Mon people question conduct of the NMSP

June 28, 2023

HURFOM: At 3:13 pm on June 16, 2023, the 31st local military battalion launched indiscriminate artillery attacks on Kyouk Eye (Win Ta Maw) village, Khaw Zar Sub-township, Southern Ye Township, Mon State and killed a local woman.

On June 20, the New Mon State Party (NMSP) visited the victim’s houses and provided monetary support to her family. 

Local Mon people have criticized the NMSP for their conduct in this incident, and are questioning their political stance with the junta.

The revolutionary forces are active in the NMSP controlled areas and the military has also abused villagers in the area. They frequently shot and killed villagers. But the NMSP has just provided (social/monetary) support to the family. So they look like a charity group. As an armed revolution group, this kind of support isn’t enough. They must stand with their people and respond strongly (in military ways),” said a local villager from Khaw Zar Township.

Since June 15, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) have controlled some parts of the Thanbyuzayat – Ye – Dawei Highway Road.

After June 20, in some Mon villages where the joint forces of the KNLA and the PDF are active, the forces have pulled down the country’s flag and replaced it with the flag of the Karen National Union (KNU), according to a source from Thanbyuzayat Township.

The NMSP behaves the same way in both cases where people were killed in Kan Ne village, (Kaw Ka Rate Township, Karen State) and in Ye Township. The party just gave monetary support and released statements. We don’t see their response in a military way. To satisfy people, an armed revolution group must protect its people in a military way,” said a villager from Phar Lane region, Southern Ye Township.


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