Tennasserim villagers launched the ‘Green Desert’ report on Thursday, calling for a Malaysian-backed palm oil project to be immediately suspended.
A pro-government Karen militia engaged a local rebel group in a shootout on Friday, in the most recent episode of unrest in Burma’s east.
Cross-border aid group Free Burma Rangers recently undertook a front-line mission to Iraq, where its team embedded with Kurdish forces fighting ISIS.
The Burmese army has continued operations to secure Karen State stretches of the Asian Highway, with the aid of local paramilitaries.
A police raid on a slot machine parlour in the Karen town of Myawaddy on Tuesday night ended in a shoot-out— with two hospitalised.
Watch as KHRG takes you into rural southeastern Burma, where forced land confiscation and environmental destruction is taking place under the backdrop of an increasing Burmese military presence.