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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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Doctor provides gifts at pro-government election meeting

IMNA : In Ye Township residents have reported receiving unexpected gifts of mosquito nets and medical advice from an area doctor, at a meeting in which members of the local government administration urged villagers to support pro-military government election parties.

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Burmese civil servants anticipate increased salaries

Jeary Chai, Mi Yin Mon : The Burmese government has announced that it will increase civil servant’s salaries by 20,000 kyat a month. Workers learned about the pay-raise when letters ordering the increase were sent to public institutions throughout Burma at the beginning of 2010.

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Rehmonya group implicated in villager’s slaying

Jorn, Lyeh Htaw : Members of the “Rehmonya” armed group are prime suspects in the January 12th 2010 shooting of a villager named Nai Oung from Kaw-dood village, Lamine Sub-Township.

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