303 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Shwe Koko: Big Winners – Burma Army and international Crime Syndicates at Expense of Karen People – KNU, Community Groups Want it Stopped

March 26, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Plans to turn rice fields running from the River Moei up into the Dawna Mountain Range into a giant construction site of large concrete houses, apartment blocks, casinos and an international airport are causing concerns for Karen community groups. The grand plan to turn thou... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks, Displaces 300 Karen Villagers as Suu Kyi Tours Karen State

February 25, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between Burma Army and Karen soldiers in northern Karen State forced hundreds of villagers from their home into jungle hideouts while the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is touring Karen State. Ceasefire violations by Burma Army had caused tensions with Karen Nati... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Group Calls for Boycott of Companies’ Linked to Burma’s Military

February 25, 2020  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) put out a statement calling the people of Burma and international communities in the country to boycott products of companies linked to Burma’s military. The KWO statement issued on February 18, 2020 urged for a ban on products made b... Read more ►

Ethnic Groups Support ICJ on Rohingya Genocide Lawsuit Against Burma Government and its Military

December 11, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The International Court of Justice began its hearing on December 10 in The Hague, Netherlands on its genocide lawsuit filed by Gambia against Burma government. Prior to the court hearing, several ethnic Karen, Karenni and Shan civil society groups put out a joint statement s... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army to Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss Road Development, Troop Movements and Conflict

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union is to meet with Burma Army officers to discuss tensions over road building, troop expansion in Karen State. The meeting will be held in Naypyidaw, today, December 10 2019, according to KNU statement released yesterday. The meeting is mainly to discus... Read more ►

Karen Calls on U.S Government to Sanction Burma’s Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

April 26, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Organization of America have sent an open letter calling for the United States to sanction General Min Aung Hlaing, Burma’s Commander-in-Chief for abuses and crimes committed against ethnic people. The KOA sent the letter endorsed by its 22 member organizations t... Read more ►

Despite KNU and Civilian Protests, Burma Army Pushes Ahead with Road Building in Kyaukgyi – KNLA Warns of Increased Tension Leading to Conflict

April 3, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army, ignoring the concerns and objections of both the Karen National Union and local villagers, are planning to move ahead with plans to build road in Kyaukgyi Township of Eastern Bago Region. Despite local residents and the Karen National Union’s rejection of i... Read more ►

UK Advocacy Group Accuses 49 International Companies of Supporting Military Abuses in Burma

December 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Advocacy group Burma Campaign UK published its ‘Dirty List’ in early December 2018, slamming 49 international companies accused of “operating in Myanmar in such a way that contributes to human rights violations and environmental destruction.” Burma Campaign UK Reviv... Read more ►

Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

AKO Supports Efforts to Refer Tatmadaw to ICC

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwee

The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) said it supports the efforts to urge the UN to refer the Tatmadaw to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged genocide of ethnic tribes in Burma including the Karen. The AKO chair Saw Lwin Oo said this in his opening rema... Read more ►

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