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In Yebyu Township, villagers dream of living and working in peace

HURFOM: In the past month HURFOM has reported twice on recent threats of extortion faced by villagers in Yebyu Township, located in northern Tenasserim Division, at the hands... 

February 5, 2016 | Read more »

Voters highlight poor communication and transparency in Thanbyuzayat Township local elections

Villagers in Mon State’s Thanbyuzayat Township have complained about a lack of communication and transparency in recent local elections.  Read More →

January 28, 2016 | Read more »

Yebyu Township villagers speak out about splinter group extortion

Yebyu: On the border of southern Ye Township, Mon State and northern Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Region, villagers are beginning to speak out about frequent demands for money... 

January 22, 2016 | Read more »

Female candidate beats male competition in Mon State village poll

WCRP:On Sunday Mi Ja Lon Htaw, a former schoolteacher and Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) administrator, beat male opponents to be elected administrator of Tarana... 

January 20, 2016 | Read more »

Unknown armed group extorts over 1m Kyat in one night from Yebyu Township villagers

On the night of December 26 last year, an unknown Mon armed group extorted over 1 million Kyat from residents in three Tenasserim Division villages. The villages visited by... 

January 19, 2016 | Read more »

Child labour rife on Setse Beach

WCRP:In the town surrounding Setse Beach, located in Mon State’s Thanbyuzayat Township, concerns are being raised that children are increasingly being employed to service... 

January 19, 2016 | Read more »

Villagers dispute re-election of Southern Ye Village Administrator

Ye: Villagers in Kyon Nyae village tract, located in southern Ye, Mon State, have expressed disapproval over the re-election of their sitting Village Administrator, Nai Htun... 

January 14, 2016 | Read more »

Wagaru village farmer’s appeal for justice falls on deaf ears

Thanbyuzayat: Five years ago, a member of a government-linked militia seized a half-acre piece of community land from Nai Kon Ru, a landowner who had for years been working... 

January 13, 2016 | Read more »