Karen Armies Show Unity

February 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A line of soldiers adorned in flowered garlands threaded their way across the Karen National Defence Organisation’s parade ground in Karen State. The parade on the last day of January ushered in the first year that members of three Karen armed groups celebrated Karen Revo... Read more ►

DKBA and KNLA Join Forces For Revolution Day Parade

January 30, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Saung

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) will hold a joint Military Parade for the first time to mark the 65th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day on Friday January 31. Saw Moshay, the DKBA’s deputy chief-of-staff told... Read more ►

Thailand’s Most Wanted – General Saw Lah Pwe Now in Hospital

December 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The leader of the Karen militia that attacked the Burma Army in Myawaddy in late 2010 and in the resulting firefight forcing thousands of refugees into Thailand has been admitted to a Rangoon hospital for treatment of what is feared maybe cancer. Major General Saw Lah Pwe, a... Read more ►

Karen armed groups united in their political struggle

July 30, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan

In a recent meeting Karen armed forces agreed to unite and to join forces to work together to achieve self-determination. The Karen National Union (KNU), the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the KNU/KNLA Peace Council agreed at a meeting held in the Burma border tow... Read more ►

LANDMINES: KNU says demining depends on peace building progress

July 20, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan (KIC)

The Karen Nation Union (KNU)’s general secretary, Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, said that mine clearance in KNU controlled areas would be dependent on ceasefire conditions and if a level of trust with the government could be reached. Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win said that taking i... Read more ►

DKBA’s ethnic seminar urges political dialogue to go further than ceasefire stage

June 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army held an ethnic nationalities seminar to exchange views and to assess the current political situation in Burma. The seminar was held at Sone Zee Myaing village, Karen State on June 15. Brigadier General Moshay, the DKBA Deputy Chief-of-Staff... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu residents flee from DKBA and Govt militia fighting

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Myaing Gyi Ngu villagers have fled fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the government-controlled militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF). A Myaing Gyi Ngu resident said that the fighting started on April 27 and forced villagers from Shwe Nardar Myaing, Pido... Read more ►

DKBA and Govt militia fighting kills one and wounds one

April 30, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) based at a monastery in Myaing Gyi Ngu village, Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen State, was twice attacked by a the Border Guard Force (BGF) on April 28. A source close to the DKBA, who asked not to be named, told Karen News that fighting ... 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 ►

Karen militia protest government’s use of violence in copper mine crackdown

December 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army took to the streets in the Burma border town of Myawaddy today calling on the Burma government to apologies for the crackdown on Buddhist monks during the Letpandaung copper mine protest and to end its military offensive against the ethnic ... Read more ►

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