Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Burma Army shuts down taxation checkpoints

30 Apirl 2012
The Burma government has ordered checkpoints staffed by soldiers 
from the Burma Army and rogue elements from the Karen National 
Liberation Army to be closed down. Villagers in the area told  
Karen News that the checkpoints at Bawti, Iwai, Wartaw and 
Sin Phyu Tai were extorting ‘taxes’ from travelers in Myitta Sub Township, 
Tavoy, in the Tenasserim Division Sin Phyu Tai village tract were 
closed down last week.

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