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Government decries foreign radio broadcasts at local meeting

By Jaloon Htaw: At speeches intended to promote safety during the Water Festival period, village headmen spent time decrying the validity of broadcasts by international media. The order for the media targeted speeches came from senior members of the Burmese military, say local residents. Early in April the village headman …

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Mudon Township housing tax leads to legal battle

By Mi Layi Htaw & Mi Yin Mon: 100 Villagers from Mudon Township’s Hneepadaw village have just concluded a two day-long legal clash with the Mudon Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC); homeowners from the village were ordered to court following their refusal to pay a tax on recently built …

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Mother and 3 children murdered in Ye Township

Khatter Non: A 27 year-old Mon woman named Ma Htwe was stabbed to death in her home along with her 3 children on March 27th, in Ye Township’s Hplang village, within the New Mon State Party-controlled area of Ye Chaungpayar.

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MRP members break with party, flee to Thailand

By Nai Akka: A total of 7 members of the Monland Restoration Party (MRP), based in Tenasserim Division, have disaffected from the party and fled across the Thailand-Burma border to the Thai province of Surat Thani, were they have reportedly taken refuge in a rubber plantation.

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Mudon TPDC finally collects long-threatened housing tax

BY IMNA: The Mudon Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) has finally begun it’s official collection of a tax on new homes built between 2007 and 2010. Talk of the tax began in September 2009.

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