Announcement to Public regarding the Arson Attacks on Villages by NUG/PDF Terrorists and KIA Insurgents

NUG and PDF groups declared as terrorist organizations, with the intent to disrupt the State’s peace, tranquility and prevalence of law and order, are committing the vicious crimes such as attacking and destroying the non-military targets and wanton killings of innocent civilians by accusing them of informants. Moreover, the terrorists joining together with KIA insurgents are carrying out deliberate arson attacks on the villages in Sagaing region as well as the ones in the areas adjacent to Kachin state.

According to the findings of the investigations at the scenes, it is reported that combined armed groups comprising NUG/PDF terrorists and KIA insurgents had burnt down a total of 22 villages, causing 23 fire outbreaks in which 1,122 houses  of innocent villagers were destroyed in fire in November and December 2022.

According to the accounts of the victims of local villagers following the further investigations on the arson cases, it was found out that the NUG/ PDF/ KIA terrorists launched arson attacks primarily targeting on the villages that do not support their violent acts, the ones that do not provide them extortion money as well as the villages where militia units are organized to protect the terrorists’ attacks; they set fire to the houses on their way of retreat so that the security force members cannot pursue and attack them; and they drove off the villagers first, then set fire to the village when no villager in it and informed the villagers as if the security force members committed the arsons.

Regarding the arson cases, the subversive media agencies such as BBC, VOA, RFA, Irrawaddy, Mizzima, Myanmar Now, Khit Thit and DVB as well as other individuals and organizations opposing against the State Government are making propagandas depicting as if they security force members are committing such arson attacks so that the people and international communities misunderstand the actions of security force members.

Particularly, the terrorists deliberately committed acts of terrorism inflicting much damages to the properties of innocent civilians so that they can make fabrications to ensure the innocent local people misunderstand the State Government and the Tatmadaw, feel hatred for them, and support the terrorists.

After hearing the accounts of some victims of villagers from 22 villages that were burnt down by combined armed groups of NUG/PDF terrorists and KIA members, security force members joining hands together with villagers are extinguishing the fire, and providing security services to the victims of fire outbreaks, and moreover, the Tatmadaw and relevant region governments are also providing necessary assistance to them.

Therefore, it is announced to public so as to ensure the people know the truths about the arson attacks on the houses of innocent civilians by NUG/ PDF terrorists and KIA insurgents, and security force members are taking necessary security measures to combat against the terrorists who are destroying and attacking the peaceable civilians.

Information Team

 

Table showing the list of village houses burnt down by the KIA/ PDFs

No

Date

Region/  Township

Village Names

Number of Houses

Houses Burnt (Approx.)

1

13-11-2022

Shwegu Tsp, Kachin State

Sithaw

270

15

2

22-11-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Minn Lal

322

50

3

28-11-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region Minn Lal

322

38

4

28-11-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Alaltaw

150

100

5

30-11-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Laytha Kone

300

100

6

4-12-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Shwechaung

273

80

7

4-12-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Kyaukaik

68

60

8

5-12-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Zeephyu Gyin

155

30

9

6-12-2022

Tigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region

Kanpauk

250

5

10

6-12-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Myaynu

160

20

11

6-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Aungtha Kone

 

160

20

12

7-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Zeethaung

150

80

13

7-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Thayar Kone

95

60

14

8-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Magyee Bin

112

100

15

8-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Thinbone Nyo

70

60

16

8-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Paukpin Gwae

227

110

17

11-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Myaingtharyar

30

15

18

15-12-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Hena (Ywathit)

 

150

30

19

16-12-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Naungpin

130

11

20

16-12-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Moetargyi

437

43

21

16-12-2022

Indaw Tsp, Sagaing Region

Gyonegyone Kya (Ywathit/ Ywahaung)

165

30

22

17-12-2022

Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region

Su Boat Kone village

150

15

23

17-12-2022

Tigyaung Tsp, Sagaing Region

Pyinsu village

191

50

Note-   KIA/PDFs had torched 1,122 houses in 22 villages of Sagaing Region and Kachin State in November and December 2022.

engdate: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 08:30
month: 
February, 2023