Chin Villagers Forced to Contribute for Office Signboards and Seals
14 August 2011: Falam Township Administration Officer U Khin Maung Win issued an order for collecting money from the local villagers in Falam Township, Chin State for making his office signboards and stamp seals last Sunday, according to Chin Human Rights Organisation‘s sources.
A Chin local, who does not want to be named, told CHRO that the Burmese Admin Officer was said to have ordered the local leaders of Falam’s village tracts to forcibly demand 3,00 Kyats from each family and to hand in the collection at his office by 10 August.
“In our village tracts of Zawngte, each family was asked by force to contribute 300 Kyats and the collected money was submitted to the Falam Office on Tuesday,” continued the villager.
The Zawngte village tracts include Ngailan, Zawngte, Thipcang, New Hnahthial, Old Hnahthial, and Haimual villages of Falam Township.
In June this year, U Khin Maung Win was accused of ‘milking’ fund provided for construction of new school buildings in Falam Township and intentionally calling a community meeting on Sunday, when most of the Chin villagers go to church.
Van Biak Thang