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Press Release No. 39/98
OFFICE OF THE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
KAREN NATIONAL UNION
KNU Press Release No. 39/98
Regarding Human Rights Violation by SPDC
* 3-10-98: Troops from SPDC army troops went in to villagers paddy
fields at Bu-sa-khee area and shot at villagers while working in
their paddy fields. No causality was reported.
*Columns of SPDC army tactical command-2 and battalions from the
southern command such as IB 26, 30,35,39,73 were practising their
military activities continuously in the hill region of Tan-ta-bin
township. These columns destroyed villagers paddy fields, and orchard
and also shot and killed all villagers found.
*19-10-98 SPDC army troops captured Saw May May from Der Doe village
and Saw Palet from Saw-mu-doe village and later killed them without
*20-10-98: SPDC army troops destroyed 13 paddy fields at Kaw-thay-doe
village and 9 paddy fields at Si-hkeh-doe village.
*20-10-98: Troops from SPDC IB 26 shot and killed Thi Lay Pah, from
Saw-mu doe village without any reason.
*21-10-98: SPDC army troops shot and ate away a Pig weighting 30 viss
which belonged to Saw Terler at Pway Baw Doe village.
*23-10-98: At 9 AM. Troops from SPDC IB 30 forcibly Seize Saw Ta Moo
Ner from Kaw Thay Doe village and used him as a porter, while
arriving at Plo-mu-doe area he stepped on a land mine and lost one
* 23-10-98: A combined column of SPDC army and some renegades of KNU
making the number of 150 perform their military activities in Le-cha
area, Tar-ta-bin township. These SPDC troops did not show up
themselves that what battalion they belong to and they called
themselves a special guerrilla force. These column gave lots of
trouble to the villagers by means of not allowing villagers to go
out and work out side the village, issued curfew order to the
villages, not allowing the villagers to sell rice, medicine and dry
cell batteries. In Bon-mati area farmers who had their farm on the
east bank of Sittang river were forced relocated to the west bank.
*Troops from SPDC army battalions IB 232,34,59, and LIB 233 were
picking villagers cardamom in Than-daung township and later they
destroyed the cardamom plantations, and also paddy fields and
orchards as well.
*2-11-98: Troops from SPDC army IB 549 accused Kwee-pa-Htaw villagers
that having contact with the KNU and as a result shot and killed Saw
Po Han, age 60, with his 8 month old grand daughter without any
reason on the spot. In addition this troops also shot at his nieces
namely Ma Than Nyart, 12, Ma Hla Myint, 16 and Mu Pah Po, 8 and they
were badly wounded. These troops also shot at villagers livestocks
which 2 goats were killed and eaten and a cow was wounded which were
owned by Naw Paw Sha from that village.