Thaton Incident Report: Sexual Assault in Bilin Township, December 2017


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Thaton Incident Report: Sexual Assault in Bilin Township, December 2017

Published date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018

 This Incident Report describes a sexual assault on a child that occurred in Q--- village, Bilin Township, Thaton District. A young girl with a mental illness, Naw P---, was kissed and groped by her school principal U Thet Naing Oo. Although the perpetrator was arrested, he was released soon afterwards and reassigned to another school. The local community is worried that U Thet Naing Oo will continue to assault children with impunity.


[1] KHRG trains community members in southeastern Burma/Myanmar to document individual incidents of abuse 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 incident reports, community members are encouraged to document incidents of abuse that they consider to be important, by verifying information from multiple sources, assessing for potential biases and comparing to local trends.

[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.