A barren promise of reform – rural communities still abused in Burma

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

Reports by human rights groups accuse the Burma Army of ongoing abuses including rape, torture and murder. The recent visit in November by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was supposed to nudge Burma’s military leadership towards reform. But the Karen Human Rights Gro... Read more ►

Burma army enforces night curfew – issues shoot-to-kill orders

December 22, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo (KIC)

Villagers say Burma Army units operating in the Amo in Palaw Township of Tenasserim Division area have imposed a night curfew order on local villagers in the area, beginning on December 7th. The order was issued by the Burma Army Tactical Operation Command #3, led by Command... Read more ►

Burma armed group hijacks 16 Thai company trucks

December 21, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Yesterday, an unknown armed group going by the initials BBK, hijacked 16 trucks belonging to the Italian-Thai Development Company working on the controversial Tavoy-Kanchanaburi highway been built in Southern Burma. An Italian-Thai Development Company officer (who did not wa... Read more ►

Government reforms fail to stop Burma’s military attacking civilians

December 13, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A report from the Karen Human Rights Group accuses the Burma Army of attacks and threats of violence against civilians in eastern Burma. The KHRG report indicates that Burma’s civilian administration has done nothing to protect innocent people in Eastern Burma. The report... Read more ►

Bomb blast kills Burma Army soldiers

December 9, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A bomb explosion near Manban village in Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State, killed at least three Burma Army soldiers and wounded four. According to a local eyewitness – a captain, a second lieutenant, and a corporal from the Burma Army’s Light Infantry Battali... Read more ►

KNLA ambush kills three and wounds six Burma Army Soldiers

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Late last month the Karen National Liberation Army launched an attack on a Burma Army column in the Myit Tan area, Tanintharyi Division and killed three soldiers and wounded six soldiers. An unnamed source close to the Burma Army told Karen News that the KNLA, Brigade 4 laun... Read more ►

Burma Army random shelling scares villagers and closes schools

November 28, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Mortar shells launched by local the Burma Army terrifies local villagers living in the area along the route the Burma Army uses to transport food rations to its soldiers in Papun Township. Villagers said that in Papun areas, it is common, the Burma Army fires mortar rounds i... Read more ►

What election? For the Burma Army it’s business as usual

November 23, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

A report from the Karen Human Rights Group accuses the Burma Army of extortion and using villagers for forced labor on army bases. The report issued as a KHRG bulletin was written by a villager in the Nyaunglebin District of Karen State. The villager says last years national... Read more ►

Burma Army prepares for war

November 8, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

The Burma Army is sending extra troops, arms and food supplies to the Tavoy (Dawei) area in southern Burma in what local Karen says are signs that the government troops are about to launch a major offensive against the Karen National Union. A Karen National Union military so... Read more ►

Photo evidence the Burma Army uses civilians as human shields

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

The humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers has released photographic evidence showing that the Burma Army forces civilians to act as human shields and minesweepers in conflict areas. In a statement released on October 23, Free Burma Rangers, said that on 5th June this ... Read more ►

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