Women Gang-Raped by Burmese Soldiers in Nam Lao Area

Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:02
Three women from Nam Lao village, Murng Kao tract, Tang Yan township were gang-raped by the Burmese soldiers of Murng Kao based IB 33 after they captured Nam Lao area from the hands of SSA/SSPP recently.

 

On 21 March at night, 7 soldiers from IB 33 raped Nang Mya, age 30 for the whole night at a house in Nam Lao village.

 

On the same day, some Burmese soldiers from IB 33 raped Ar Mwe, age 30, a Chinese at Loon Lao Yang’s house.  They also threatened Ar Mwe’ sisters with gunpoint who witnessed their raping, not to complain it to others or she would be shot dead.

 

On 23 March, at 4:20 pm, some Burmese soldiers from IB 33, raped Nang Ap, age 19 of Nam Lao village. She was raped on the way in the village when she was returning from outside.

 

No one dared to help her as villagers are afraid of being shot by Burmese soldiers.

 

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:07 )

 

Three Junta Troops Killed by Arakan Liberation Army

Three Junta Troops Killed by Arakan Liberation Army

Three Burmese government soldiers were reportedly killed on Tuesday during skirmishes in Paletwa Township in Chin State between Burmese government troops and the Arakan Liberation Army (ALA). An ALA officer told The Irrawaddy that his troops defended against attacks of the Burmese army by using guerrilla warfare tactics. He added that locals were being forced to work as porters for the government troops.

 

Burmese soldiers in Putau use alcohol to lure two boys to join army

hursday, 03 March 2011 00:00 KNG
Burmese soldiers in Putau (Putao), northern Kachin State, deceived two high school students by giving them alcohol while convincing them to join the army, said a local source.

The 14 and 15 year-old students, in grades 9 and 10 from Sar Hkum Dam Village, in Putau district, were lured into joining the army by soldiers who made them drunk last week, said the sources close to the two students.

“They are crying now and they want to go back home but the Burmese Army won’t allow them. Their parents cannot do anything,” said the source.

The boy’s parents are in trouble with the army after they tried to bring their sons home and villagers are angry with the military for rejecting their request.
putau-kachin-burma“The military said they did not force them to join the army but the boys decided on their own,” he said. The military is planning to send them to an army camp in central Burma.

The resident said, Putau is a remote part of the country which makes more difficult to get help from any other organization.

“No Government department or the police can help them,” said the source. Continue reading “Burmese soldiers in Putau use alcohol to lure two boys to join army”

Manau Festival Reveals Human Rights Violation On Ethnic People

Written by KNG
Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Human rights abuse on the ethnic Kachin people in Northern Burma have been in evidence by the Burmese junta at the recently concluded 62nd anniversary of the State Day and Manau Festival in the State, said a Human Rights expert.

The annual 62nd Kachin State Day was celebrated by ethnic Kachin people in Myitkyina, the capital of the State, from January 5 to 11 with the Manau dance festival. There was overt restriction and disturbance by the junta.

Participants and the Manau Festival committee workers and eyewitnesses have talked about the unsavoury reaction of the regime on events including the publishing of a daily newspaper in Kachin language. It was heavily censored both in terms of news and photographic coverage.Aung Myo Min, Thailand based Executive Director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) told Kachin News Group, this is not a new incident of human rights abuse in the region and on the ethnic people by the junta.

“It is possible to help ethnic people promote their culture only without any interference from the junta,” said Aung Myo Min.” Continue reading “Manau Festival Reveals Human Rights Violation On Ethnic People”

Extortion From Car Owners On Border Trade Route

Written by KNG
Friday, 06 November 2009 16:05

In a bid at extortion, seven passenger cars were stopped and fined heavily this week on the Myitkyina-Laiza border trade route in Burma’s northern Kachin State by Burmese Army soldiers. The practice had stopped on the route for over two months, said local sources.

All the Toyota Hilux passenger pick-ups were detained at the entrance of Aung Me Thit on November 3 by Burmese soldiers, while the pick-ups were heading towards Myitkyina from Laiza, said sources close to the car owners.

The pick-up trucks were carrying both passengers and Chinese goods from Laiza, the border business centre and capital of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), said sources.
Each pick-up owner was fined 500,000 Kyat (US$474) for carrying Chinese goods, which were also seized by Burmese soldiers. The fine and Chinese goods seized, will be worth over 2 million Kyat (US$1,896), according to the owners of the cars.

So far, the Burmese soldiers, who stopped and fined the passenger cars, have not been identified. Aung May Thit is under the control of Shwe Nyaung Pyin-based Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 321, said local people. Continue reading “Extortion From Car Owners On Border Trade Route”

Six Burmese soldiers shot dead one of their officers on the frontline near Battalion No. 1 of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Burma’s northern Kachin State and fled with their arms

Six Burmese soldiers shot dead one of their officers on the frontline near Battalion No. 1 of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Burma’s northern Kachin State and fled with their arms, said sources close to the Burmese military base in Loije.

The murdered officer held the rank of Sergeant. He was shot dead at the military camp near Loije (also Lweje) in Bhamo district on October 3 (Saturday) at about 8:30 p.m. local time by soldiers under his command, said sources close to the Burmese Army camp in Lweje. The officer is yet to be identified.The incident occurred in the area near Sadung Bum Burmese Army camp south of Loije, according to local residents.

The killers are being searched by over 30 Burmese troops in Kachin villages around Loije. Villagers in these areas have been interrogated by soldiers since yesterday but there is no trace of the missing soldiers, the sources added.

The dead officer and all the killer soldiers were from the Sarhmaw-based Infantry Battalion (IB) No. 105. They were sent to Burmese military camps near KIA Battalion No. 1, said sources close to the Burmese military base in Loije. Continue reading “Six Burmese soldiers shot dead one of their officers on the frontline near Battalion No. 1 of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Burma’s northern Kachin State and fled with their arms”

Three Burmese soldiers that defected from the army have been missing since they were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles in the border area of southern Chittagong Hill Tract on 20 February, 2009, said a relative of one.

Three Burmese Defectors Missing After Arrest in Bangladesh
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MONDAY, 27 JULY 2009 11:02

Dhaka: Three Burmese soldiers that defected from the army have been missing since they were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles in the border area of southern Chittagong Hill Tract on 20 February, 2009, said a relative of one.

The three were identified as Maung Maung Than, Soe Thwe, and Than Htay Haing, from Light Infantry Battalion 538 based in Rathidaung, 20 miles north of Sittwe.

The relative said that he came to Bangladesh last week to inquire about them but received information that they were sent back to Burma in April 2009 by Bangladesh authorities along with other Burmese prisoners.

The soldiers were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles at Headman Maung Shwe Sein’s village in southern Bandarban in February while they were looking for shelter in the area.

According to a local source, the three defected from the Burmese army after some of their ammunition magazines went missing during a trip with their column to inspect the border pillars.

The Burmese army severely punishes soldiers that lose ammunition or military equipment, so the three soldiers fled from their column to Bangladesh out of fear of punishment.

After their arrest, the Bangladesh authorities reportedly brought them to Dhaka for interrogation.

A Burmese refugee staying in Cox’s Bazar said the three soldiers were reportedly handed over to Burma by Bangladesh authorities at the Maungdaw border point along with other Burmese prisoners during an arranged repatriation in April 2009. Continue reading “Three Burmese soldiers that defected from the army have been missing since they were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles in the border area of southern Chittagong Hill Tract on 20 February, 2009, said a relative of one.”

Two Burmese soldiers were killed and another four were critically injured in a car accident in centralArakan State on Friday, said a police officer.

Corporal Aung Aung and Private Kyaw Lwin Oo died at the scene of the accident. Another four soldiers, who were identified as Myo Min Win, Zaw Win Than, Khin Maung Than, and Aung Aung Tun, were injured in the accident. All of the soldiers were from Light Infantry Battalion 344 based in Sittwe, the capital ofArakan State in western Burma.

According to the police report, the accident took place near Kan Ni Village in Min Bya Township at 7 pmon the day in question, when the army vehicle was being driven to Western Command military training school located in Min Bya.

The vehicle overturned after the driver lost control due to slippery roads from heavy rain.

A nurse from Min Bya hospital said Myo Min Win and Zaw Win Than were moved to Sittwe hospital from Min Bya due to the serious nature of their injuries the day after the accident.

This is the fourth serious vehicle accident this year in Arakan State. In the firs, over 20 pilgrims fromRangoon were killed and over 30 people were injured when a bus ran off a mountain road. That accident tool place in Ann Township in central Arakan on 2 April when the bus was traveling to Arakan fromRangoon.

The second accident took place again in Ann Township on 3 May. Five passengers including a monk were killed and several were injured. The third accident took place on 29 June, and one passenger was killed.
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