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8-year-old girl raped while trying to seek shelter from the floods

HURFOM: On September 3rd 2018, an 8-year-old girl who was taking temporary shelter from the flood was raped by a motorcycle taxi driver near Mawlamyine Railway Station. The... 

September 20, 2018 | Read more »

Locals unhappy as electricity company breaches contract: raises prices and charges extra fees

HURFOM: Southern Myanmar Development Co. Ltd., is an authorized distributor of electricity in Northern Ye Township, Mon State, and currently the company has been arguing with... 

September 19, 2018 | Read more »

Journalists and CSOs protest unfair ruling on 2 journalists in Mawlamyine citing government oppression of media freedom

HURFOM: On September 3rd, two Reuters journalists were sentenced to seven years in jail for breaching the “Official Secrets Act”. Despite journalistic protection under... 

September 19, 2018 | Read more »

Spate of muggings leaves Mawlamyine residents in fear

HURFOM: Frequent street robberies in Mon State’s capital, Mawlamyine, have locals feeling unsafe, particularly university students who have private classes at night, according... 

September 13, 2018 | Read more »

MNEC give up on requests for funding from the Mon State government for Mon educational programs

HURFOM: According to an official from the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC), the committee has given up on requesting education funding from the Mon State government. “More... 

September 11, 2018 | Read more »

Flooding in Mon State leaves farmers facing livelihood difficulties

Farmers in Mon State are facing livelihood difficulties following recent flooding that has left their farmlands submerged. “Almost all of our plants were destroyed because... 

September 6, 2018 | Read more »

44 families left without homes after flooding upset as government halts reconstruction plans

Locals in Ah Hlat village, Paung Township, Mon State are upset after authorities denied their requests to rebuild their destroyed homes in their original locations after flooding... 

September 6, 2018 | Read more »

15-year-old girl raped repeatedly by her father in Mudon Township

HURFOM: In August 2018, a 15-year-old girl from Kin Chaung village, Mudon Township, Mon State, reported being raped ten times by her 43-year-old father. The 15-year-old and... 

August 31, 2018 | Read more »