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Two hundred people left to rebuild their homes and livelihoods from scratch after fire in Chaungzone Township

Thirty-six houses burnt to the ground in April as a fire ripped through A Pyine village, Kalaw village tract, in Chaungzone Township, resulting in 60,000,000 kyat (US $44,362.99)... 

May 18, 2018 | Read more »

Family learns of daughter’s rape by monk over social media

In August 2017, a 46-year-old monk who was teaching at a Mon Literature summer school in Lawka Thukha Monastery in Kwan Hlar village, Mudon Township in Mon State, repeatedly... 

May 18, 2018 | Read more »

Parents struggling to pay for extra classes needed to graduate

WCRP: Even before the start of the new school year, middle school and high school students in Mon State start their “tutoring” classes—fee-based extra study sessions... 

May 17, 2018 | Read more »

Victims of land confiscation continue to be ignored under new government

In 1989, the Burma Army’s South East Command confiscated nearly 200 acres of farmland in Hmaw Sin (1) Ward, Zay Yar Thiri Region, Mawlamyine Township, Mon State. It was... 

May 17, 2018 | Read more »

Mon Political Dialogue urges the military and the ethnic armed groups to cooperate in eliminating drugs

Representatives from the Mon State National-level Political Dialogue which was held in Ye Township from May 5 to 7, 2018 have urged the military and the ethnic armed organizations... 

May 15, 2018 | Read more »

Defense Security Agency continues to surveil civilians

The Defense Security Agency, a special intelligence service formed by the Myanmar military, continues to collect information related to civic activities, according to the... 

May 15, 2018 | Read more »

Locals call for the shutdown of antimony factories in Mon State if the government fails to control the factories’ air pollution

HURFOM: On May 4, 2018, local people from Mawlamyine, Mon State called for the government to shut down Myanmar Shin Shin Antimony Purifying Factory and Myanmar San Zaw Antimony... 

May 15, 2018 | Read more »

Local farmers upset with lack of compensation for land use in electricity project

Farmers in three townships in Mon State are upset with Khin Maung Nyunt Co. Ltd. after the company failed to pay compensation for using their land. Approximately 21 local... 

May 4, 2018 | Read more »