Ye Township in the far south of Mon State and Ye PhyuTownship in the Tanintharyi region is home to the Karen, Mon, Dawei, and Burmese ethnic nationalities. The majority of Mon peoples earn a living through plantations growing rubber, betel nut, durian, and other types of fruits.
Ethnic armed organizations such as New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Karen National Union (KNU) have been active in these areas for many years. Not coincidentally, these are also the areas that are not accessible to the government.
There are rumours at the village level, that a group of people, or organizations have been laying landmines and threatening local people not to go to their plantations during the fruiting season.
Source: BNI Online