Militia fighter killed during Southern Ye splinter group attack

September 3, 2015

One government-affiliated militia fighter was killed and another injured in an attack by a splinter faction on militia forces. The clash took place in Da Ni Kyar Village, located in the south of Ye Township, Mon State. Read more

Corrupt officials overcharge for electricity in Mudon Township

August 31, 2015

In a case of suspected corruption, households in Mudon Township have reported being vastly overcharged for electricity by their local government electricity committee. In particular, residents wishing to have electricity meters installed in their homes have allegedly paid up to ten times the actual cost to purchase a meter unit. Read more

Plantation owners encouraged to report armed group extortion to government

August 21, 2015

An unknown Karen armed group has for years extorted money from rubber plantation owners in the area surrounding Anin and Htin-Yuu villages, in the Ye Ta Gon region of Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State. In a new development, the New Mon State Party (NMSP), the predominant Mon armed group, has encouraged villagers to send letters to the Burmese central government reporting the Karen group’s infractions. Read more

Mon State flooding prompts livelihood concerns

August 14, 2015

Villagers in Mon State’s Belin and Thaton Townships have reported livelihood concerns due to severe floods.

Flooding in Mon State follows widespread floods throughout the country, which have claimed the lives of over a hundred people and displaced over a million from their homes. Read more

Administrative delay prevents textbooks from reaching Mon National Schools

August 14, 2015

Two months into the new school year, students in Mon National Schools have been left waiting for new textbooks due to administrative delays. UNICEF, who are to provide the textbooks, say that the books cannot be printed until permission is received from the Mon State government. Read more

State authorities question Mon State coal plant protestors

August 6, 2015

Police forces have questioned over 350 Mon State villagers, who took part in protests earlier this year against a proposed coal power plant in Ann Din Village. Read more

Acute dropout at Lamine Mon National School

July 29, 2015

The school board committee of Lamine Mon National Middle School, located in Mon State’s Ye Township, has said that the school will continue to function as usual for the 2015-16 school year, despite an unusually high number of dropouts last year. In total, over 50 students dropped out from Lamine Mon National Middle School from 2014-15. Read more

10 dead in mine rockfall tragedy near Loot Shan Village, Karen State

July 29, 2015

At least 10 people are dead following a rockfall at a mining site near Northern Loot Shan village, Kyainnseikyi Township, Karen State. To date, three bodies have been recovered, while it is suspected that at least seven more bodies remain buried under fallen rocks. Read more

Day labour shortage slashes profits for Kamarwat rice farmers

July 24, 2015

Rice farmers in Kamawat Sub-Township, located in Mon State’s Mudon Township, have reported acute shortages of day labour. Farmers explained how, in order to cope with labour shortages, they have been forced to introduce detrimental changes to their farming methods, causing a sharp decline in profits.   Read more

Victim’s family appeal against NMSP rape case decision

July 22, 2015

WCRP: In May 2015, a 24-year-old man from Joehaplu village, in the Thai-Burma border area of Three Pagodas Pass, allegedly beat and raped a 14-year-old girl. Her relatives have since expressed displeasure with the case’s handling by Township-level New Mon State Party (NMSP) authorities, who recently decided against a jail sentence for the accused rapist. Read more

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