Hpapun and Hpa-an Situation Update: Bu Tho, Dwe Lo and Hlaingbwe Townships, Hpapun and Hpa-An Districts (March to May 2015)

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Hpapun and Hpa-an Situation Update: Bu Tho, Dwe Lo and Hlaingbwe Townships, Hpapun and Hpa-An Districts (March to May 2015)

Published date:
Friday, October 6, 2017

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bu Tho, Dwe Lo and Hlaingbwe Townships, Hpapun and Hpa-An Districts during the period between March to May 2015, including military activity, the murder of one villager, threats and intimidation, and land surveying.

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]  For more information on the killing of Maung A---, see: “Hpa-an Incident Report: Violent abuse and killing committed by BGF soldiers in Myaing Gyi Ngu Town, April 2015,” KHRG, August 2015.

[3] All estimates for the kyat in this report are based on the July 14th 2015 market rate of 1,137 kyat to the US $1.