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Mon food impresses Australia’s capital city

Banya Hongsar : Mon food earned great acclaim among food stalls set up in the heart of Canberra, at the National Multicultural Festival held this past Saturday, February 6th.

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Rangoon electricity users frustrated after a decade of inconsistency

Kon Chan : Electricity supplies in Rangoon have been fickle for the past decade, with the exception of an annual 2 month-long period during rainy season, when Burma is fueled by hydropower. Rangoon citizens say that the power scarcity worsened after Burma’s capital was moved to Naypyidaw in 2005, and many …

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Kachin in New Delhi celebrate ‘Revolution Day’ with protest

Khatter Non : Kachin migrants gathered in New Delhi, India, Friday morning, to celebrate the 49th Kachin Revolution Day and protest ongoing abuse by the Burmese government of Kachin people and their state in Burma.

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Paung Township library banned from carrying ethnic languages

IMNA : Burmese government authorities have banned ethnic literature and text from being donated to library collections in Paung Township, Mon, despite the library’s being predominately funded and supported by area villagers.

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Clash between SPDC and KNU leaves sergeant dead in Yebyu Township

IMNA : A January 29th, 2010 skirmish between 10 soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 408 and 20 Karen National Union (KNU) soldiers has resulted in the death of a LIB No. 408 sergeant. A second soldier from the battalion was reported wounded; no KNU soldiers were injured.

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NLD-LA Malaysia representatives hold nationwide 2010 election seminar

IMNA, Khatter Non : The National League for Democracy-Liberated Area (NLD-LA) Malaysia is currently in the midst of a cross-country educational campaign targeted at Burmese migrant workers living in the country, regarding the upcoming 2010 Burmese elections and the 2008 constitutional referendum.

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Years of corruption chafe Mon State rubber farmers

Tawlawi : Rubber plantation owners in Mon State claim that instances of corruption and extortion perpetuated bye Burmese government’s Department of Forestry, and several military battalions stationed throughout the rubber producing area of Mon State, have risen dramatically between 2009 and 2010.

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Mon National Day celebrations in Rangoon enjoy upped attendance

IMNA : The 63rd Mon National Day (MND) was celebrated by townships and villages large and small throughout Burma on January 30th of this year, but newly relaxed government regulations ensured that the MND celebrations held in Rangoon Division were and unprecedented success.

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Trafficked migrants languish in Australian detention center

IMNA, Khatter Non : Migrant workers from Burma are still detained in an Australian refugee camp, after making a failed attempt to enter Australia illegally last March. Migrant works chose to make the journey after being promised a better livelihood then in Malaysia or Thailand.

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Years of corruption chafe Mon State rubber farmers

Tawlawi : Rubber plantation owners in Mon State claim that instances of corruption and extortion perpetuated bye Burmese government’s Department of Forestry, and several military battalions stationed throughout the rubber producing area of Mon State, have risen dramatically between 2009 and 2010.

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