294 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Displaced Mutraw Villagers Can’t go Home – ‘Temporary Stop’ of Road Building Agreement Favors Burma Army Until End of Wet Season

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Despite Burma Army promises to withdraw its soldiers and stop a construction of a contentious road at the center of the military conflict, thousands displaced villagers are unable to return to their villages in northern Karen State. In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw... Read more ►

KSPN Condemns Acts of Government, Tatmadaw Against Peaceful Demonstrators

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

The Karen Peace Support Network (KSPN) issued a statement on May 17 to condemn the government and the Tatmadaw for arresting and suing people involved in peaceful demonstrations where they called for the end of war in various areas in Burma. “We want to highlight how the d... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army Thrash Out Agreement to Temporary Stop Road Building in Northern Karen State – Displaced Villagers to Return

May 19, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen National Union delegation led by its chairman, General Saw Mutu Sae Po met unofficially with Burma Army’s Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing, to discuss the fighting in the Papun area of Northern Karen State. The KNU and the Burma Army met on Thursday, May 17 at the Y... Read more ►

SHAN Human Rights: Burma Army Soldier Rapes and Knifes 73-year-old woman in Eastern Shan State

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Right Foundation released a statement detailing the brutal rape of a 73-year-old woman by a Burma Army soldier near Mong Phyak Town in eastern Shan State, on April 2, 2018 The Shan Human Right Foundation said the rape and knifing of the elderly woman “highli... Read more ►

Burma Army Kills Karen Aid Worker

April 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen community based groups confirmed that an aid worker who was helping displaced villagers in the area was shot and killed by a Burma Army soldier on April 5th. The aid worker was named as Saw O Moo, a villager from Ler Mu Plaw and he is survived by his wife Naw Pa... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Accused Burma Army of Violating NCA and Displacing Villagers

March 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Karen community groups accused the Burma army soldiers of breaking the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and displacing thousands of villagers in Northern Karen State. The Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 29 Karen community-based-organizations issued a s... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Local Residents Tumultuously Welcome Saw Ba U Gyi Statue to be Inaugurated at the KNU’s Win Yay Area

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A statue of Karen martyr Saw Ba U Gyi received a tumultuous welcome from local residents in Naung Tal Village under the Karen National Union (KNU)-controlled area in the Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township on February 3. The statue is scheduled for installation at the KNU’s ... Read more ►

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

Bogalay Massacres Should be Investigated and Commemorated

October 29, 2017  •  Author: Mark Farmner

This month another forgotten anniversary is passing by without official acknowledgement. The 8th of August 1988 is remembered for the nationwide protests and crackdown which followed. Troops opened fire on civilians, estimates put the number of people killed at more than thr... Read more ►

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