It’s good to see from a recent Irrawaddy report that Mon State officials plan to build a museum dedicated to the Burma-Thailand “death railway” constructed by Allied POWs held under Japanese command during World War II. “‘We have historic pictures and we have [made] statues of the soldiers, and we will recreate scenes [from the Death Railway] – we also already have an old steam engine,’ said Toe Toe Aung, the Mon State minister for civil development, adding that he expected the museum to be completed by June.” The location is Thanbyuzayat Township, which hosts one of three Myanmar sites maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. I’ve not been down there, but having visited the very poignant Taukkyan War Cemetery on the outskirts of Yangon I fully intend to make the pilgrimage one day.