Free Knowledge... From People... To People
Search by Date Myanmar Version Mobile Version
 Miscellaneous NEWS
Updated on September 21, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Thinbawkway villagers request military chief, CM for land relocation

KISSAPA- Even though Thinbawkway village was demolished over two months ago, there was no new land plots alloted for the now homeless villagers to live in prompting them to sent a letter yesterday to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Rakhine State Chief Minister.

“Our village had been completely demolished by July 9th. We are staying at the Kyaukpantu refugee camp over two months by living in temporary huts. No one has yet to inform us of our new homes. The establishment of Thinbawkway village aims to be secure in the western gate in May-Yu region, to reinforce the local presence in the region. We have no desire to denounce government or the actions of the military. We are now waiting on them to get a suitable land plot for 35 households that wants to live in southern Maungdaw Township. We sent a letter to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and the Rakhine State Chief Minister through Post-Office in Maungdaw Township. We would like to urge authorities to relocate us in southern Maungdaw Township which is generally tighter security. No need to build a house for us. We will build our own houses,” said Sein Aung from Kyaukpantu refugee camp.

With the aim to prevent the western gate in May-Yu region from being reinforced via human presence, 50 houses from six townships in the whole of Rakhine State resided in Thinbawkway village in southern Maungdaw Township on November 11th last year. The Thinbawkwya village was burnt to the ground by Bengali terrorists during Rakhine conflict in 2017.

The goal behind demolition and reconstruction efforts in Thinbawkway village is to prevent Bengali terrorists such as ARSA and illegal migrants from entering within May-Yu mountain ranges via Thinbawkway creek after passing through the sea. A man made tunnel was also found be built by them in the same area for better accessibility before the conflict.. It was the key place of entry for the Bengali terrorists aiming to commit the violence, says Sein Aung.

After an order was issued for demolishing the village, people from township and district level administrative, police members, and fire brigade members were came there for removing the village and demolished the houses in the village on July 9th.

A villager from the Thinbawkway village temporarily residing in the Kyaukpantu village monastery said that it is impossible to stay in the monastery because soon it will be Buddhist lent season. It is very difficult to stay at the monastery with children. The villagers desired to relocate them in a higher land.

There are 35 households comprising totaling 127 family members sheltering at the Kyaukpantu refugee camp over two months.

View Count : 130 | Posted by

~ Latest News ~

Two fighter jets crash in Sagu, killing three
International White Cane Day event uplifts spirit of the disabled
Myanmar Fishery Federation will Implement 100 Acre Project for Fish Farming
Pride of Myanmar Awards Starts to Recognize Individuals and Groups in Myanmar
Royal Konbong descendants marks 140th anniversary of King Mindon demise
Tiger house gets blue plaque
Killing of monk causes outrage in Shan State
Demonstration supporting Tatmadaw held at Maha Bandoola Square
Wirathu hits back at UN, international community
Government, NCA signatories hold preliminary meeting
35-year-old fisherman losses lag in crocodile attack in Bogalay
PEN calls for release of arrested Eleven Media Group journalists
MPC denounces Yangon regional government’s charge against three senior journalists of Weekly Eleven
Hanthawady U Win Tin Foundation clinic in need of funds and medicine
Truckers strike over partial truck ban in Yangon
Yangon Region government explains arrest of journalists from Eleven Media
Refugee family makes rare return to Myanmar from Bangladesh
Macao granted visa-free access to Myanmar
UWSA imposes restrictions on Christians
TNLA agrees to release Nan Mo Hom
12-wheeled truck laden with hundreds of illegal jade stones seized in Kyaukme
MP Kyaw Zeya to testify as defendant witness in the case against EMG journalists
Hyacinths overgrowth in Taung Thaman Lake hinder small boats
Eight States and Regions may get more rain due to depression
Father and child killed by falling banyan tree in Mandalay
Polish-funded fire engines arrive in Myanmar
Cyclone “TITLI” to intensify within 24 hrs
Ancient engraving can be explored at Kyay Myin Monastery in Mandalay
100 years old cameras to be exhibited in Yangon
Nationalist writer jailed for two years for defaming state
Ethnic Rakhines protest outside Myanmar embassy in Tokyo
Myanmar to hold investment fairs to spur development
Gambling shops become hub of drug users in Shan
FU Yuen garment worker strike continues
Yangon New World Project, Mya Yeik Nyo hotel services already suspended
Legislation in the works to regulate multi-level marketing
Myanmar may lose EU trade privileges
Former information minister call for Reuters retrial
UWSA releases 100 ethnic Wa Christians
Thai immigration authorities detain 68 illegal migrant workers
More News