Mergui-Tavoy District Information Department,
Burmese troops beat to death a villager without any reason
in the east of Tavoy town, Tenasserim
Burmese troops shot to death a villager without any reason
in the east of
Burmese troops killed a villager and took all his money in
the east of Tavoy district, Tenasserim
Burmese troops based in Yadana gas pipeline area, in
Burmese troops based in Yadana gas pipeline area, in Yebyu township, Tavoy district, Tenasserim division demanded roofing leaves and betel nuts from local villagers. Column Commander Thet Min from Burmese army's Light Infantry Battalion 402, which is based in between Chaung Hsome and Kalainaung demanded 1,000 Loh leaves (some kind of leaf used for roofing) and 50,000 betel nuts from Shin Ta Pe village on Jaunry 27, 2002. The villagers have to send them without fail.
Burmese troops forced at least four hundred villagers from
four townships within Tavoy district, Tenasserim division as porters while the troops
transferred. It was learnt that on
These transferred battalions started to operate in these surrounding villages and whenever they went out for military activities, they called the villagers from the nearby village as forced porters to carry their burdens and to show them the way.
LIB 408 which is stationed at Hkaw Paw village ordered all the villagers from Wa Shu Hko, Hkaw Paw, Kler Hpoo, Kameik, Naw Troo Taw, Hto Ki Hpo Nor, Khaw Htee Lor and Hpway Hpo Kla villages which belong to Hkaw Paw village tract not to accept and support the KNU insurgents. Those who disobey and violate this order will be taken action against fiercely, said the commander.
Moreover, all the villages in this tract must participate in the regional development programmes conducted by the LIB 408 battalion on every Saturday with one person per family.
The developments conducted by LIB 408 are Taung Thon Lon, Hkaw Paw and Wa Shu Hko car road construction and maintenance works, site clearing on both sides of that road, clearing inside and outside the perimeter for their military camp, digging of communication trench around the camp, digging and construction of bunkers, fencing the whole camp with bamboo etc;.
The villagers have to carry food, water and necessary tools
along with them from their houses. No wages were paid for their labour said the
information from the related area on
It has learnt that, Burmese army's battalions in Tavoy district have given a basic military training to the villagers in Tavoy district, Tenasserim division since December last year. Ten Light Infantry Battalions from four townships within Tavoy district started to give basic military training to local villagers in December. Every young woman and man from every family must go to the training. The real purpose of the training is to use local villagers to take the security in the area, while Burmese troops move to the frontline.
Burma Army HQ in
100 Thai baht = 1550 Kyat (Thai-Burmese border, Na E Tong)
100 Thai baht = 1600 Kyat (Thai-Burmese border, Three Pagodas pass)
100 Thai baht = 1630 Kyat (Tavoy town)
Best quality = 210 kyat/pyi
Low quality = 100 kyat/pyi
(1 pyi = 2 kilogram)
Pork = 1,000 kyat/viss
Chicken = 900 kyat/viss
Goat = 1200 kyat/viss
Beef = 800 kyat/viss
(1 viss = 1.5 kilogram)
Thai petrol = 1,100 kyat/gallon
Burmese petrol = 950 kyat/gallon
Male = 300-500 kyat/day
Female = 200-300 kyat/day