Residents of villages and wards in Hpa-an say they were recently forced by the army to undergo basic military training at Burma Army and Border Guard Force bases in the township. The camp was also attended by pro-military groups including the Pyusawhti militia and the Buddhist extremist Ma Ba Tha organization, participants allege. Locals said …
Police are looking for whoever planted an improvised explosive device that felled a banyan tree in an industrial zone in the Karen State capital.
A leading land rights proponent and NLD leader in Hpa-an was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his home in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The ten were part of more than 100 local villagers who attended a rally in Hpa-an on 25 August calling for the return of lands they allege were seized from them by the military government in 1986.
Two civilians were injured on Sunday when a passenger bus was hit by shrapnel from an explosive device in Myaing Gyi Ngu Village near the Karen State capital of Hpa-an.
More than a hundred farmers from nine villages in Hpa-an Township, Karen State, staged a rally on Monday demanding the return of lands they say were seized by the military many years ago.