Killings and attacks between DKBA and BGF drives villagers from their homes

February 24, 2012  •  Author: By Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Tension between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and Border Guard Force troops has forced at least 50 villagers from Mae Tha Waw village, Hlaingbwe Township to seek temporary refuge across the border in Thailand. (more…) Related Posts:Fighting in Mae T... Read more ►

Government militia arrest villagers over land rights

January 23, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

On Monday 16 January, witnesses claim that the Nat Htate village headman and two villagers were taken at gunpoint from their homes by a group of unknown men in army uniforms. A villager, who asked not be named, spoke to Karen News about the incident. The villager said the h... Read more ►

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’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 ►

BGF stealing and selling village farmland

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Htee Wah Keh villagers have accused the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force, of taking their farmlands and selling it to near-by villages in 200-acre blocks of land. Htee Wah Keh village is close to Kawkaraik Township, Karen State. The villagers claim that BGF... Read more ►

BGF steal land and mine homes

October 2, 2011  •  Author: Naw Chamu

Villagers from Htee Law Thi accuse Border Guard Force soldiers of laying landmines around their homes and on footpaths. Saw Pa Dee, the villager headman, explained to Karen News that villagers are scared to leave their homes. “Villagers have already stepped on four landmi... Read more ►

KNU accuses government of dirty, drug running plot

September 15, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

In a media statement released yesterday, the Karen National Union say they have reason to believe the Burma government and its armed militia, the Border Guard Force, plotted to smear the KNU as drug runners. The KNU were responding to media reports in Thai newspapers and on ... Read more ►

DKBA attack Burma Army Tax Gates

September 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

In retaliation for a state controlled newspaper report that declared the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army was extinct, DKBA fighters attacked three different tollgates under the control of the Burma Army in Kawkareik Town, Karen State late last week. The attacks happened in th... Read more ►

DKBA reform

September 12, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Democratic Karen Buddhist Army commander told Karen News that the breakaway DKBA factions that refused to give up their Karen identity and come under the direct control of the Burma Army by becoming members of the Border Guard Force have begun restructuring their political... 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 ►

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