297 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

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 ►

Families Remember Saw O Moo – Demand End to Killings, Military Road-Building

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Hsa Moo*

This month of September marks five months since Saw O Moo, an unarmed civilian villager and Indigenous community leader who was killed by Burma army on April 5, 2018. However, the Burma Army has yet to return his body to his family or tell his family the location of his body... Read more ►

Skirmishes Between Burma Army and KNLA Increase in Northern Karen State

September 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Skirmishes between the government troop and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) have occurred more frequently in recent weeks in Mu Traw (Hpapun) District, Northern Karen State, according to sources from local KNLA officers. The latest skirmishes have broken out betwee... Read more ►

UN Report: Karen Groups Worldwide – “Time for the International Community to Take Action Against Burma’s Military for its War Crimes…”

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Community Worldwide welcomed the UN report calling for the Burma military to be referred to the International Criminal Court to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against the country’s ethnic people. The Karen Community... Read more ►

Over 200 IDPs Arrive in Myaing Gyi Ngu after KNLA, Tatmadaw Clashed

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 200 local residents fled to Myaing Gyi Ngu Camp on August 29 after clashes resumed between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5 and the Tatmadaw in Hpapun Township on August 28. “Only [the residents] of Kan Nyi Naung Village arrived yesterday. I heard t... Read more ►

UN Report Calls for Burma Military to be Investigated by International Criminal Court for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

August 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

International human rights groups support the UN report call for the Burma military to be investigated by the International Criminal Court. The UN report accuses the Burma military of genocide against the Rohingya living in Rakhine state and said the military were “killing... Read more ►

Skirmish breaks out in KNU Brigade 5 area amid 21st Century Panglong Conference

July 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in the area controlled by the KNU Brigade 5 in Hpapun (Mu Traw) District in the Karen State on July 12 while the third session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong) is being held in Na... Read more ►

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