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ILLEGAL TaxES on Gas pipeline crossing

(Reported by Mi Smot Chan: December 28, 2004)

Halockanee Refugee Camp -- Cow buyers pay illegal taxes to gas pipeline security unit to get permission to cross the area, cow traders who arrived to the border said.

We must pay up to 2500 Kyats for one cow to cross (check point of) the gas pipeline in southern Ye township, Mon state, a cow buyer said.

Burma Army is taking security and patrolling the route on the way to Thai Burma border for the security of the gas pipeline which runs across Mon State .  Gun battles regularly take place between the Burma Army and Mon armed group near the gas pipeline route in southern Ye and Ye Byu Townships.

The pipeline transports gas from the station in Tenasserim Division, crossing north through Mon state, to Myine Kalay cement factories, Karen state.

According to a checkpoint authority in Three Pagodas Pass border town, about 700 to 1000 cows per month have been transported to neighboring Thailand from this border.


WANTED: 10 MILLION FOR the capture of guerRilla leader

(Reported by Nai Lavi and Taramon: December 23, 2004)

The State Peace and Development Council will pay up to 10 million Kyats for information leading to the capture of Mon guerrilla leader, Nai Bin.

The notice states that anyone who can provide information leading to the guerrillas whereabouts or who can bring him in will be awarded with the money, according to eyewitnesses from southern Ye, Mon State.

Second leader Nai Hloin and other leaders, Nai Chan Dein and Nai Sook Gloing (long hair) each have one million put on their heads.  The posters, with pictures of the men, are plastered everywhere, in every village, in Yebyu township the public has seen them all over northern Tenasserim Division, Nai Ong Mon, from the area said.

A Mon youth in Aleh Sakharn village, Yebyu Township, tore down the posters from the notice boards in the village, Lavi, a community leader said. Later, he added, the SPDC soldiers wrapped up the posters with plastic.

Some Mon youths were arrested, held for three days and beaten. There are about twenty youths involved in ripping down the posters; they were later set free, he added.

Local youths usually support the Mon armed groups and did not want to see the posters with pictures of their leaders he quoted the youth as saying. So they risked removing the posters.  He said that not only do the young Mons support the Mon armed group, but the Karen also do too.

The posters are seen only in Yebyu Township, not in Mon state, Ong said. The Mon armed group, led by Nai Hloin and Nai Bin brothers, has not been seen in the area for a while, even though this is their strong hold area. 

The Burma Army has launched an offensive to wipe out the Mon armed group and the insurgents in turn use ambush tactics and guerrilla warfare. Conflict between the groups has been raging now for about (8) years non-stop in southern Ye and Yebyu Townships.


REFUGEES FLEE NON STOP INTO THE KINGDOM

(Mi Wossorn: December 16, 2004)

Mon Refugees fleeing from Burma , especially from Southern Ye of Mon State, continues despite the recent expiration date of registration work permits in the kingdom.

Most refugees land in Mahachai, Samutsakhon , Thailand looking for employment.  We have no choice but to leave our village, there is nothing, no work, no way to support ourselves, and we are targeted by the junta.  There are grave human rights violations, which makes it hard to survive, said Nai Ong, a Yang Rae villager who just arrived at Mahachai fishermen community two weeks ago. 

Villagers from southern Ye township are subjected to human rights violations at the hands of the Burma Army troops who seek to control Mon state in its military offensive to annihilate the Mon armed group led by Nai Hloin and Nai Bin, the splinter group from the New Mon State Party.

We have to work not only to build their temporary camps (for the BA) but also for their personal matters such as cooking, washing and night time entertainment, said Ms. Mi Yin a Chang Gu villager to Kao Wao recalling her bitter experience back home in southern Burma .

Many migrant workers from the Southern Ye area have gradually arrived here over the past years seeking jobs.  Women and men come with the stories about torture, inhumane killings, rape, extortion, forced labor and portering which are common daily practices of the BA in those areas, said Nai Lahoin, a social worker in Mahachai.. 

Villagers from Kalawt to Khawza of Southern Ye are suffering from brutal human right violations and oppression by the Burma Army who want to wipe out the Mon armed group; the insurgents in turn use ambush tactics and guerrilla warfare. Conflict between the groups has been raging now for about (8) years non-stop. Villagers are being driven out of their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back; many are often caught in the crossfire between insurgents and Burmese Infantry (61) and Light Infantry (299), which are rotationally deployed throughout Southern Ye Township.  

 

 

 

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