Thaton Photo Set: Land Confiscation in Thaton Township, January – October 2015

Published date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This Photo Set shows the construction of a caustic soda factory in Thaton Township, Thaton District, in January 2015, and the completed factory in October 2015. The construction was carried out on land that had been confiscated from villagers.


Photo Set | Thaton Township, Thaton District (January – October 2015)

The following photos were taken by a community member in Thaton District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions. They are presented below, censored where necessary for security purposes.[1] The 16 photos below were received along with other information from Thaton District, including 124 other photos, one video clip, two situation updates, and four 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 Thaton 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.

[3] In total, there are 11 companies involved in the construction of the factory: 1) Mother Construction Company, 2) Yi Mun Pa Se Myay Company, 3) Kyaw Tha Company, 4) Sein Shway Hteik Tan Company, 5) Myanmar Ma Ha Tun Company, 6) Shway Sin Nan Taw Company, 7) Tun Tauk Nway  Kyel Company, 8) Tha Zin Nyein Company, 9) Nway Sin Hsan Thit Company, 10) KTK Electrical Engineering Company, and 11) Ka Ba Thein Company. For more information, please see “Thaton Situation Update: Thaton Township, January to February, 2015,” (October 2015)