Complaint Letter | Ler Doh Soh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District (March 2012)
Date: March 1st 2012
I, Ma A---, am 38 years old [and I] live in B--- village, Kyauk Me Taung village tract, Myitta sub-Township, Mergui-Tavoy District, Tanintharyi Region. [In 2004], the Myanmar Pongpipat Company Limited(MPC) obstructed the water [lake] to [enable them to] mine for metal in the agricultural land that is owned by my father U C---. [As a consequence of the obstruction], the water rose and the plants were destroyed.
Regarding the damage mentioned above, if [we] see [remember] the damage of the plantations in 2004, [they] paid 500,000 kyat (US $506.58) [as compensation]. However, because the water continued to rise more and more, [the area containing] 200 cashew plants, over 1,000 big and small areca palms, lime trees, mango trees, coconut trees and papaya trees flooded again.
As a consequence of this damage, I could not afford to continue sending my children to school, so they lost their education. Therefore, I am reporting this to the relevant [people, asking them] to provide assistance, as it is necessary.
The person who reports,
[Identification number censored for security] / Ta Wa Na (Naing) 1093708
- District governor office;
- No.2 Strategic Operations Commander office;
- Local news group;
- Local military security group;
- Myanmar Pongpipat Company Limited (MPC);
- Village governor office;
- Kyuak Me Taung police station;
- Karen ethnic minister office.