Dooplaya Short Update: Kyainseikgyi Township, June to July 2017

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Dooplaya Short Update: Kyainseikgyi Township, June to July 2017

Published date:
Thursday, August 30, 2018

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June and July 2017. It includes information about a case of land confiscation. The authorities did not provide support to villagers trying to regain their land.  

  • Villagers how the Myanmar government and the Border Guard Force (BGF) collaborated to confiscate and sell lands belonging to local villagers for a palm oil plantation.
  • People affected by the land confiscation wrote complaint letters to the KNU township office in order to regain their land. However, they were unsuccessful. Because their land was demarcated by the KNU as a reserved forest, they were unable to obtain land titles.  

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.