Toungoo Situation Update: Thandaunggyi Township, March to May 2017


This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between March and May 2017, including education, healthcare, livelihoods, development projects, military activity and researcher’s opinion.

  • From March to May 2017, regarding the educational situation in Thandaunggyi Township,
    Toungoo District, in local areas there were not enough teachers, school materials or supplies to allow everyone access to educational opportunities. Students also have to deal with the absence of teachers and a poorly planned school system.

  • Patients were treated with expired medication at the hospital in Thandaunggyi Town,
    Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District after Burma/Myanmar government health workers distributed expired medication to the medical staff.

  • Chang Mya Way Si Company’s road construction in 2016 damaged multiple villagers’ plantations in Leik Pyar Gyi village, Leik Pyar Gyi village tract, Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District. A year later the company has yet to compensate for the damage to villagers’ possessions. They also underpaid a local villager who worked for the company and plotted the route of the road.

  • In March 2017 the Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion #599 Commander, under command of MOC #13, went to a young woman’s house and drank beer without paying for it. No one dared to tell him to go back to the camp even though the young woman felt at risk.