This photo was taken by a KHRG community member on October 8th 2013 in Thaundaunggyi Town, Toungoo District. This photo shows troops from the Tatmadaw Southern Command headquarters transporting rations with 20 trucks straight to Taw Poh camp where Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #930 is based. The villagers who live in that area were surprised and concerned about what might happen next, because they felt that the Tatmadaw were transporting more rations then they need. [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken by a KHRG community member on March 21st 2013 in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District. These are photos of Light Infantry Division (LID) #66 coming to Buh Hsa Hkee army camp. According to a KHRG community member, LID #66 sent a lot of food to the area. As pictured, LID #66 sent not only food, but also two bulldozers to use for military purposes. [Photos: KHRG]
The first photo was taken by a KHRG community member in November 2013 and shows the Tatmadaw transporting horses to the frontlines with a truck. The second photo was taken in December 2013 and illustrates how the Tatmadaw would send rations with horses in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District. [Photos: KHRG]
This photo was taken by a KHRG community member in November 2013 in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District. This photo shows Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #434’s army base, situated in between Way Hsah and T’Koh Teh villages. According to the KHRG community member, this army base was originally fenced with bamboo and barbed-wire, but in the beginning of 2013, the camp was strengthened and fenced with bricks and cement. [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken by a KHRG community member on January 13th 2014, in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District. These are photos of boats that transport rice sacks and other things for the Tatmadaw. They are a full years rations for the Burmese soldiers to consume in 2014; they asked the villagers to transport the rations, in exchange for pay. Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #555 was based in Meh Pre Hkee camp and Hkoo Thoo Hta camp from 2013 to 2014 and Infantry Battalion (IB) #96 is based in Waw Mu camp, Kay Kaw camp and Meh Way camp. Forced labour, arbitrary taxation and asking for porters by the Tatmadaw have reduced significantly. The Tatmadaw soldiers who live in Wah Mu camp, Kay Kaw camp, Meh Way camp and Hku Thu Hta asked the village heads to arrange the boats pictured to transport their rations, which will supply them for a year. The villagers who have boats did it. The Tatmadaw soldiers provided fuel and boat propellers for the villagers who participated, and the villagers were very happy. Some boat owners said that the Tatmadaw soldiers were becoming more and more friendly. In the past, the Tatmadaw forced the villagers to transport things and the villagers were very fearful of them. Cases of forced labour and arbitrary taxation have reduced following the ceasefire and the villagers view this as a positive development. [Photos: KHRG]
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