Model Villagers Hungry as Rations Cut Off
As the distribution of
government rations to model villagers has been stopped, many model villagers
The report said 25 families, about 82 people,
from Padauk Myaing model
village, located at the foot of Mayu hill 30 miles
The villagers stated that they have been facing starvation for six months, since the government authorities stopped the ration distributions to them in July, 2006.
A model village source said they were moved
to the model villages from
However, the local authorities stopped the distribution of rations and payments to the villagers in July. Without the steady supply of food, they have been facing hunger.
The model villagers have sent an appeal letter to high army officials at the Buthidaung based military operation planning bureau to redistribute the rations as soon as possible, said a model villager from Padauk Myiang.