Mon State

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

The New Mons State Party blames eth­nic Karen forces for the place­ment of ex­plo­sives that have in­jured civil­ians; the Karen Na­tional Union de­nies the ac­cu­sa­tion ac­cord­ing to an NMG re­port . The New Mon State Party’s (NMSP) district ad­min­is­tra­tion in Dawei, Tanintharyi, re­leased a state­ment last week con­demn­ing the use of land­mines in the area. The state­ment al­leged that an armed group had in­ten­tion­ally placed the ex­plo­sive de­vices near streets, gar­dens and farms in Ye­phyu Town­ship. This, the NMSP ar­gued, af­fects their own re­la­tion­ships with lo­cals and causes in­se­cu­rity in the com­mu­nity, as well as vi­o­lent ac­ci­dents. Ye­phyu has seen four land­mine ex­plo­sions in­jur­ing civil­ians since Oc­to­ber, two in which lo­cals’ legs had to be am­pu­tated.

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