#Burma #Myanmar #Families #flee #KNU #recruitment

Karen National Union (KNU) recruitment has forced more than 300 families to flee their homes in Hlaignbwe Township, Kayin State.

Up to 2,300 people from 13 villages in the township have fled to Myaing Gyi Ngu region, in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

A refugee from Thawkalelhta village in Hlaignbwe said: “Refugees fleeing the war have moved to Myaing Gyi Ngu. It’s disappointing to have armed conflict again in the war-torn region. Everyone wants peace. But the KNU is now using force to recruit. It’s for war. We can’t get food, education and health care for our children. What is good about more fighting?”

A refugee named Saw Faw De says he arrived in Myaing Gyi Ngu on September 24 trying to flee from forced recruitment in Hpapon District. He said was told to pay Ks5 million or serve in the KNU or face the detention of one of his relatives.

The acting Kayin chief minister, U Saw Win Htain, is planning to visit the refugees today. credit eleven media myanmar


Refugees in Myaing Gyi Ngu on October 5 (Photo-EMG)

!! #BURMA #FB #FAKE #MONKS #Township #Sangha #Sayadaws

3 villagers dressed as “Monks” drinking and dancing during waterfestival have been called by Township Sangha Sayadaws. Buddhist Burmese community get outcry over on Facebook posted images of the 3 villagers.


To Minbu District Governor General and local authorities
Township of Religious Affairs Officer

#Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) #fought #against #Burma #Army for #two #days #STATEMENT #TWO

Update on Situation in Ta’ang Region
February 3, 2015

As Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) suffered heavy casualty, 3 jet fighters came in as reinforcement to support the offensive.

Battles taking place near Mogoke Town and Pateela village started at 0945 hours, and went on well after dusk. As Myanmar side suffered heavy casualty, 3 helicopter gunships came in at about 1800 hours, as a reinforcement. At the same time 3 jet fighters came in and parked on the
airstrip at Momeik to assist.

Moreover, troops from units based at Mogoke, Momeik and the foothill of Mandalay Hill came to assist in the battles.

News and Information Department
3rd February, Breaking News

A battle took place near Pantila village in Migoke Township, Ta’ang Region between the TNLA and Myanmar Army troops, starting from 0945 hours until the time of this report.

Update: Myanmar aircraft attacked also on Hsainglein and Shwe Nyaungbin villages.

Reinforcements of over 300 Myanmar troops from Momeik-Molon side and over 300 from Momeik- Khunka side marched towards the area where a battle was taking place.

News and Information Department
February 2, 2015

Troops from Battalion-717, under TNLA Brigade-2, and Myanmar troops from IB-223 clashed near Shwe Nyaungbin and Shwe Thaya villages in Momeik Township, from 0840 hours to
1700 hours.

In the clash, not less than 9 Myanmar troops were killed and one killed on the TNLA side.

News and Information Department
February 1, 2015

More fierce battles between TNLA and Myanmar troops – A battle took place on Namtsan-Panlon highway between troops from Battalion-773, under TNLA Brigade-3, and Myanmar troops fromDivision77.Two were killed on Myanmar side and no casualty
on TNLA side.

News and Information Department

4th Feb, 2015
1) Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) fought against Burma Army for two days while TNLA was on an opium-eradication mission on the border between Mogoke and Mongmit townships on Feb 2 and Feb 3, 2015.Because of the clash 2 students and 3 villagers were seriously wounded, and more than 2000 from five Ta’ang villages, and other Lishaw and Chinese villages fled to the mountainous areas near the towns.
2) Because of that fighting, some ethnic villages near the battle have been totally abandoned and the schools in them are now closed. So the government must try to ensure that these schools are reopened because just a few days are left for students to study and sit the final exam and the ongoing fighting will be threatening their education. Given that, the government must stop the offensive targeting civilians and take responsibility for the 2 wounded students.
3) More than 1000 government soldiers from bases in Mogoke and Mongmit and Mandalay Hill, as well as 2 gunships and 1 fighter jets are now used in the offensive and there have been heavy causalities on both sides.
4) We denounce the brutal and indiscriminate use of force by Burma Army because it violates the Geneva Conventions that prohibit against utilizing armed helicopters, heavy weapons such as artillery, and excessive manpower and firepower.
5) Such kind of using excessive force is all the more inappropriate in the current situation , when President Thein Sein has publicly shown willingness to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement on Feb 12 , 2015. So we, Ta’ang Women Organization and Ta’and Student and Youth Union, condemn the use of heavy military power such as armed helicopters during large-scale offensives that prevent the signing of ceasefire agreement and peace process.
6) So we demand the following
• The government stop immediately and absolutely the full-scale offensive
• The government stops immediately and absolutely the use of fighter jets, gunships, and rockets during civil war with ethnic groups.
• The government cooperates with the public in eradication of opium and other narcotics
as a national priority
• The government take responsibility of the welfare, education and resettlement of the war refugees
Ta’ang Women Organization – TWO
Ta’ang Students and Youth Union-TSYU
1. DD Poe Kyein (TWO) 09-6718218
2. Lway Poe Kyein Kee (TWO) 09-252325799
3. Mai Myo Aung (TSYU) 09-91051695
4. Mai Thein Zaw (TSYU) 09-47214717

TWO & TSYU’s Joint Statement on Stop the brutal offensive in English

#MYANMAR #BURMA #government #troops #not #allowing #Hpakant #Ginsi #villagers to #leave the #conflict #zone

The Burmese government troops not allowing Hpakant Ginsi villagers to leave the conflict zone. Villagers are held hostages by the government soldiers and being used as a human shield. The convoy came to help them out but turned away by the rifle toting government soldiers. Now the villagers are short on food supplies and trapped.cr. KACHIN VOICE

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#Burmese #Armies #continued to #deny #civilians to #leave from #War #zone since January 14

Burmese Armies continued to deny civilians to leave from War zone since January 14, 2015, around (1400) civilians ,including hundreds of Chinese citizens are being trapped inside recently renewed brutal armed conflict zone between KIA and Burmese Military in Phakant Kachin State, Myanmar. Civilians are being terrorized or tortured by Burmese Armies and also used as human shields.Problem to deliver food to the villagers.
As Intensive fighting continue between Burmese Armies and KIA (Kachin Independent Army), mostly suffered are innocent civilians, around 4000 civilians are recently displaced and are urgently in need of basic needs and helps at Phakant, Kachin State, Myanmar.

#BURMA #MEC #fence #continues to #prevent #labourers #from #crossing #river into #Yangon


Friday, 21 November 2014  Over 80 high school students gathered yesterday to protest against the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), a military-owned company that has constructed a fence around Oo Mya Ngar Sin Port in Ahlone Township, blocking their way to school.



The students are from Oo Mya Ngar Sin Gyaung Wine Gyi and Gyaung Wine Lay villages, which are located across the Yangon River from Ahlone Township.
Construction of the fence began at around midnight on November 8. It surrounds the port and the street leading to No.7 Basic Education High School, Ahlone.
Although the authorities have arranged negotiations between students and the MEC, the students’ parents are not satisfied because the fence continues to prevent labourers from using the port. Many labourers make their livelihoods by crossing the river into Yangon daily.
“We have to work daily for our living. The students have to go along the street on their way to school. The headmistress and officials from MEC said this morning that only the students can use the street, not the labourers. We can give the students education if only we earn the money for the living. If they don’t let us use the street, the students will not attend school,” a student’s mother said.
The port and the street, which is 20 feet wide and 1,800 feet long, were opened by the Yangon regional government on May 6, 2014, according to boat drivers. With the closing of the port, this is the sixth time the boat drivers in the area have had change their routes into the city.
On the morning of November 20, the school headmistress issued a warning saying that students who miss lessons for three days will be dismissed from the school. The headmistress also instructed students not to let absentees copy lessons, according to a parent.
Yesterday afternoon, officials from district administrator’s office came to remove the fence temporarily to let students attend school, and they said they will negotiate in the event of future complications. But the students’ parents were not satisfied, and negotiations did not succeed.
Students sang the national anthem and other patriotic songs at their protest against the fence. Some charity organizations distributed food and drinks at the protest.
Authorities posted signboards announcing that the Gyaung Wine Lay ferry port has moved to Maung Lay creek at the instruction of Yangon regional government and urged people to use that port only.

ELEVEN MEDIA -photcr. nay myo zin

#Burma #Myanmar #army #killing #shan #villagers -#warning #graphics


During the first half of November, pictures of “Myanmar government troops killing two villagers in Ke See” have been spreading on the internet. These were pictures of Nong Khio-based government troops killing two villagers from Pang Ze village, Ke See township, central Shan State in 2011, according to local sources.

On August 10, 2011 the Nong Khio based Burma Army LIB 114 under the command of Battalion 55 based in Kalaw, Southern Shan State, carried out a major offensive targeting the bases of the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) around Ta Pha Saung, Ke See township. During their military operation, they found a villager called Loong Mon by a stream and killed him. After that, they arrested another village, Sai Tun Khin, tied him to a tree and killed him by slitting his throat, according to one of the local villagers.

“The day that they were arrested and killed was on August 10th 2011. One of the Burmese soldiers from the group that had returned from seizing the SSPP/SSA base came to that village and asked the villagers to go and check whether the man that was killed was one of their villagers or not. That Burmese soldier said: the man said he was from this village, but when we asked him the name of the head monk of this village temple, he couldn’t tell us. So our commanding officer said he is a Shan soldier and on his orders that man was killed,” said a local leader who prefers to remain unnamed.

After the Burma Army troops left the village, the villagers and the local monks went to collect the two villagers’ dead bodies and buried them, conducting a religious ceremony. Continue reading “#Burma #Myanmar #army #killing #shan #villagers -#warning #graphics”

#သတင္းေထာက္ကုိပါႀကီးကုိသတ္ျဖတ္တာလူေတြသိတယ္ #Warning: #Graphic #Picture

ရွမ္းျပည္မွာအဲလုိမ် ဳိ းဗမာ့တပ္မေတာ္ကအျပစ္မဲ့ျပည္သူေတြကုိဘယ္ေလာက္သတ္ခဲ့ၿပီးၿပီလဲ cr.
Tai Mee Murng



11/10/2014 During firefight between Government Army and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army  DKBA Villagers  fled outside the town of myawaddy fled into Thai side 27.september 2014.
On September 29, fighting broke out between the Burma Army and DKBA troops from Company #3 under Klo Htoo Wah Tactical Command. Villagers in the area said that the fighting last about 20 minutes and included both small and heavy weapons. Villagers from Laung Kaing, Thamain Dut, Winka and Tihu Than are frightened by the fighting. Villagers said that around 200 soldiers are now stationed in their region. Villagers said that they now coming under scrutiny from the government troops and are being question about their allegiances to armed groups.

BY – Author: Karen News October 10, 2014


Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and Burma Army Fighting spreads Throughout Karen State

Fighting occurred between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Burma Army on October 10, forcing Karen villagers to flee.


The latest armed clashes broke out at around 10am between the DKBA and the government’s army at Kaung Mu village in Kawkareik Township.

Sources from the DKBA’s liaison office in Kawkareik said that the fighting lasted about an hour. The fighting involved soldiers from the DKBA’s Klo Htoo Wah Tactical Command and the Burma Army under the Military Operation Command (MOC) #12. Continue reading “#MYANMAR #BURMA #THAILAND #VILLAGERS #fled #during #clash”

#Myanmar #Burma # တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕အမိန္႔ကို ဖီဆန္ၾကၿပီလား



” တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕အမိန္႔ကို ဖီဆန္ၾကၿပီလား ”
တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕အမိန္႔ကို ဖီဆန္ၾကတာလား။
ဆင္းရဲသားနင္းျပား ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားေတြကို လိမ္လည္လွည့္
တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္က ေဒသခံေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္
ေျပလည္ေအာင္ ေဆြးေႏြးညွိႏႈိင္းရန္ သက္ဆိုင္ရာတပ္ရင္းတပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ားထံ
ညႊန္ၾကားထားေၾကာင္း သိရေသာ္လည္း၊ ေဒသခံေက်း႐ြာသူေက်း႐ြာသားမ်ား
ပိုမိုဒုကၡေရာက္ေစရန္ သက္ဆိုင္ရာတပ္ရင္းတပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ားက တမင္ႀကံ႐ြယ္လုပ္
ေဆာင္ေနသည္မွာ ထင္ရွားလွသည္။
အမွတ္(၁)ခဲယမ္းမီးေက်ာက္တပ္သည္ ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕၊ သာယာကုန္းေက်း႐ြာ
အုပ္စုမွ ေက်း႐ြာေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားပိုင္ လယ္ယာေျမဧက(၅၈၀၀)
ေက်ာ္ကို အဓမၼသိမ္းဆည္းထားၿပီးေနာက္ ျပန္မေပးေသးသည့္အျပင္၊
သံုးမိုင္နီးပါးအရွည္ရွိသည့္ အုတ္တံတိုင္းစည္း႐ိုး ကာရံလိုက္သျဖင့္
ေက်း႐ြာသူေက်း႐ြာသားမ်ား အလြန္ဒုကၡေရာက္လ်က္ရွိပါသည္။
အုတ္တံတိုင္းစည္း႐ိုးသည္ ေက်း႐ြာအ၀င္အထြက္လမ္းမ်ားအားလံုးကို
ပိတ္ဆို႔လိုက္သည္ျဖစ္၍၊ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားႏွင့္ကေလးငယ္မ်ားသာမက၊
ေက်ာင္းသူေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားပါ အုတ္တံတိုင္းစည္း႐ိုးကို ၀ါးေလွကားျဖင့္
ခက္ခက္ခဲခဲ ေက်ာ္ျဖတ္သြားလာေနရပါသည္။ အဆိုပါ ၀ါးေလွကားေလးကိုပင္
မၾကာခန လာေရာက္ခုတ္ျဖတ္ ဖ်က္ဆီးေလ့ရွိေသးသည္။
သံုးမိုင္နီးပါးအရွည္ရွိသည့္ ထိုအုတ္တံတိုင္းစည္း႐ိုးေၾကာင့္
ေက်ာင္းသားငယ္ေလးမ်ားသည္ အဆိုပါအုတ္တံတိုင္းကို
ခက္ခက္ခဲခဲ ေက်ာ္ျဖတ္ရသည့္အျပင္၊ ႏွစ္မိုင္နီးပါးေ၀းေသာ
မူလတန္းေက်ာင္းေလးသို႔ ႏွစ္နာရီၾကာမွ် ေျခလ်င္ေလွ်ာက္၍
သက္ဆိုင္ရာ တာ၀န္ရွိသူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ တာ၀န္ရွိသလို
အျမန္ဆံုး အေရးယူေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးသင့္ပါသည္။
က်မတို႔ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢအေနျဖင့္လည္း
သက္ဆိုင္ရာတာ၀န္ရွိပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ားထံသို႔ မၾကာမီတြင္ တရား၀င္
တင္ျပေတာင္းဆို သြားမည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ CR.Su Su Nway