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.