More than 60,000 houses burned down nationwide

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Sagaing, March (22)

According to Data for Myanmar, more than 60,000 civilian homes in five regions and seven states were destroyed due to arson attack and destruction by the military council and its affiliated groups nationwide until February 2023 since coup.

Among the areas where houses were burned down are Sagaing, Magway, Mandalay, Bago and Tanintharyi regions, as well as ethnic regions such as Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Rakhine, Shan, Karen, and Mon states.

Among these areas, there are more than 47,700 homes in Sagaing, more than 9,000 in Magway, nearly 1,500 in Chin State, and more than 2,100 in the rest of the states and regions were destroyed, according to Data for Myanmar on March 19.

More than 4,600 houses were destroyed in February in Sagaing, which fiercely resisted the military dictatorship, as a result of arson attack by the military council and subordinate groups.

Social welfare and relief groups in Sagaing are building temporary shelters with the help of donors for the local people who lost their homes.

In February, the military council declared martial law in 40 townships in eight regions and states, including 14 townships in Sagaing Region, namely; Pale, Indaw, Bamauk, Kawlin, Pinle Bu, Myaung, Yinmarbin, Khin-U, Tase, Ye-U, Sarlingyi, Shwe Bo, Wetlet and Ayardaw.

The regional commanders of the military council have been given complete administrative and judicial authority in townships where martial law has been declared, and the accused have no right to appeal.

In addition, the defendant can be sentenced to the maximum penalty of death, and the death penalty must be approved by the President of the Military Council. It is said that military commanders and regional commanders can impose indefinite prison terms.

News-Than Lwin Times

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