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Retired DKBA officers face threats, ongoing surveillance

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Aging and infirm officers of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Border Guard Force who have retired and fled to liberated areas of Karen State say they have received death threats from active officers. Saw Mu Hsoe, also known as Hta Kler, served as second in command of B... Read more ►

Enemies of the State

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Poe Taw

As the rainy season gains momentum, upwards of 14,000 ethnic Karen refugees remain in makeshift shelters just inside the Thai border, displaced by fighting between the Burmese army and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) that erupted following na... Read more ►

Deadly Soil: Burma’s Enduring Landmine Tragedy

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Blacktown

Increased militarization by the Burmese army in Karen state in recent months has further imperiled communities already at risk of injury or death by landmines, in a country described by a 2011 report by the humanitarian organization Geneva Call as “one of the most heavily... Read more ►

The enemy of my enemy

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The establishment of Burma’s so-called civilian government following national polls in November has done little to change the realities on the ground in Karen State, but as villagers describe near-daily scenes of armed conflict between government soldiers and a breakaway f... Read more ►

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