DKBA renegades detonated roadside explosives by remote control as the 118th Light Infantry Battalion was on patrol. The Karen rebels then ambushed them.
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Key positions in Burmese border town seized by breakaway Karen troops following allegations that Burmese army threatened voters at gunpoint
Battalions in breakaway Democratic Karen Buddhist Army faction are reordered in preparation for possible assault by Burmese forces
Renegade DKBA commander assertive as he tells DVB from the front line that faction is prepared for guerilla war across Burma if the Burmese army continues its ‘offensive’
Karen renegades say they are destroying ‘conspiracies planned against us’ as heavy fighting forces Payathonzu residents to flee
A convoy carrying two senior Burmese govt officials recently ambushed by the DKBA near the border town of Myawaddy
Singaporean companies allegedly looking at involvement in controversial shale gas and oil project in Burma’s volatile eastern Karen state
UN says that repatriation of Karen refugees unlikely to happen soon as fighting continues further south in Payathonzu
Deaths reported in Myawaddy as violence spreads across the border into Thailand, while refugees seen fleeing to safety
Mixed messages about voter turnout emerging but many describe today’s atmosphere as low-key, with Rangoon streets quiet