288 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Burma Army returns confiscated farmland — at a price

June 6, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Following a number of reports and demands made to the Burma Army chief-of-staff for their confiscated lands to be returned to them, 70 farmers from Yay Twin Gone village tract, Twantay Township, have won the right to work their land. Local sources said that farmers have been... Read more ►

KNU Mergui-Tavoy leaders under pressure from Burma Army

June 6, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen News has learnt that Burma Army leaders and officers in Tenasserim Division are under orders to create disagreement among the Karen National Union (KNU) leaders in Mergui-Tavoy District. A Burma Army source in the Dawei area, who requested that his name not to be used,... Read more ►

Burma Army issues legal ultimatum to ethnic armed groups – no flag raising and no weapons

May 28, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army has issued an ultimatum to Karen ethnic armed groups to remove their flags by midday Wednesday or suffer the consequences. The Commander of Burma Army Light Infantry Division, Brigadier General Htin Maw Tun, has ordered armed groups in the Myawaddy district to... Read more ►

Burma Army takes Shan military camp as nine villages evacuate

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

A heavy artillery offensive by the Burma Army against a Shan armed group resulted in residents of nine villages being evacuated. Local sources told Karen News that following the Burma Army’s artillery bombardment on May 9 the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State ... Read more ►

Burma Army accused of atrocities in Shan State offensive

April 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s military accused of mass human rights abuses in Shan State as President Thein Sien is awarded peace prize and the EU economic sanctions. The Shan Human Rights Foundation has expressed grave concern over new widespread abuses being committed by the Burma Army in rec... Read more ►

Shan groups claim Burma Army using landmines and brute force to secure oil and gas projects

April 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 1,000 villagers have fled in the face of new operations by the Burma Army against the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N), said the Shan Human Rights Foundation. “Atrocities by Burmese troops in a new military operation against the SSA-North have caused over 1,000 vill... Read more ►

Shan groups warn of mass displacement if conflict breaks out

April 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A Shan environmental organization warned that the recent increase military tension between the Burma Army and the ethnic armed group, the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N), could destroy cease-fire agreements and result in conflict that could cause massive displacement in Northe... Read more ►

Burma Army moves tanks in as its orders Shan army out

April 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

The Burma Army orders Shan Army to clear way for Chinese Mega Projects while surrounding Shan State with tanks and artillery. Burma’s military has given an ultimatum to the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) to remove its troops from the West Bank of the Salween River, near the... Read more ►

Myanmar needs to admit rape of minority women

March 26, 2013  •  Author: *Christine Leah and Nan Paw Gay

The Myanmar central government has consistently denied its soldiers have systematically used rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities. But according to numerous reports, despite recent political reforms, Myanmar’s army has continued to rape, torture and kill c... Read more ►

Residents Tat Gon claim Burma Army sold them now want it back

March 25, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

Over 100 houses located in area near a Burma Army camp in Three Pagoda Pass Town were told by senior army officer they had to leave the area. Residents from Three Pagoda Pass Town in Karen State alleges that both an army officer from the Southeast Tactical Command and local ... Read more ►

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