298 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Malaysia: Burma’s ethnic people call for government to stop military attacks and abuses

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

In recent months the Burma Army has increased its attacks on ethnic people. The Burma Army has been accused of rape, forced labor and firing artillery shells indiscriminately into villages. The ethnic protests against the government’s military offensives have spread to nei... Read more ►

Burma Army target Kachin women for forced labor

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Burma’s new government continues to try to convince the international community it is moving to a more freer society, but eye-witness accounts of continued human rights abuses in ethnic states is evidence to the contrary. Earlier this month, villagers claim, seven ethic K... Read more ►

Burma Army shells from Thai side of the border to attack Karen fighters

October 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Last week the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force used the sanctuary of Thailand’s territory to attack Karen soldiers based in Hlaingbwe Township on the Burma side of the Moei River. Major Maung Lay, from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Klo Htoo Lar ... Read more ►

Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

October 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Following a ban placed by the Karen National Union on the Italian-Thai Development Company’s Kanchanaburi-Tavoy road construction, the Burma Army have responded by reinforcing their troop numbers by sending six more battalions to the area. According to an unnamed KNU sourc... Read more ►

DKBA kill six Burma Army Soldiers

October 20, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Fighters from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army launched an attack on a Burmese Army frontline unit at Wawlay area southern Myawaddy Town killing six soldiers and wounding one. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokesperson, confirmed for Karen News, that on October 12, DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Burma soldiers and police beat boy

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler

The Burma government has worked hard in recent months to present a good image to the international community. They are seen engaging with opposition groups, offering peace talks to ethnic armed organisations and releasing a few political prisoners in an effort to convince th... Read more ►

Burma Army’s militia demands rice from villages

October 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo (KIC)

In early October, the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force based in Kawkariek Township, issued orders to local villages requesting their rice paddy be donated as rations for their soldiers. A resident told Karen News that the villages are in a tight spot as the... Read more ►

BGF stealing and selling village farmland

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Htee Wah Keh villagers have accused the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force, of taking their farmlands and selling it to near-by villages in 200-acre blocks of land. Htee Wah Keh village is close to Kawkaraik Township, Karen State. The villagers claim that BGF... Read more ►

Militia bomb village to avoid frontline duty

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Non-Government Organization and local residents working and living in the area around Namhsan Godawng village in Shan State blame an exploded bomb on a militia group aligned to the Burma Army. Sources close to the militia group said the bomb blast was an attempt by the loc... Read more ►

Burma Army using Karen villagers as ‘shields’

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers in the Three Pagoda Pass region have accused government troops of using them as human shields against attacks from ethnic armed groups in Karen State. After suffering casualties in ambushes by Karen fighters, Burma army soldiers from Artillery Battalion and Light I... Read more ►

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