Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyainseikgyi Township and Win Yay Township, January 201717th August 2017
This photo was taken on January 12th 2017 at a village head’s house in C--- village, Kwin K’saw Kyin village tract, Waw Raw Township, Dooplaya District. This photo shows the people who tried to solve the case which involved a motorbike crashing into a car. In the meeting, there were many people present, including the village tract leader, local community judge and two military policemen. These community members made their decision at a local level but a lot of villagers thought that this decision was not a fair and just decision because the car driver was not in the wrong, instead the motorbike driver was at fault. The car driver should not have to compensate the motorbike driver. The village tract leader made a decision that the car driver should pay 2,000,000 kyat [US$1475] to the motorbike driver as compensation but the car driver did not want to pay the amount of money because it [car accident] was not his fault. The village head, village tract leader and [local] military police said that as they sent the injured motorbike driver to a hospital and they looked after the injured people, the car driver should pay the cost of medical treatment which was 450,000 kyat [US $330] and car driver also has to pay an additional 1,650,000 kyat [US $1215]. At that time, the car driver said that he would not pay the compensation because he did not crash into the motorbike. However, he said that he will look after the injured people and he will pay the cost of medical treatment. Then, military police told him [car driver], “If you do not pay this time, you have to go to the court. If you are in the court, you will have to pay more than this time”. The military police threatened the car driver in this manner. Finally, the car driver paid the 1,650,000 kyat [US $1215] because it [the place where the decision was made] was too far from an urban area [where there is a lack of local authorities who he can complain to about the verdict]. However, this decision was not a right and just decision. [Photo: KHRG]
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- Last update: 18 August 2017
- Dooplaya District
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