The following report was prepared by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW), a coalition of six Karen organizations focused on the environment, women, youth, human rights and development issues. More information about KRW is provided on page 14.
This report is based on field interviews with local villagers and leaders of Karen armed groups, as well as media coverage of the recent conflict. It describes events that led to recent armed conflict between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the combined force of the Burmese Army (BA) and Border Guard Force (BGF) in Karen State. Next, the report gives a detailed account of clashes that occurred along the Salween River in Hpa-an and Hpapun (Mutraw) districts. […]November 7, 2014 | By Karen Rivers Watch | Tags: Border Guard Force, Burma Army, Burma Government, Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Environment, Hatgyi Dam, Human Rights Violations, IDPs, Karen Rivers Watch, Karen State, Royal Thai Government, Salween Dam | Read more >>
The Burmese Army has given an ultimatum to the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) to clear its troops from the west bank of the Salween River in an area where Chinese companies are planning a mega dam.
On March 26, the Burmese Northeast Regional Commander ordered SSA-N troops to move out immediately from east of the Tangyan-Mong Kao road or face attack. SSA-N had been permitted to operate in this area under their original 1989 ceasefire agreement as well as under their new 2012 peace agreement […]April 1, 2013 | By Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization | Tags: Ceasefire Negotiations, Salween Dam, Salween River, Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization, Shan State Army-North | Read more >>
Some 2,000 internally displaced people and villagers from the Wei Gyi area gathered on March 14 by the Salween riverbank to protest continued plans to construct six hydroelectric dams on the river.
The ceremony, which included prayer services by a Buddhist monk and a Christian pastor, was also attended by community leaders from Dawei, who themselves are resisting massive development projects in their area […]
Following recent heavy fighting in northern Shan State, all the planned Salween dam sites in Burma now lie directly in active conflict zones. The Salween Watch Coalition is therefore demanding an immediate halt to all plans […]April 28, 2011 | By Salween Watch | Tags: China, Salween Dam, Salween River, Salween Watch, Shan State, Thailand | Read more >>
The latest newsletter from the Salween Watch coalition gives an update on the Thai Prime Minister’s directive to study the impacts of the Hatgyi Dam, a new agreement on the upper Kunlong dam, and China’s plans to build seven new dams in eastern Shan State on tributaries of the Salween and Mekong rivers. There is […]March 15, 2010 | By Salween Watch | Tags: Hatgyi Dam, Kunlong Dam, Mekong River, Salween Dam, Salween River, Salween Watch | Read more >>