CDM staff face social ostracism

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Mawlamyine, July (12)

The civil servants who joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) face social ostracism, the CDM staff told Than Lwin Times.

In the wake of the military coup last year, tens of thousands of people staged protests and requested the civil servants to join CDM to prevent the junta’s governing body from running, chanting “Don’t go to the office, break away”.

The junta has forcibly evicted CDM staff from public housing, threatened them, suppressed them, and arrested them.

As a result, it is difficult for CDM families to make ends meet; they face social exclusion apart from not receiving the aid from the people. But we have no willingness to change our mind because it is the path we have chosen,” said a CDM staff fleeing the fighting.

A CDM headmistress said, “I have been discriminated and ostracized when applying for a job in the midst of adversity. When we do business, we face threats and discrimination by non-CDM staff.”

The National Unity Government (NUG)’s Ministry of Education said it will take action against the regime’s non-CDM staff who pressured and threatened the CDM staff.

Hundreds of thousands of civil servants have joined the anti-regime CDM movement across the country to protest the military coup, most of them are educational staff. News – Than Lwin Times

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