Govt land registration officials ignore land confiscation claims

June 24, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Villagers in the Taungoo area claim that government officials from the Land Registration Directorate are ignoring their reports of land confiscation cases. Original landowners from Htan Tabin Township, Taungoo District, Pegu Division accuse officials from the Land Registrati... Read more ►

Burma Army officer abuses and threatens villagers

June 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Villagers accuse a Burma Army Battalion commander, based in Wah Kla (Wa Daw) in Southern Burma, of demanding villagers use their private vehicles to travel him around the area. Naw Hser Tha U Htoo, from Wah Kla village, told Karen News. “The battalion commander demands vil... Read more ►

Military’s bombing practice terrifies villagers

June 20, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma military conducting jet fighter bombing practice in Htan Tabin Township, Taungoo District have not informed villagers so that they can take safety precautions. Villagers going to work on their farms have been terrified as jets drop their deadly loads. Padoh Saw ... Read more ►

FBR: Situation for Kachin Refugees Remains Dire

June 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Thousands of displaced civilians fleeing conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Kachin State, now face a life of extreme hardship with little to no access to food, medicine, clothing and in appalling living conditions. Free Burma Ra... Read more ►

Burma Army officer beats up Karen villagers

June 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

A Burma Army officer physically assaulted four villagers from Wa Daw last week for refusing his orders to do forced labor for him. Lt.Colonel Aung Win Htun, from Column 1 is accused of beating the four villagers from Wa Daw village, located in the Myitta sub-township, Dawei ... Read more ►

Karen villagers hospitalized after Burma Army officer attack

June 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Captain Gyi No, a Karen National Union (KNU) leader from the Tenasserim Division in southern Burma confirmed with Karen News that a Burma Army officer attacked three villagers without reason on June 5. Eyewitnesses said that the three villagers were so badly beaten that they... Read more ►

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 ►

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