The two photos above were taken on November 29th 2013, in A--- village, Htantabin Township, Toungoo District. These two photos show Tatmadaw soldiers, based in B--- village, on their way to Koh Day military camp. On November 18th 2013, they sent soldiers and two diggers to Koh Day military camp. When one of the diggers slid off the road and was unable to get back up, the soldiers asked villagers for help and the villagers assisted in pulling up the digger. When the Tatmadaw soldiers arrived at A--- village, they met with Toungoo District’s Operations Commander (G3) and discussed their travelling arrangements. [Photo: KHRG]
The above photos were taken on March 18th 2014, near Leik Tho Town, Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District. The photos show land that was confiscated by Light Infantry Battalion #603. The sign set up on the land, seen in the photo on the left, shows that the land was claimed by the Tatmadaw on December 27th 2010. The land was previously inhabited by villagers. Since the sign was put up, claiming the land as military land, the villagers dare not work on their land and it has caused livelihood difficulties for many of them. The area is currently being used for a military camp. [Photo: KHRG]
The top two photos were taken on February 6th 2015, in C--- village, Htantabin Township, Toungoo District. The photos show soldiers from Military Operations Command (MOC) #5 during a rotation with MOC #20. These photos were taken as soldiers drove 20 trucks through the village on their way to the camp. The bottom two photos were taken on December 1st 2014, in C--- village, Htantabin Township, Toungoo District. They show Tatmadaw soldiers during a rotation transporting rations to their frontline camp near D--- village. The Tatmadaw soldiers belong to camps that are under the control of MOC #5. When they were transporting their rations, the KHRG community member noticed that they had arranged for roadside security and that there were a large number of military trucks, which led the community member to suspect that they might also have been transporting heavy weapons. At the same time, they also came to repair the road. [Photo: KHRG]
The above two photos were taken on March 1st 2015, in Htantabin Township, Toungoo district, on the road that connects C---, E---, and B--- villages. These photos show government soldiers from the battalions under MOC #5 that are active in Toungoo District. The Tatmadaw soldiers were coming back after repairing the road in E--- village. The soldiers regularly use that road to transport rations and supplies. The photos were taken as they were coming back with a bulldozer and about 300 soldiers. [Photo: KHRG]
The two photos above, taken on March 19th 2015, show logging activities in F--- village and G--- village, Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District, as reported by a local community member. General Ko Ko from the Tatmadaw’s Southern Command Headquarters, confiscated land belonging to local civilians and land belonging to F--- village, H--- village, I--- village, in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo, on March 19th 2015 and gave it to the Thandaung Peace Group. The group is led by U Saw Pel Goh Moh and U Saw Kwe Moo. The government [Burma/Myanmar military] confiscated 1,350 acres of the local peoples’ land for the benefit of the Thandaung Peace Group’s family members to work on for their livelihoods, and did not offer any compensation. They gave at least five acres to each Thaundaung Peace Group soldier, and more to higher ranking officers. After receiving the lands, the Thaundaung Peace Group soldiers did not work on the lands but sold them to wealthy individuals who, in turn, took more land than they had bought. The wealthy people took local people’s land that was not confiscated, and cut down the trees to produce wood planks at the saw mill. When they were logging, they logged trees on the local people’s land and even though the local people complained to the Thaundaung Peace Group and another local group known as Nyein Chan Yay A’pweh (see footnote number 5), they did not solve the problem and shouted at the villagers and the villagers were not satisfied. [Photo: KHRG]
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- Last update: 13 September 2016
- Toungoo (Taw Oo) District
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