At the end of April 2012, Tatmadaw Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #1014 confiscated 500 acres of villagers' land in Meh K'Na Hkee village tract, Hpa-an Township, in Thaton District. Villagers reported that one of the BGF advisers, named U Han Soe, had cooperated with two domestic companies to establish a rubber plantation and a teak plantation on the confiscated land. Villagers told the community member, who prepared the reports, that the company names are Thein Lay Myaing and Shwe Than Lwin. The villagers reported that the BGF accepted bribes from Thein Lay Myaing and Shwe Than Lwin companies. On April 25th 2012, Battalion #1014 required each household in the area to clear the plantation land that the companies owned. That work took the villagers three weeks to complete and no wages were paid. Because of the confiscation, villagers now lack sufficient land to graze their livestock and farm crops. The community member anticipates that the villagers will face food shortages in the coming years.
In Kyon Mon Thweh village tract, the BGF Battalion #1014 Noh Hpoh Moh Camp Commander, Moe Nyo, called a meeting with the village leaders from H---, B---, Y---, X--- and W--- villages on May 29th 2012. At the meeting, Commander Moe Nyo issued an order demanding five civilians from each of villages to be selected to serve as soldiers in a newly formed militia. Those who attended the meeting were required to sign a pledge that they would provide the requested number of civilians. The militia is an anti-insurgency group, called a Thaung Kyan Thu Sant Kyin Yay A Hpwe. Although the order for service was compulsory, villagers could avoid it if they paid Battalion #1014 50,000 kyat (US $58.07) each month for the expense of hiring a soldier. Villagers reported to the community member that paying this amount is not feasible, and those who wish to avoid service have had no choice but to serve or flee their homes. In the past, when such orders were made, several villagers did in fact flee the area in order to avoid serving in the militia.