Myanmar security group has been criticized for setting fire to a village in Magway | War Stories
A Tuesday fire in Kin Ma, a village of about 800 people, has left about 200 houses turned into piles of ashes and bricks.
Troops set fire to central Myanmar after clashes with protesters, leaving two elderly people burnt to death, according to several local residents.
Violent reports came as protests against the February 1 riots continued, with many spectators marching on Kachin State this morning and hundreds of people marching on Hpakant in the Sagaing region, as well as in Dawei. Tanintharyi Thursday.
MRTV reported that the blaze on Tuesday in Kin Ma, a village of about 800 people in Magway County, was started by “terrorists” and journalists who said they “deliberately wanted to insult the military”.
The Reuters news agency could not be reached for comment. A military spokesman did not return calls.
All that was left in Kin Ma on Wednesday were about 30 houses, while 200 houses were turned into piles of ashes and bricks, according to several locals who wrote the story on the phone and photos they saw of Reuters.
The fire was large enough to be recorded by NASA’s fire-lighting program at 9:52 pm (15:22 GMT) on Tuesday.
The villagers, who did not want to be named, said security forces set fire to the protesters and that two people had been killed.
A 32-year-old volunteer helping refugees in the village said the two people had died and elderly people who had not been able to flee their homes during the fire. He said some people returned to the village on Wednesday and found the bodies.
Most of the villagers hid in nearby forests, the people told Reuters.
MRTV reports that 40 “terrorists” set fire to a house in Kin Ma, setting it on fire in 100 houses out of 225 village houses.
Myanmar is full of violence and protests since Min Aung Hlaing’s military capture of President-elect Aung San Suu Kyi has seized power. Officials had ruled the Southeast Asian country with punches for years after independence before empowering the people’s government over a decade of political change.
A fire has destroyed a Myanmar village, killing at least four people. Residents of Kin Ma village in central Myanmar’s Magway region have told the RFA that the military has set fire to them. pic.twitter.com/99sxfsBzoR
– Free Asian Radio (@RadioFreeAsia) June 16, 2021
Photos and videos taken after the fire in Kin Ma show less smoke over the village from the white fire that is withering on the black ground.
Burning wood, lumber, bricks and pots were scattered around, with only a few trees left. Some pictures show dead animals.
“Reports of the Junta burning down the entire village of Magway, and killing the elderly, also indicate that the military continues to commit heinous crimes and has no interest in the people of Myanmar,” the United Kingdom ambassador to Myanmar said on Twitter.
Human rights groups have condemned Myanmar military strikes that burned down several villages in 2017 during a scandal that drove hundreds of Muslim Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh.
# June17Coup: #Dawei The League of Nations went to great lengths to curb war tyranny. # June17Coup #What HappensInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/b3P4Vl95m0
– Kyaw Zayar Lin (@kzy_linn) June 17, 2021
Security forces refused to light a fire and, in some cases, criticized Rohingya.
Western criticism of the military government has grown due to the use of force by the military.
But the United Nations is The Association of Southeast Asia Nations has failed to adopt a cohesive system that could force the leaders.
The Assistance Association for Political Prison, a civil rights group, says security forces have killed at least 865 people since the government carried out the attack, despite protests by the military.