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Press Release No.38
OFFICE OF THE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
KAREN NATIONAL UNION
KNU Press Release No. 38
Regarding Human Rights Violation by SPDC
* 10-10-98: Troops from SPDC army IB 26 went into Pway-baw-doe area,
Tan-ta-bin township and destroyed and burned down all hill paddy
fields and huts they saw. On that day troops from SPDC army IB 48
also went He-daw-kho area and destroyed 15 paddy fields.
*Per-Kaw-Doe, Maw- Ko-doe and Der-doe village in Than-daung township
were ordered by SPDC southern command commander Gen. Tin Aye to
relocate their villages to Baw-ga-li and Toun-goo at the last date on
October 31, 1998 . According to that order troops from SPDC IB 234
forcibly relocate the villagers to the west part of Ka-la-wa area and
took away all villagers valuable materials, picking villagers
cardamom and sold them to Baw-ga-li village. Due to that order by
Gen. Tin Aye, 42 paddy fields at Per-kaw-doe, 11 at Maw-ko-doe and 7
at De-doe owned by villagers had to be abandoned.
*17-10-98: Troops from SPDC army LIB 234extorted 700,000 Kyats and
all commodity worth 100,000 kyats from villagers from Htee-hsa-per
village namely Saw Ta Taw Tor, Saw Maung Soe, Ha Ma Ra, and Saw Paw
Oo while returning from shopping at Baw-ga-li. They were then sent to
battalion commander later and a ransom of 250,000 kyats had to be
paid for their release.
*18-10-98: The SPDC army destroyed all villagers hill paddy fields in
Saw-tay-doe and Si-hkeh-doe area. On that day troops from SPDC army
IB 26 shot and ate away 2 oxen owned by Saw Poe Pa 2 cows and 2
calves own by Saw Seh Ka Taw at Pway-haw-doe village.
*4-10-98: Troops from SPDC army arrested 17 villagers from
Hkeh-po-doe village without in any reason in afterwards released 15
of them while 2 were still under arrest. On the next day at 7. A.m.
that army took away all food, clothing and house hold materials from
that village. This army was also gathering food supplies to paddy
fields in Ka-waw-kho, Ka-pah-hta, Kwee-du-kor and Paw-baw-khee area.
*7-10-98: Troops from LIB 364 shot and killed a villager from
Nya-pa-day-khee village without and reason and they also destroyed
10 paddy fields in that area.
*16-9-98: Troops from SPDC army IB 73led by commander Sann Myint
together with some troops from IB 26 went into Yaw-Khee area and
totally destroyed 9 paddy fields.
*18-10-98: At 2 p.m. troops from SPDC army went into Ma-wa village
and burned down 8 houses which belonged to (1)Moory Pah (2)Hsa Wah
Pet Pu (3)Naw Ta Paw (4) Law Kalu Paw Moe (5) Po lay Tay (6)Moo Htoo
moe (7)Seh Klo Pa and (8) Plo Doe Moo Moe.