Toungoo Photo Set: Militarisation in Thandaunggyi Township, December 2014 to February 2015

Published date:
Thursday, October 8, 2015

This Photo Set depicts events and issues in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District reported to KHRG between December 2014 and February 2015, including militarisation, land confiscation, as well as military activity by both the Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Villagers report being concerned regarding the Tatmadaw’s resupply of rations into remote areas of Thandaunggyi Township during the ceasefire period, as well as the Burma/Myanmar government’s prioritisation of the construction and repair of roads used by the military over other public roads.

Photo Set | Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District (December 2014 to February 2015)

The following photos were taken by a community member in Toungoo District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor local human rights conditions. They are presented below, censored where necessary for security purposes.[1] The eight photos below were received along with other information from Toungoo District, including 396 other photos, a general update on the situation in Toungoo District, five incident reports and 21 interviews.[2]


[1] KHRG trains community members in southeast Burma/Myanmar to document individual human rights abuses using a standardised reporting format; conduct interviews with other villagers; and write general updates on the situation in areas with which they are familiar.

[2] This Photo Set was compiled by KHRG office staff and is based on information from a community member from Toungoo District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor local human rights conditions. In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in southeast Burma/Myanmar, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorised by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s website.