Brutal reality behind junta’s benign face (Burma)

While the international community and Asean reward Burma’s government for its cautious reforms, the army is looting, burning and destroying village farms and forcing thousands of Kachin civilians into makeshift camps

Ure Seng Raw, a rice farmer, sits on a rough bench in the small bamboo hut she now calls home and explains why she endured a tough two-day mountain walk from her village of Rawt Jat to live here.

”The Burmese army shelled our village on June 15. We were scared. We could see unexploded shells around the houses. We were worried the soldiers would take us as porters and rape our daughters.”

Read more in the Bangkok Post

Burmese refugee camp near Mae Ramat

Photo copyright Antoni P. Uni

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