Mergui-Tavoy Short Update: K’Ser Doh Township, June 2015

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Mergui-Tavoy Short Update: K’Ser Doh Township, June 2015

Published date:
Thursday, July 14, 2016

This Short Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in June 2015, including logging and gold mining.

  • Wealthy individuals, Tha Yet Chaung forest administrators, village tract administrators and village heads started to conduct logging in Kyaw Khay Toh Praw large area in June 2015 permitted by the Burma/Myanmar government from Nay Pyi Taw without consulting with local residents.
  • Tha Yet Chaung forest administrators reserved forest nearby Htee Khay and Yay Pya villages and then started logging. Some villagers’ lands were marked as reserved forest land but administrators did not consult with them before the project was implemented.
  •  An unknown Chinese Company conducted mineral mining at Ba Wa Pin Mountain causing water pollution.     

Footnotes

[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.  When writing situation updates, community members are encouraged to summarise recent events, raise issues that they consider to be important, and present their opinions or perspective on abuse and other local dynamics in their area.

[2] 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.