Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fees extorted in awareness campaign

14 December 2011
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Authorities from Buthidaung are collecting money 
from drivers after sticking human trafficking posters on their vehicles, 
said one owner.
“The town authorities, who include township administration officers and traffic 
police, forced us to pay,” an owner said.

Vehicles continued to be requisitioned

14 December 2011
Portering, forced labor and requisitioning of motor vehicles have not ceased 
in rural townships like Namtu, 39 miles northwest of Lashio, the biggest city 
in northern Shan State, despite the change in governments, according to locals.