Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyonedoe and Kyainseikgyi townships, January to April 2018

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Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyonedoe and Kyainseikgyi townships, January to April 2018

Published date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyonedoe and Kyainseikgyi townships, Dooplaya District between January and April 2018. It includes information on access to education, military activities and agribusiness.  

  • In 2018, the Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #284 strengthened its military camp. It also built a helicopter landing pad on top of Kalee Hkee hill, Noh Taw Pla village tract, Kyainseikgyi Township.
  • The Hplon Sgaw Hpoh Livestock Company started operating a livestock farm in Htee Saw Shee Nee village in 2015. The unsanitary practices of this company have negatively affected the health of the local community.  

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] Border Guard Force (BGF) battalions of the Tatmadaw were established in 2010, and they are composed mostly of soldiers from former non-state armed groups, such as older constellations of the DKBA, which have formalised ceasefire agreements with the Burma/Myanmar government and agreed to transform into battalions within the Tatmadaw. BGF battalions are assigned four digit battalion numbers, whereas regular Tatmadaw infantry battalions are assigned two digit battalion numbers and light infantry battalions are identified by two or three-digit battalion numbers. For more information, see “DKBA officially becomes Border Guard Force” Democratic Voice of Burma, August 2010, and “Exploitation and recruitment under the DKBA in Pa’an District,” KHRG, June 2009.

[4] A standard refers to a school year in the education system of Burma/Myanmar. The basic education system has a 5-4-2 structure. Primary school runs from Standard 1 to Standard 5, lower secondary school is Standard 6 to Standard 9, and upper secondary school is Standard 10 to Standard 11.