Kayin forms Unity Committee for ethnic Kayin armed groups

2.June 2013 credit emg


Kayin formed the Unity Committee for ethnic Kayin armed groups with the purpose of avoiding skirmishes among them and seeking a peaceful solution in case of conflicts.

The move came from the meeting of ethnic Kayin armed groups held at the headquarters of Karen National Union (KNU) on May 28.

The ethnic Kayin armed groups included the KNU, the KNU, the BGF, the DKBA, the KPF and the Phayagyigone peace organization.

The unity committee was formed with 17 members—three from the KNU led by General Johny, three from the KNU/KNLA (PC) by Brigadier-General Yin Nu, three from the BGF by Colonel Saw Chit, three from the DKBA by Brigadier-General Kyaw Thet, three from the KPF by Major Phartadar and two from the Phayagyigone peace organization by Phado Saw Myint Than.

The committee is aimed at seeking a peaceful solution instead of arm in the face of clashes among the Kayin armed groups and combating nartotic drugs spreading in the Kayin State.

The committee will hold a press conference in the near future.

Karen 5 Arm Groups to unite-video

Karen armed groups have agreed in principal to unite under the same flag to try to resolve all conflicts between them through peaceful dialogue. The armed groups say they will officially recognize the blue, white and red flag that is currently regarded by all Karen as their national flag

Representatives of the five groups met on May 28 in Pa-an District to discuss how they could work peacefully together. Karen religious leaders organized the meeting. Attending the meeting were representatives from the Karen National Union (KNU), Karen Peace Force (KPF), KNLA/KNU Peace Council, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Klo Htoo Baw and the Karen Border Guard Force.

Reverend Robert Htwe, one of the meetings organizers, told Karen News.

“The five representatives from the five Karen armed groups agreed they will all unite under the same flag of the Karen people, will avoid armed conflict and if conflict does occur seek a peaceful solution.”

Reverend Robert Htwe said if the armed groups see a positive result from working together, the future for all Karen would be better.

Four of the five, armed Karen groups have each reached individual ceasefire agreements with the Burma government – the Border Guard Force group is under the direct control of the Burma Army.

Burmese government maintains silence on KPF surrender


Nai Shaung hands over weapons to SEC at Moulmein

IMNA :  A Burmese battalion participated in a secret handover of weapons from the Karen Peace Front (KPF) led by Lieutenant Colonel Saw Lay War, based in Three Pagoda Pass (TPP), to Burmese troops.

The KPF handed over their arms to Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 283 to Colonel Thein Zaw without holding a ceremony of surrender, reported a source close to the Burmese army.

This source further explained that “the reason they secretly handed over their weapons was so that the Karen National Union (KNU) would not become aware of the KPF’s actions.” Lt. Col. Saw Lay War was captured for a few days last year by the KNU while the KPF was traveling to Nay Pyi Daw, Burma’s capitol to become part of the Border Guard Force (BGF).  More than 60 KPF members handed over more than 40 weapons on November 27th before the deadline set by the government to become part of the BGF. The Burmese army authorities kept it from KPF. Continue reading “Burmese government maintains silence on KPF surrender”

TPP:DKBA, Battalion No. 7 has combined with certain factions of the Karen National Union’s army the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Karen Peace Front (KPF).

November 10th, 2010

Jury Chai : Three Pagoda Pass (TPP) has been bombarded with refugees running from the conflict between Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), Battalion no. 907 and Burmese government troops [SPDC]. Thuzanabonkhay company and resident organizations have begun providing support for the refugees that have fled to the Thai side of the border.

While the fighting has displaced thousands of people, it has also created “trouble for the daily migrant workers [entering Thailand daily to work and returning to their homes in Burma after work], so we are helping them with foods and the water” said the supporting company.

This company has also committed to helping those refugees who are staying in the fields and different areas of TPP.

“Now the Thuzanabonkhay company is donating bags of rice, dessert, water and other supplies. Currently rations are running out, but many others have come here to donate,” said a member of Thuzanabonkhay.

Some of the ten thousand refugees who fled to the Thai side are now moving to other safe areas, like Sangkhlaburi, freeing up the already quite small area of TPP. This is a safeguard to the actual residents of TPP. The monks who were previously trying to protect the refugees on the Thai side are no longer capable of doing so, said a New Mon State Party (NMSP) member. Continue reading “TPP:DKBA, Battalion No. 7 has combined with certain factions of the Karen National Union’s army the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Karen Peace Front (KPF).”

ဒီေကဘီေအတပ္ဖြဲ႔ဝင္မ်ား၊ ေကအန္ယူထံ လာေရာက္ပူေပါင္း by KAOWAO news

ေနာ္ေဖါ (ၾသဂုတ္-၂၉)။    ။ ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရ၏ နယ္ျခားေစာင့္ ေျပာင္းလဲေရးေပၚလစီေၾကာင့္ စစ္အစိုးရႏွင့္ ပူးတြဲေနသည့္ ဒီေက ဘီေအေခၚ တိုးတက္ေသာကရင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာ တပ္မေတာ္သည္၊ ေကအန္ယူထံျပန္လည္ ပူးေပါင္းလာေနၾက ပါသည္။ ၄င္းပူး ေပါင္းလာသည့္ တပ္ဖြဲ႔ဝင္မ်ားသည္လည္း ၄င္းတို႔ကိုင္ေဆာင္ထားေသာ လက္နက္ခဲယမ္းႏွင့္ အတူ လာေရာက္ပူးေပါင္းေနျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။

ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၊ ဖားအံခရိုင္ ၊ ဖားအံၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ၊ ထို႔ေကာ္ကိုးေက်းရြာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေကာင္စီ တပ္ရင္း (၇ဝ၃) တပ္ခြဲ (၃)မွဴး က်ားေလးသည္ (၂၆-၈-၂ဝ၁ဝ) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ေကအန္ယူ တပ္မဟာ (၇) ႏွင့္လာ ေရာက္ပူးေပါင္းခဲ့သည္။

သူႏွင့္အတူ (AR) တစ္လက္ ၊ (AR) က်ည္ကပ္ အရွည္ (၄)ခု၊ က်ည္ဆံ (၂၁၁)ေတာင့္၊ ခါးဘိုင္း တစ္လက္ ၊ ခါးဘိုင္းက်ည္ကပ္အရွည္ (၂)ခု၊ က်ည္ဆံ (၈၇)ေတာင့္၊ (၃၈ –ဆုံလည္ေသနပ္အတို) က်ည္ဆံ (၄၉)လုံး ၊ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္စကားေျပာစက္ တစ္လုံး ကိုယူေဆာင္လာခဲ့သည္။ တစ္ရက္တည္းတြင္ ကရင္ျပည္ နယ္၊ ျမဝတီၿမိဳ႔နယ္ (BGF) တပ္သား ေစာဖိုးလယ္ (အသက္ ၄၂ႏွစ္)၊ ေက်ာအယ္ေဂ (အသက္ ၂၃ႏွစ္) ၊ေစာလားမူး (အသက္ ၃၄ႏွစ္)တို႔သည္ ေကအန္ယူတပ္ရင္း (၁ဝ၁)ႏွင့္လာေရာက္ပူးေပါင္းခဲ့သည္။

ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၊ ေကာ့ကရိတ္ခရိုင္၊ ၾကာအင္းဆပ္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႔နယ္ ၊ ၾကာအင္းဆိပ္ႀကီးၿမိဳ႔သစ္ (KPF) တပ္ရင္း (၂) တပ္ခြဲ (၂) မွ တပ္ၾကပ္ႀကီးေစာနီ (အသက္ ၂၃ႏွစ္) ၊ တပ္စိတ္မွဴး ေစာတကယ္ (အသက္ ၁၈ႏွစ္) ၊ တပ္သား ေစာဘီဒီဝို (အသက္ ၁၇ႏွစ္) ၊ တပ္သား ေစာခုနားတူး (အသက္ ၁၆ ႏွစ္) တို႔သည္ (၁၆-၈-၂ဝ၁ဝ) ရက္ေန႔ တြင္ေကအန္ယူ တပ္ရင္း (၁၇) ထံလာေရာက္ပူးေပါင္းခဲ့သည္။ သူတို႔ႏွင့္အတူ (AK) ၃-လက္၊ က်ည္ကပ္ ၃-ခု၊ က်ည္ဆံ (၇)လုံးကို ယူေဆာင္လာခဲ့သည္။

ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ ဒီေကဘီေအ တပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ားအျပင္ ဗိုလ္ေဌေမာင္ဦးေဆာင္သည့္ ကရင္ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေကာင္စီ သည္လည္း စစ္အစိုးရ၏ နယ္ျခားေစာင့္တပ္ဖြဲ႔စည္းေရးကို လက္မခံဘဲပယ္ခ်ခဲ့ပါသည္။

ဤသို႔ျဖင့္ စစ္အစိုးရ ႏွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းေနသည့္ကရင္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းအားလံုးသည္၊ ေကအန္ယူႏွင့္ လာေပါင္းၾကေတာ့မည္မွာ ဧကန္မုခ်ျဖစ္ ေပသည္။

ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕ေရႊေတာင္ၾကားေဂါက္ကလပ္အ၀င္ဂိတ္ by Kaowao News

ေမလ ၉ ရက္ညပုိင္းက ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕ေပၚ ဗုံးေပါက္ကြဲမႈသတင္းအခ်က္အလက္တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕အား လြဲမွားစြာေရးသားေဖၚျပခဲ့သည္ကုိ ယေန႔စစ္အစုိးရထုတ္သတင္းစာမ်ားတြင္ ဖတ္႐ွဳခဲ့ရသည္။

အဆုိပါဗုံးေပါက္ကြဲသည့္ေနရာအား “ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕အဝင္ ဂ်ပန္ေရတြင္းေက်းရြာ၌ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ေၾကာင္း” သတင္းစာမ်ားေဖၚျပခ်က္သည္ အဓိကလြဲမွားသည့္အခ်က္တစ္ခ်က္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႔၌ တာဝန္က်သူ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီအရာ႐ွိတစ္ဦးဆုိပါသည္။

အမွန္စင္စစ္ အခင္းျဖစ္ပြားသည့္ေနရာမွာ ထုိင္း-ျမန္မာႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံ နယ္ျခားဂိတ္စခန္းအနီး ဂ်ပန္ေရတြင္းဖက္သုိ႔ထြက္ခြာသူမ်ားကုိ စစ္ေဆးေသာ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ဂိတ္ေရွ႕၊ ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕ဧရိယာအတြင္း၌ ျဖစ္သည္ဟု မ်က္ျမင္ေတြ႔ခဲ့မ်ား ေျပာဆုိသည္။


သတင္းေဖၚျပပါ ဂ်ပန္ေရတြင္းေက်း႐ြာသည္ စစ္အစုိးရႏွင့္မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီ (၁၉၉၅) ခု၊ သေဘာတူညီခ်က္အရ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီထိန္းခ်ဳပ္နယ္ေျမျဖစ္သည္။ ယခုအခါ စစ္အစုိးရႏွင့္ ႏွစ္ဖက္တင္းမာေနမႈေၾကာင့္ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီတပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ား လုံၿခဳံေရးတုိးျမင့္ခ်ထားရာေဒသလည္း ျဖစ္သည္။

တဖန္စစ္အစုိးရ သတင္းစာေဖၚျပခ်က္တစ္ရပ္တြင္ “ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕ေန ေအာင္ေအာင္၊ အသက္(၄၁)ႏွစ္(ဘ) ဦးစိန္လြင္၊ ဆုိင္ကယ္တကၠစီေမာင္းသူအား ေကအင္န္ယူတပ္မဟာ(၆) အေကာက္တာဝန္ခံတစ္ဦးက မုိင္းေထာင္ေဖါက္ခြဲဖ်က္ဆီးေပးရန္ ေငြေပးေစခုိင္းခဲ့” သည္ဟု ေရးသားထားပါသည္။

ထုိစြပ္စြဲခ်က္နဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး တပ္မဟာ(၆) ေျပာခြင့္ရဗဒုိေစာထဲေနက “ဒီလုပ္ရပ္ဟာ ေကအင္န္ယူကလုပ္တာမဟုတ္ဘူး ဆုိတာကုိ အျခားကရင္လက္နက္က္ုိင္အဖြဲ႔ေတြေရာ မဟာမိတ္ေတြကပါ သိေနပါတယ္၊ သက္ေသနဲ႔တကြမိေနတာေတာင္မွ ေကအင္န္ယူပါလုိ႔ ေျပာရဲေသးတယ္” ထုိသုိ႔ေျပာၾကားပါသည္။
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Three Pagoda Pass bombing blows up in attackers’ faces

Three Pagoda Pass (TPP) residents report that the bombing of a Burmese military checkpoint last night in the Thailand-Burma border Township left its two perpetrators seriously injured. The pair has been taken into custody.

The explosion took place in front of a Burmese military check-point outside of TPP town, at 9:10 pm on the night of May 9th.  According to a New Mon State Party (NMSP) official, the two bombers, named Maung Phyu and Aung Aung, drove a motorbike into the “walk only” section of the checkpoint and attempted to throw explosives into the station as they passed by. The explosives missed their mark, and detonated too close to the vehicle, injuring both men. The two were immediately arrested by the battalion.

“The bombers were taken to the hospital for a few hours, and then transferred to Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 284’s base in TPP for investigation last night,” the NMSP official reported.

Maung Phyu lost his left hand and hurt his left thigh, while Aung Aung hurt his left flank, U Tin*, a TTP resident whose home is located nearby the explosion site, informed IMNA.

Sources in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that both Maung Phyu and Aung Aung are former members of the Karen Peace Front. Reportedly, Aung Aung was a former policeman from Hpa- an Township, Karen State, before he joined at KPF. Residents living around the bomb site reported to IMNA that the KPF has already refused responsibility for the bombing, claiming that both perpetrators had resigned from the group long before the events of last night.

The KPF is a Karen armed group that formerly functioned as the Karen National Liberation Army’s Brigade No. 6; in 1997 the leaders of the brigade surrendered to the Burmese military government. The group has subsequently remained loosely allied with the Burmese military and operates a number of road and river checkpoints in the Three Pagodas Pass area, and serves as a semi-administrative presence in the town.

*Editor’s Note: Name changed for security reasons.