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Thousands flee fighting near site of dam backed by Thailand

Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation 

 

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Nearby villages flooded with refugees facing imminent crisis

 

AS MANY as 10,000 people in Kayin State in Myanmar have been displaced due to fighting over the Hat Gyi Dam construction site, as plans move forward to begin building on the Salween River.

Activists have reported a human rights crisis in the area as more than 1,000 refugees have been trapped in two small villages near the border with Thailand and lack proper housing, basic facilities and food.

Fighting erupted last month between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) insurgent group and the government-affiliated Border Guard Force (BGF) in an area opposite Mae Tha Waw in Tak's Tha Song Yang district (Kayin State was formerly known as Karen State after the ethnic group that have long inhabited that area).

 

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So basically we displacing/murdering 1,000's of lawful native inhabitants just so we have enough electricity for our shopping malls? The is beyond disgusting, and it beggars belief that society allows this to happen. Where is the outrage? Oh, it's at said malls taking selfies for Instagram.

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3 hours ago, Katipo said:

So basically we displacing/murdering 1,000's of lawful native inhabitants just so we have enough electricity for our shopping malls? The is beyond disgusting, and it beggars belief that society allows this to happen. Where is the outrage? Oh, it's at said malls taking selfies for Instagram.

And so goes the "rights" of the little people sacrificed on the alter of progress. There is so much of this happening in society today that the outrage is now numbed. 

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