51 STORIES TAGGED ‘BGF’

DKBA and Govt militia fighting kills one and wounds one

April 30, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) based at a monastery in Myaing Gyi Ngu village, Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen State, was twice attacked by a the Border Guard Force (BGF) on April 28. A source close to the DKBA, who asked not to be named, told Karen News that fighting ... Read more ►

Karen Revolution Day: Government militia joins hands with KNU

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

This year is the 64th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day and for the first time, members of the Burma government’s army and militia attended the ceremony. A number of Karen Revolution Day ceremonies were held at various statewide locations. As many as 50 Border Guard ... Read more ►

Border Security Affairs Minister talk economic zones, repatriation and rule of law with armed groups

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Government ministers, police officers, the government’s military and representatives of all of the state’s armed groups met and discussed the setting up of economic zones in Myawaddy, refugees repatriation and the country’s legislation system. Colonel Aung Lwin, the Ka... Read more ►

Ceasefire, but BGF ambush KNLA – wounding one soldier and one civilian

January 29, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Fighting broke out between the government’s Border Guard Force militia and the Karen National Liberation Army close to Mae La Hta village in Papun Township, Karen State. The conflict erupted last week wounding two in the conflict – a KNLA soldier and a civilian. KNLA sou... Read more ►

BGF Battalion 1016 accused of running drug ring

December 16, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A local woman from T’Nay Hsah Township killed by villager who reportedly used amphetamines that were manufactured and distributed by commander of Border Guard Battalion 1016. A report by the community-based human rights organisation, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) has... Read more ►

Burma Army torture leaves one man dead in Pa’an

November 19, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Despite a ceasefire agreement between Burma’s military backed government and the Karen National Union (KNU) in January of this year, community based human rights organisation, Karen Human Rights Group continues to document attacks on civilians. On June 25th, two men from P... Read more ►

Government’s militia forcing civilians into uniform

November 9, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Karen villagers have accused the Border Guard Force, a militia under the control of the government military, of forcibly recruiting villagers. The Border Guard Force (BGF) militia in the Nabu area, Hlaingbwe Township Karen State is alleged to have conscripted civilians since... Read more ►

Villagers face taxing time using Kawkareik Township waterways

August 10, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Villagers in the Kawkareik Township area claim the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and its political wing the Klohtoobaw Karen Organization is taxing boat travelers using the Haung Tha Raw River. A resident (who did not want to be named for security concerns) told Karen News.... Read more ►

Government militia force-recruiting villagers

April 30, 2012  •  Author: Naw Chamu

The Burma Government’s controlled militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) has in recent months confiscated villagers land, extorted taxes and now in the latest incident is forcing villagers to join their militia. Naw Chamu reports for Karen News. The BGF under the command of... Read more ►

Border Guard Force kills its own company commander

March 22, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

An officer with the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force, was killed by a sniper from another BGF battalion in the Myaing Gyi Ngu special region, Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. Sources Karen News spoke to about the shooting differ on the reasons behind the killin... Read more ►

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