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31 Aug 2018 description

This Interview with Saw Q--- describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District, between 2012 and 2017, including information on land confiscations, stone mining, land confiscation, dam construction, displacement and village agency strategies.

  • Since 2000, land confiscations are on the rise because of corporate development projects.

  • Local civilians have become internally displaced due to land confiscations and the flooding in the aftermath of hydropower dam construction.

28 Jul 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik townships, Dooplaya District between January and March 2018. It includes information on refugee repatriation, development, Tatmadaw military activities, health and education.

  • At the beginning of 2018, additional housing was built for repatriated refugees in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships. However, many refugees are worried about the risk of conflict in Dooplaya District.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kleh Muh Htee [village tract], K’ser Doh Township and M’saw [village tract], Ler Muh Lah Township, Mergui-Tavoy District. It includes information about the health conditions of internally displaced people (IDPs), corporal punishment in local schools, lead mining, drug use, logging and land confiscations.

  • Teachers in K’Ser Doh Township have been giving out corporal punishments to their students, raising concerns in the local community.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyonedoe and Kyainseikgyi townships, Dooplaya District between January and April 2018. It includes information on access to education, military activities and agribusiness.

  • In 2018, the Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #284 strengthened its military camp. It also built a helicopter landing pad on top of Kalee Hkee hill, Noh Taw Pla village tract, Kyainseikgyi Township.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between December 2016 and February 2017. It includes information on Tatmadaw military activities, land administration and water contamination due to gold mining in a local river.

  • In December 2016, Tatmadaw officers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) # 434 demanded five bowls of rice for every acre of agricultural land owned by the local community. The local farmers all refused to give in to the Tatmadaw’s demands.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Interview with Naw A--- describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2016 and November 2017. It includes information about internal displacement, the killing of civilians and landmines. It also provides local perspectives on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), peace, women’s issues, education and healthcare.

27 Jul 2018 description

The Interview with Saw G--- describes events that occurred in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District, in February 2018. The celebration of Karen National Day was disrupted because the Tatmadaw did not allow for the statue of the Karen leader Saw Ba U Gyi to be publicly displayed.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Interview with the village tract head Saw J--- describes events that occurred in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District, during the month of January 2018. It includes information about abuse of power by a Karen National Liberation Army soldier, instances of forced labour, problems regarding a reserved forest, and development projects.

27 Jul 2018 description

This Incident Report describes a case of arbitrary land confiscation by the Ka Ma Maung town administrator Saw Tha Klo Htoo. It occurred on May 14th 2017 in Section #2 (also known as Ohne Daw Section), Ka Ma Maung Town, Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District. 107 acres of land were confiscated from the local community, affecting many Muslim households. The land was then divided into plots 60 feet long and 40 feet wide, and sold for 300,000 kyat [US $224.15 USD][1] a plot.

26 Jul 2018 description

This Interview with Naw A--- describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2016 and November 2017. It includes information about internal displacement, the killing of civilians and landmines. It also provides local perspectives on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), peace, women’s issues, education and healthcare.

15 Jul 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun (Mu Traw) District during the period between March and May 2017, including information about recent military activity, a protest organised by internally displaced people, landmines, education, and health.

22 Jun 2018 description

This Incident Report describes Tatmadaw military activities that occurred in Lu Thaw Township in January 2018. They include: strengthening army camps, enlarging territory, and sending rations, trucks and backhoes with the stated objective of expanding the military operation road in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District. This occurred without Tatmadaw receiving prior permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and local civilians.

Incident Report | Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District (January 2018)

19 Jun 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Ler Doh Soh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District during the period between October 2016 to October 2017, including information relating to land confiscation, military activities, education, healthcare, development and livelihoods.  

19 Jun 2018 description

This Interview with Naw H--- describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2015 and 2017, including information about drugs, gambling, sexual assault and rape, arbitrary killing, education and health.

18 Jun 2018 description

This Incident Report describes an event that occurred on March 4th 2018, during which Tatmadaw forces indiscriminately fired mortars into local villages in Lu Thaw Township. This incident occurred because the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and local community forbid the construction of a road planned by the Tatmadaw.

Incident Report | Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District (March 2018)

18 Jun 2018 description

On April 5th 2018, Saw O Moo was murdered by Tatmadaw forces on the edge of Htee Hsee Hta Plaw [also known as T'Ree Plaw] farm area, Ler Mu Plaw village tract, Lu Thaw Township. He was on his way back home from a meeting to organise humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs). Until now, the Tatmadaw has refused to allow his family to retrieve his body and bury it according to the traditional Karen way.

06 Jun 2018 description

This Incident Report describes how the Border Guard Force (BGF) armed group led by Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Maung Na forced Saw Z--- from Y--- village, T’Kwee Kla village tract, in Hlaingbwe Township to serve as a navigator (guide) in the period between October and November 2017. This was dangerous for Saw Z--- due to the presence of landmines in the area and the risk of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) splinter group attacking. Since Saw Z---did not have time to secure his family’s livelihood, his family faced food shortages and health challenges while he was away.

30 May 2018 description

This Incident Report describes how the Border Guard Force (BGF) armed group led by Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Maung Na forced Saw Z--- from Y--- village, T’Kwee Kla village tract, in Hlaingbwe Township to serve as a navigator (guide) in the period between October and November 2017. This was dangerous for Saw Z--- due to the presence of landmines in the area and the risk of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) splinter group attacking.

25 May 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District during the period between February and March 2018, including information about fighting, internal displacement, education, health and livelihoods challenges.

  • The Tatmadaw have been reconstructing a military road in Karen National Union (KNU) territory between Ler Mu Plaw and Kay Pu village tracts since November 2017 without permission from local civilians or KNU authorities.

24 May 2018 description

This Field Report describes events occurring in Thaton District, southeast Myanmar between January 2016 and December 2017. It includes information submitted by KHRG community members on a range of human rights violations and other issues important to the local community including the military situation in the post-ceasefire period, development projects, drug usage, ethnic and religious discrimination, and violence because of conflicts about land use.