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SEC gives NMSP a “pre-ceasefire relationship” ultimatum

By:Kon Hadae According to reports, an April 7th meeting between New Mon State Party (NMSP) members and the Southeast Command (SEC) involved the latter placing substantial pressure on the NMSP to accept the Burmese government’s Border Guard Force (BGF) agreement, at the risk of the government’s 1995 ceasefire agreement with …

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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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