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Displaced Mon villagers struggle to survive

Akka : In the face of worsening relations between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), recently displaced Mon villagers who have been living in a site on the Thai-Burma border since May are finding survival increasingly difficult.

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Mon party barred from minority constituencies

IMNA : The All Mon Regions Democracy Party’s (AMDP) application to contest ethnic minority constituencies in Rangoon and Tenasserim Divison has been rejected, leaving thousands of Mon people in these areas without ethnic representation.

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NMSP refuses surrender but requests political dialogue

Rai Maraoh, IMNA : The  New Mon State Party (NMSP) has refused to surrender its armed wing, the Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA) to the State Peace and Development Council (SDCP), but has requested that political dialogue remain open between the two groups.

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“What is a right?”

Jaloon Htaw, additional reporting by Om Soe : The Thai government’s upcoming domestic worker reforms are the latest in a series of attempts to regulate domestic worker employment, education, and protection in the country.

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Groundbreaking report reveals taxation-based repression in Burma

Om Soe : The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND- Burma), has formally launched a groundbreaking report on the consequences of Burma’s corrupt taxation practices, during a press conference held today, September 1st,  in Bangkok.

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SPDC issues NMSP final Border Guard Force deadline

IMNA : The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has given the New Mon State Party (NMSP) a final deadline of September 1st to accept the SPDC’s Border Guard Force (BGF) offer.

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IB No. 32 commander and soldiers wounded in bomb blast

Jury Chai and Thu Rein : A Burmese army battalion commander and two of soldiers were injured on August 25th, when a bomb exploded at 5:45 pm in quarter 4 of Three Pagodas Pass (TPP) town, near the Thai-Burma border.

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