These photos were taken by an A--- villager on June 6th and 7th 2012 in between K’Ter Tee and Baw Kyoh Leh villages, which are in K’Ter Tee and Noh Hpaw Htee village tracts. According to the villager, BGF Battalion #1013 will build their shelter and work place in this area, and it will damage villagers’ rubber plantations, cashew plantations and farms. As can be seen in the fourth photo, a plastic rope was hung in the villagers’ plantation to designate the land for the military compound, reportedly placed there by a BGF soldier. On June 8th 2012, the BGF #1013 battalion commander ordered an A--- villager to meet with the battalion regarding the plantations and farms that were to be confiscated for the military base. According to the KHRG community member, the two BGF commanders in charge of this project are Major Hla Kyaing and Major Htu Lu (from Baw Kyoh Leh army base). The individual in charge of organising the construction is U Ha Than. In response, the KNU prohibited the BGF from building the army base. According to the community member, the risk of ongoing construction is that the KNLA might engage in an armed attack if this project is not terminated. The local community is deeply concerned about such armed conflict, as they believe that the BGF will continue to build its army base until it has been successfully completed. [Photos: KHRG]
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- Last update: 24 June 2014
- Hpapun (Mutraw) District
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