Toungoo Situation Update: Htantabin Township, March to April 2018


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Toungoo Situation Update: Htantabin Township, March to April 2018

Published date:
Friday, November 30, 2018

Between March and April 2018, there was an increase in Tatmadaw military activities in Htantabin Township. The Tatmadaw is building a military road from Kler Lah to Moh Hkee without permission from the Karen National Union (KNU). Tatmadaw soldiers have forced civilians to serve as forced porters. The local community is afraid of the increased Tatmadaw presence, and worried that fighting will resume.  


[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.