Mergui-Tavoy Situation Update: K’Ser Doh Township, March to May 2017

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Mergui-Tavoy Situation Update: K’Ser Doh Township, March to May 2017

Published date:
Friday, September 28, 2018

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District during the period between March and May 2017 including information on gold mining and road construction.

  • Since February 2017, gold mining in Paw Hkloe has contaminated streams and waterways, upon which the local population depends on for their drinking water.
  • The road construction between Hkay Tu Toe and Hpaw Taw The Weh Pa Meh area has caused damage to local plantations. The company contracted to build this road did not provide compensation to local villagers because they argued that the road is being built for the benefit of civilian populations.

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.