Launglon, January (12)
The regime troops and Pyu Saw Htee members entered Hinchodaw village in Tanintharyi Region’s Launglon Township and set fire to five houses, the locals told Than Lwin Times.
Five local homes were set ablaze for no apparent reason after the 20-strong soldiers and Pyu Saw Htee militia arrived by boat in Hinchodaw village.
According to local residents, regime troops burned down the houses mentioned by Pyu Saw Htee members, and before that, they confiscated the phones of people in the surrounding area.
Three houses were burned down to ashes as a result of an arson attack by the military council, and the remaining two houses were also put out in time, but the damage was significant.
A local said that the soldiers and Pyu Saw Htee members went up the Nyinmaw River from Kyauknimaw village at around 11:00 am after opening fire in the village.
It is reported that the houses that were burned down by the military council were good houses where ordinary locals lived.
At least 188 houses were burned down in Tanintharyi Region from September to the end of December last year during military coup, according to a report released by the Southern Monitor, a research group, on January 7.
News-Than Lwin Times