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Over 30,000 Mon People in Thanintharyi Region Have No ID

Recently collected information shows that out of 62,366 Mon people living in Thanintharyi Region 39,582 have no national identification card (ID) according to the Mon Population Collecting Group.


Campaign Aims to Highlight Ongoing Human Rights Plight in Burma

A campaign by the Burma Campaign UK is trying to highlight ongoing human rights abuses in Burma.

To make its point, Burma Campaign has delivered more than 2,000 rose-tinted glasses, and issued photo petitions to the British Foreign Office to put pressure on the British government to a “return to putting human rights as their top priority in Burma,” the group said.


Mon Rights Group Distributes Coal Power Plant Documentary for Free

The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) recently launched the DVD release of its documentary depicting ongoing conflict surrounding a proposed coal-fired power plant project in Ann-Din Village, Parlain Region, Ye Township, Mon State.


UNFC Wants the KNU to Rejoin

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organisation. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on the 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of the KNU role in the UNFC.


Mon State Students to Protest National Education Law

Mon State students will be holding a protest on 9th February in downtown Moulmein, Mon State in opposition to the education bill.


Mon Students Union Urges Government to Acknowledge Ethnic National Schools

The Mon State Students Union released a statement on Sunday, 1st February calling for national schools that have been running in ethnic areas for nearly four decades to be recognized under the National Education Law Charter 6, Article 43.


After Burma Army Assault on Village – Bodies Found with Signs of Torture

The bodies of at least three villagers found in Nam Lim Pa, Kachin State, on 30th January show signs of torture, with the remains of another four also found in a neighbouring village, locals and a humanitarian organisation have reported.


Salween Riverbank Collapse Worries Island Residents

A section of the river bank along the Salween River near Mottama in Mon State has collapsed due to recent sand extraction activities, resulting in increased damage to farming and paddy fields near Hinthar Island, according to island residents.


Army Returns Confiscated Land

Government Artillery Battalion 360 returned 105 acres of land confiscated in 2001 from a religious group and farmers in Daw-Sae Village, Demawso Township. Karenni State on 23rd January.


Twelve Men Sentenced for Arson in Thandwe

Twelve men were sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for burning down 39 houses in Thabyu-Chai Village, Thandwe Township, Arakan State on 1st October 2013.


Media Talk of Refugee Repatriation Is Wrong

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai governments focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries.

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