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KNU Press Release No.42/98 (r)
OFFICE OF THE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
KAREN NATIONAL UNION
KNU Press Release No 42/98
Regarding human Rights Violation by SPDC and DKBA
*25-10-98: SPDC army LB 73column (2) at the strength of 79 led by
commander Soe Paing went into Mar-lar- daw village, Kyaukkyi township
and forcibly gathered 40 person including women and took them away
as porters to Saw-tay-doe and keh-po-doe villages.
*26-10-98: Troops from SPDC army known as "Sa thone Lone" forcibly
relocated Wai-gyi-and Lu-ah villages which was locate in the western
side of Mon township to Wai-gyi-ywa-ma village.
*27-10-98: A column of SPDC army IB 73 led by commander Soe Paing
again collected 38 porters more from mar-Lar-daw village and sent
them to Saw-tay-doe to carry food supplies.
1-11-98: Troops from from SPDC army IB 39 went into Mar-Lar-daw
village and forcibly gathered 30 porters and to them to Saw-tay doe
*13-11-98: At 11 a.m. troops from SPDC army LIB 351 led by Maj. Khum
Maung shot at Pah Naw Tu ,18 years, from Saw-theh-hta village and he
was badly wounded.
*9-11-98: Troops from SPDC army went into Thaw-khe-doe village,
Plaw-kaw-khee area, Lu-thaw township and killed Saw Gaw lee in his
paddy field hut and later burned down the hut. On that day this
column captured Naw Aye Shwe and Naw Ray Shwe from Thaw-khe-doe
village and looted materials from them as follows: 1 gold necklace,
1 silver necklace, 2 gold rings, 2 silver rings. 1 pair of earrings,
13 silver coins and 2,000 bahts. In addition the troops also burned
down 13 houses and 1 paddy field hut at Plaw-kee-doe village and 1
paddy barm containing 85 baskets of paddy owned by Saw Maung Play
from Thaw-khe-doe village.
*8-11-98: SPDC army LIB 547 and some DKBA troops from battalion No 3
went into Htee-klay village and burned down 2 houses owned by naw Nya
Min and Naw Moo Lo . These troops also forcibly took away a pair of
oxen owned by Saw Maung Shwe.
12-11-98: Saw Ta Khu, age 30 from Htee Klay village was caught by a
land mine which was set up by DKBA troops commanded by Moe Gyo, and
lost one leg.
*14-11-98: Troops from SPDC army LIB 547 combined with some DKBA
troops from No (3) Bn made their activities in Htee-klay village
tract. Na boo township and burned down 4 houses owned by villagers
namely (1) Twee Mee Kwee (2) Saw Ta Dah (3) Manh Pa Nyein and (4) Ah
Words & Abbreviations: Kyat=Name of Burmese currency; SPDC = State
peace and Development Council (Military dictatorship of Burma); LIB =
Light Infantry Battalion; IB = Infantry Battalion; DKBA= Democratic
Kayin Buddhist Army (Puppet army of the SPDC)
(Translated, printed and distributed by Karen Information Center)