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Myanmar: Tanintharyi Region Monthly Situation Update (28 February 2023)

February 28th, 2023  •  Author:   Southern Monitor  •  1 minute read
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This regular update, covering non-violent movements, conflict trends, human rights violations, and humanitarian developments up to 28 February is produced by Southern Monitor, a local research group.

HIGHLIGHTS & KEY MESSAGES

  • On 2 February 2023, the State Administration Council (SAC) declared martial law in Palaw and Tanintharyi townships and increased military presence in the area.
  • In February 2023, a total of 37 armed clashes erupted across all districts in Tanintharyi Region, showing an increase in armed conflict.
  • A total of 34 deaths and 10 injured due to attacks targeting civilians were reported in February 2023.
  • More than 200 civilians’ houses were burned down by junta forces in Palaw township.
  • The number of non-violent movements in Tanintharyi Region increased as protesters staged “silent strikes” across the region.
  • Local Karen CSOs urged Karen Nation Union (KNU) and Kaw Thoo Lei Army to cease fighting and resolve the conflict peacefully.

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