplies are still being delivered. A spoke person for KDNG, Ah Nan, said... Read more ►

Burma Army’s militia demands rice from villages

October 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo (KIC)

In early October, the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force based in Kawkariek Township, issued orders to local villages requesting their rice paddy be donated as rations for their soldiers. A resident told Karen News that the villages are in a tight spot as the... Read more ►

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