Ceasefire: Burma Army increases its militarization in KNU controlled areas

March 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Middle-ranking Karen army officers claim that the Burma Army has taken advantage of last year’s historic ceasefire, signed between the government and the Karen National Union, to reinforce its position in territory controlled by the ethnic armed group. Captain Saw Gyi No, ... Read more ►

Burma Army truck blows-up – two dead

February 14, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Burma Army supply truck was hit by a mine on Tuesday evening in Tantabin Township, Toungoo District, eyewitnesses said the explosion left two injured and two dead. The blown-up truck was from the 4th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) under the command of Deputy Colonel Ye Thw... Read more ►

Border Security Affairs Minister talk economic zones, repatriation and rule of law with armed groups

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Government ministers, police officers, the government’s military and representatives of all of the state’s armed groups met and discussed the setting up of economic zones in Myawaddy, refugees repatriation and the country’s legislation system. Colonel Aung Lwin, the Ka... Read more ►

Human Rights Watch: Burma’s reforms falling short

February 2, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s recent reforms have failed to improve the country’s human rights situation, say rights groups. Over the past year, Burma’s civilian government has released nearly 400 political prisoners, relaxed media censorship, and permitted opposition leader Aung San Suu Ky... Read more ►

Protesters demand the US and China Chiang Mai consulates do more to end Kachin conflict

January 29, 2013  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

Kachin activists based in Thailand demonstrated in front of both the US and China consulates in Chiang Mai calling for an end to the Burma Army offensive in Kachin State Friday last week. The protest lasted around 20 minutes at the Chinese consulate before continuing at the ... Read more ►

Burma Army forces Karen civilians to transport its supplies

January 28, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite ceasefire agreements the Burma is forcing Karen civilians to use their private vehicles to transport military supplies to and from army camps. Villagers allege that last week the Burma Army forcibly took three civilian pickup trucks in the Waw Lay area, Myawaddy Tow... Read more ►

Burma Army Colonel beats up KNU member

January 23, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

Tensions are running high after a Burma Army officer beat up Karen National Union member and detained him in Southern Burma. The incidence happened at a checkpoint located near Ka Saw Wah village in Tenasserim Division that is in the Karen National Union’s Brigade 4. A... Read more ►

Burma’s government continues with air and artillery strikes

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Army launched new air and artillery strikes against the Kachin Independence Army on the 18th of January despite the government announcing a ceasefire to begin 6am on Saturday. Humanitarian groups monitoring the situation from inside Kachin State said air strikes ... Read more ►

Burma Army’s use of deadly airstrikes marks brutal escalation in Kachin conflict

January 10, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

First use of airstrikes by the government in twenty years raises prospect of increased numbers of civilian deaths in conflict areas – community groups condemned air strikes. The Burma Army’s appalling human rights abuses, especially in the conflict zones of ethnic st... Read more ►

Burma army’s reinforcing its camps scare Taungoo villagers

January 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Villagers in the Thandaung area were frightened by a Burma Army helicopter that repeatedly flew over their homes last week – the area is under the Karen National Union’s Taungoo District and its armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade. Local source... Read more ►

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