An open letter to President Obama on Ongoing Militarization in southeast Myanmar
This report describes concerns raised by villagers In Paingkyon and Nabu townships regarding the planned construction of a dam, logging activities, problems related to increased drug use in local communities and the lack of a complaints mechanism by which to raise these concerns with leaders of local armed actors.
The lives of civilians are equally valuable as the lives of soldiers. Soldiers found to have committed abuses should be prosecuted in a transparent fashion and to the fullest extent possible in accordance with domestic and international laws.

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