Monday, October 28, 2013
250 sacks of rice donated by local NGO Karuna and other individuals were seized by Burmese army troops at Kawng Ja village. Catholic ministers from Mung Hkawng village tried to persuade Burmese army’s tactical commander Colonel Myit Naing Oo to return those seized rice sacks for internally displaced persons (IDPs), but he turned down their request, said an NGO worker. Catholic ministers say they will make another attempt to get rice sacks back to local NGO.
Hundreds of local villagers continue to flee their homes for fear of being arrested and tortured by government troops. Local sources say about 500 Mungding Pa villagers are heading to Tan Tadar and Hanhtet village today at about 2 pm.
KLN sources say Burmese army troops show no signs of retreating from Mungding Pa and surrounding villages. Some troops led by tactical commander have moved from Mungding Pa to Nam Hpu village.
Skirmishes continue between KIA’s 12th Battalion troops and a Burmese army column at Nam Hpu village early today morning.