• Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:46
    Stolen tusks returned but suspected ‘hermit’ thief still at large
    Tak’s Umphang district chief Pratheep Photiam on Monday led a 10-member team of officials to collect sacred elephant tusks stolen from a Karen village in Umphang last week from Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) officers who helped to locate the stolen items.
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  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:08
    Stolen sacred elephant tusks to be returned to Thailand 
    Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) officers have told Thai authorities they will return to the Kingdom sacred elephant tusks stolen from a Karen village in Tak’s Umphang district.
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  • Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:42
    Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village
    A pair of centuries-old carved elephant ivory tusks stolen from a Karen village in Tak’s Umphang district has been found in Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) territory in Myanmar.
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  • Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:00
    1,000 Karen refugees flee
    Nearly 1,000 Karen refugees crowded Wat Miang Yee Kung in Myanmar’s Pha Ang province, opposite Tak’s Phob Phra district, following the Myanmar government’s crackdown on the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) faction led by Colonel San Aung, a source in
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  • Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:45
    1,000 Karen refugees flee fighting in areas across from Tak province
    Nearly 1,000 Karen refugees crowded Wat Miang Yee Kung in Myanmar’s Pha Ang province, opposite Tak’s Phob Phra district, following the Myanmar government’s crackdown on the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) faction led by Colonel San Aung, a source in
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  • Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:05
    Thousands flee Methawaw as clashes intensify
    Fighting between the Myanmar Border Guard Forces (BGF), along with the Tatmadaw, and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) in Methawaw, Kayin State, has intensified, according to local sources.
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  • Mon, 14 Mar 2016 01:00
    DKBA leader Na Kham Mwe dies of cancer
    MAJ-GENERAL Bo Nat Khann Mway, commander-in-chief of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, died yesterday from neck cancer at his residence in Pegu Township. The DKBA chief, known by several aliases including Na Kham Mwe, was 55 years old.
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  • Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:21
    Security tightens in Myawady following DKBA-border guard clashes
    YANGON - Security has been tightened at the exit and entrance of Myawady, a border town in Kayin State, following clashes between a splinter group from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops and the local Border Guard Force (BGF) in Kaunghmu Vil
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  • Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:00
    Only 12 ethnic armed groups to attend Panghsang summit
    Only 12 of Myanmar's ethnic armed forces will attend the 3-day peace-building summit in Panghsang region, Shan State, further casting doubt on the ceasefire agreement.
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  • Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:00
    Fighting shut down Asian Highway
    Another fighting with an armed ethnic group broke out last week. The fighting between government troops and members of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA)on March 11 led to the shutdown of a segment of Asian Highway under construction near Kawkar
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  • Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00
    Karen won't leave dam site
    Peace Council of the Karen National Union (KNU) told the press on Monday it will retaliate if government troops take any action in relation to the Hat Gyi dam project. The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) also backed KNU's stance.
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  • Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00
    Karen general boosts security after war of words with Chalerm
    The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has beefed up security around the residence of its commander-in-chief, Maj-General Saw Lah Pwe, after Thailand asked Myanmar for help in arresting him.
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  • Thu, 10 May 2012 00:00
    Seek help to nab Karen general: PM
    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday suggested the police ask Myanmar for help to arrest General Na Kha Muay, leader of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), who is wanted in Thailand for allegedly producing and trafficking narcotics.
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  • Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00
    Myanmar govt urged to clear up DKBA drug ring
    The ongoing war of words between those responsible for Thai anti-narcotics efforts and the senior leader of an armed Karen minority group would come to an end if the Myanmar authorities got involved and took care of the matter.
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  • Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00
    Karen army blocks borders after Chalerm's taunts
    The Foreign Ministry is negotiating with Myanmar's Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) after the group closed 12 border checkpoints from Tak to Kanchanaburi in retaliation of the government including a Karen leader's name on the list of drug offenders
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