Ethnic Mon MPs Meet Mon Migrants in Mahachai

Ethnic Mon MPs Meet Mon Migrants in Mahachai

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two State Parliament ethnic Mon MPs from Mon State met Mon migrants in Mahachai, near Bangkok, on August 26, after being invited by some Mon Literature and Culture organizations in Mahachai.

A reporter from Kaowao met the two MPs, Dr Aung Naing Oo from the constituency of Chongzone Township, and Nai Chan Myit from constituency in Paung Township in Chaing Mai before two of them traveled to Mahachai.

Two ethnic Mon MPs, Nai Chan Myit and Dr. Aung Naing Oo (Photo: Zahan)

Speaking to Kaowao, Nai Chan Myit said, “We wanted to see their (Mon migrants) living conditions there and we will talk to them and ask them what we can do for them when we get back to Mon State. We will present their condition at parliament and see if we can get the help that they need, he said.

This is the first time any Mon politicians have met with migrants in neighbouring Thailand. There are estimated to be around 100,000 Mon migrants in Mahachai, where there are large fishing industries, in Thailand.

The two MPs attended a short training in Chiang Mai earlier this week organized by the Vahu Development Institute. MPs from Burma attended the training to learn about local governance practices of Thailand and other countries for one week and got a chance to visit Thai parliament in Bangkok.
Dr. Aung Naing Oo said, “We learned a lot from the training which is about how in the system of Thailand the state government has power. There are suitable things that we can use in our country.
He said that we could not use directly what was learned from the training as the ethnic political groups do not have a strong mandate. But, he said, we can point out when they (government) do something wrong.

Dr Aung Naing Oo pointed that as there is political change in the country, Mon State would need more educated people to continue political development there.



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