Nyaunglebin Short Update: Mone Township, November 2016 to February 2018

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Nyaunglebin Short Update: Mone Township, November 2016 to February 2018

Published date:
Monday, June 25, 2018

This Short Update describes events occurring in Mone Township, Nyaunglebin District during the period between November 2016 and February 2018, including information about stone mining, logging and Tatmadaw road construction.

  • On November 15th 2016, soldiers from K’Pel Tatmadaw camp and Bin Pyeh Tatmadaw camp constructed a road to enhance military operations in Hsaw Mee Lu village, Mone Township. 
  • On November 6th 2017, people from Mi Taing Taw village demonstrated against stone mining in the Mone River. The journalist Ko Yan Naing Aung took advantage of this situation to collect bribes from company workers.  
  • On February 25th 2018, Tatmadaw and Burma/Myanmar government authorities stopped villagers from logging wood in Hsaw Mee Loo village, Mone Township. Local community members had been given permission to use wood from the forest to build their houses by the Karen National Union (KNU) authorities.

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 southeastern 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] All conversion estimates for the kyat in this report are based on the 11 June 2018 official market rate of 1,351 kyats to US $1.