KNU Statement on SPDC Military Campaign



KNU Statement on SPDC Military Campaign

The SPDC military clique did not suspend its military offensives even during the rainy season of 2007. It was carrying on its offensives while the Yellow Gold Color Mass Movement, led by the Buddhist monks was taking place, during September 2007. In the offensives, the SPDC army troops, in accordance with the SPDC policy, perpetrate the heinous crimes of arresting and killing innocent Karen civilians, plunder, destruction, forced relocation, forced labor and extortion of money.

Starting from the beginning of harvest time in October this year, the SPDC has increased the tempo of its military operations. At the present, the SPDC is intensifying military operations in the KNLA:

Brigade-1 area of Thaton District, after reinforcing its initial 7 battalions of troops with 7 new battalions from its MOC-19.

Brigade-2 area of Toungoo District, after reinforcing its initial 17 battalions with 17 battalions from its MOC-4, MOC-21 and MOC-10.

Brigade-3 area of Nyaunglaybin District, after reinforcing its initial 18 battalions with 14 battalions of troops from its MOC-21 and LID-33.

Brigade-4 area, after reinforcing the initial 13 battalions with 7 more battalions of troops from MOC-20.

Brigade-5 area of Papun District, after reinforcing the initial 23 battalions with 21 battalions of troops from MOC-16, LID-33 and LID-55.

Brigade-6 area of Dooplaya (Kawkareik) District, after reinforcing the initial 14 battalions with 10 more battalions of troops from MOC-8 and MOC-15.

Brigade-7 area after reinforcing the initial 12 battalions with 7 more battalions of troops from MOC-15.

In total, there are 187 SPDC army battalions, which are conducting military operations in the KNU base areas.

As usual, in the military operations, the SPDC troops regularly burn down villages, destroy the people’s orchards, plantations, harvests and rice barns – arrest, torture and execute innocent civilians – drive out the people from their homes and villages – loot properties and domestic animals such as cattle, pigs, hens etc. – extort cash, plant land mines in villages, forced people to live in concentration villages, commandeer trucks and bullock carts and forced thousands of people to work for them without pay.

These SPDC brutal military operations are a war of genocide. Thousands of villages are laid waste and the people have become virtually homeless as refugees. In the beginning of 2006, about 20,000 Karen people have become homeless about 3,000 had to flee to the border areas. At the present, thousands of Karen people have to flee for their lives again.

The current military campaign is in fact a genocidal war and it is diametrically opposed to the process of resolving the political problems by political means. For that reason, we, the KNU, issue this statement for all the people at home and the international community to know and to condemn the atrocious acts of the SPDC.

December 10, 2007
KNU Supreme Headquarters

Miss Universe Campaign

Miss Universe

Pamphlet Campaign

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Ashin Mettacara weblog

Miss Universe 2005

Natalie Glebova


Pamphlet Campaign


Miss Universe Campaign





Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova and

Thai Tannis Star and Paradorn Srichaphan





In Malaysia. Batu Caves/Hindu Temple and other places

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Ashin Mettacara weblog


Miss Universe Campaign

Ottawa (Dec. 7, 07) – The Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) learned that Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005, is visiting to Burma on December 17, 2007. She is reported to be acting as a jury for a Burmese beauty contest called “Ancient Beauty.” The trip could be her honeymoon as well, for she just wed to Thai Tennis Star Paradorn Srichaphan in Bangkok last week.

Women inside and outside of Burma are outrageous with this news and are requesting people in Canada to prevent the Miss Universe 2005 from visiting to Burma.

“The Burmese beauty contest is not for promoting and protecting Burmese women’s live and rights. This is just entertaining and comforting stage for Burmese military officials and their cronies who are rich,” said Kyaw Moe, a board member of Canadian Friends of Burma.

Natalie is well known for her HIV/AIDS awareness and humanitarian initiatives. However, a female Burmese activist and a member of 88 Generation Students Group noted that her trip to Burma is nothing to do with her humanitarian works.

“If Natalie’s visit would have been to help public sectors such as NGOs or UN, we have no reason to object,” said Thet Thet Htun, a student at Concordia University in Montreal.

You can express your disapproval of her trip to the office of Miss Universe Canada by calling at (647) 476-3681 or emailing

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB)
145 Spruce St. Suite 206
Ottawa, ON K1R 6P1
Tel: 613.237.8056
Cell: 613.297.6835
Fax: 613.563.0017