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Thailand’s political unrest cuts down timber exports, traders in Three Pagodas Pass claim

BY Kon Hadee: Timber sellers in Three Pagodas Pass have informed IMNA that interest from Thai buyers has dropped dramatically since the end of February, and that consequently their businesses are suffering; sources claimed that drops in timber purchases could be partially attributed to Thailand’s recent political upheaval.

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Families of deported migrant workers fear grim job prospects

Families of migrant workers employed in Thailand report to IMNA that they fear that Thailand’s commencement of the proposed mass deportations of unregistered migrant workers back to Burma, set to begin at the close of February 2010, will result in widespread unemployment and financial hardship within the country.

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New security checks at Shwedagon Pagoda symptomatic of SPDC’s mounting paranoia

BY  Mehm Oa:According to sources in Rangoon, a combined security force comprised of the Rangoon police and State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) soldiers have maintained strict security and baggage checks at Rangoon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda since the 27th, when the annual “Shwedagon Festival” was held.

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Families of deported migrant workers fear grim job prospects

BY Kon Chan: Families of migrant workers employed in Thailand report to IMNA that they fear that Thailand’s commencement of the proposed mass deportations of unregistered migrant workers back to Burma, set to begin at the close of February 2010, will result in widespread unemployment and financial hardship within the …

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Mon Business community launches new company

BY  Rehmonnya: A new Mon business corporation, known as the “Talamon Company”, has officially formed, aiming to meet key tenets, besides turning a profit, that include a commitment to non-political business and philanthropic community development.

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Mon youths complain of heightened surveillance following monk’s arrest

BY  Nai Marn: Mon State youth are complaining of being increasingly targeted for surveillance efforts by Burmese government authorities since the arrest of Ashin Uk Kong Sah, a Mon monk, in Thanphyuzayart this January. A youth leader in Moulmein informed IMNA that youths are particularly scrutinized when wearing traditional Mon …

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WHO donates H1N1 vaccines to Burmese Ministry of Health

According New Light of Myanmar on March 4th, Burmese authorities have announced that only 63 Burmese citizens have been infected with H1N1 in 2010, and the disease is “under control”; nevertheless, the World Health Organization (WHO) has opted to donate 4.5 million doses of H1N1 vaccine to the Burmese Ministry …

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