A human rights group in Karen State is calling for the demilitarisation of former conflict areas to ensure that Burma’s ongoing peace process is “stable and long lasting”.
A recent report indicating that Canadian and Burmese officials are discussing future military cooperation has raised alarm bells.
Saw Kyaw Thet and Saw San Aung’s renegade faction has frequently engaged in armed clashes against Burmese government forces in recent years.
Life in a refugee camp is never easy, but for many who have lived in Mae La Oon for much of their life, the thought of leaving brings anxieties of its own.
Five civilians were reported injured after DKBA troops allegedly attacked a Border Guard Force in Karen State’s Kawkareik Township on Wednesday.
In his opening speech at today’s event, KNU Chairman Gen. Mutu Say Poe said that all the ethnic armed groups share one vision – building a federal union that can guarantee genuine peace.