Burma Army Violates Ceasefire

January 14, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Government troops fired artillery shells into Karen village areas in Northern Papun Township, KNU sources told Karen News. No villagers were injured in the shelling. On January 7, Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #401 fired at least three artillery shells into civi... Read more ►

Karen New Year – Factions Show Unity

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke to people attending New Year celebrations held at Border Guard Force headquarters on the Burma side of the River Moei to ask them what they wanted peace talks to deliver in 2014. Thousands of Karen came the BGF headquarters at Shwe Kokko Myaing village in My... Read more ►

2014 – A Critical Year For Karen People

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

As the 2013 draws to an end and as 2014 is heralded in a number of issues remain critical for the Karen people. Rations cuts were introduced in the nine refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. Repatriation of refugees is on the agenda but many international humanitarian ... Read more ►

Burma Army: Looting, Intimidation, Displacement in Kachin State

December 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Army units in Kachin State are looting the rice rations of internal displaced people (IDP’s), and have fired on a group of villagers in at least one occasion last month, reports the Free Burma Rangers, a frontline humanitarian organization. The FBR lists and dates th... Read more ►

Urgently Needed: A Long Term And Practical Policy On The Rohingya Crisis

December 23, 2013  •  Author: *Greh Moo

Since Burma’s military junta officially ceded power to a quasi-civilian government in 2011, the country has received much praise and applause from the international community for reforms it initiated. A series of peace talks with various ethnic armed groups have been held... Read more ►

Villagers Allege Mining Company Using Burma Army As Muscle

December 15, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Ka Taw Ni village in Southern Burma alleged that a Thai coal mining company used the local Burmese Army to threaten them for protesting for the closure of its coal mine. A villager in Ka Taw Ni, who asked not to be named for fear for his security, told Karen New... Read more ►

Burma Army Accused Of Gun Point Threats

November 26, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite a ceasefire in place villagers in southern Burma allege that government troops are abusing their authority by threatening them at gunpoint. A villager from Myitta east of Dawei Town claims that a Burma Army officer based in Kwe Waw Wa (Ain Wine), on the Dawei-Htee Ke... Read more ►

Burma Army Patrols Unsettle, Resettled Displaced Karen

November 17, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite being resettled, displaced Karen villagers in Thar Mae Plaw, in southern Burma, are still living in fear after the Burma Army repeatedly entered their newly resettled site. Saw Honny, a relief worker helping the displaced to resettle in Thar Mae Plaw spoke to Karen N... Read more ►

Kachin Conflict: Burma Army Accused Of Raping Villagers

November 10, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In recent months and as peace negotiations with the government continue, human rights abuses including rape and arbitrary killings at the hands of the Burma Army continue against Kachin people, according to community-based organisations and frontline backpack medics. The con... Read more ►

Two years on, Kachin woman abducted by Burma’s Army still missing, presumed dead

October 31, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The 28th of October marked the second anniversary of the abduction of Sumlut Roi Ja, an ethnic Kachin woman, by members of Burma’s Army. She is still missing. Burma Army soldiers arrested Sumlut Roi Ja, a 28-year-old mother, on October 28th 2011 while she was working on th... Read more ►

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