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Farmers upset as Burma Army destroys rubber plantations on previously confiscated lands

Farmers in Jone Paw village near Ye City, Ye Township, Mon State are upset that Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #586 has been clearing confiscated rubber plantations... 

September 15, 2017 | Read more »

Attempted rape of 11-year-old girl in Ye City

On August 26th 2017, a 17-year-old man attempted to rape an 11-year-old school girl in the An Na War Quarter of Ye City, Ye Township, Mon State. The girl’s grandmother reported... 

September 15, 2017 | Read more »

Worry continues despite withdrawal of Burmese troops from NMSP controlled areas

HURFOM: According to reports, on August 10th 2017, around 70 Burmese military troops were ordered back from the New Mon State Party (NMSP) controlled Kanbauk village area... 

September 14, 2017 | Read more »

Traditional weaving businesses in Mudon Township struggling to survive

HURFOM: Traditional weaving businesses in Mudon Township are struggling to survive due to declining profitability with the influx of modern weaving technology. “Nowadays,... 

September 14, 2017 | Read more »

Private company to provide electricity for southern Burma

HURFOM: On August 19th 2017, Bedok Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd. (BCE) organized a public consultation meeting with local community members in the Rehmonnya Monastery... 

September 14, 2017 | Read more »

Fake news on social media leave Mon locals worried about terrorist attacks

Rumors and fake news spreading over social media of potential explosive attacks in Mon State by Muslim sympathizers have some locals concerned. “From one user to another... 

September 14, 2017 | Read more »

Thaton District jail cells overflowing with young drug users

HURFOM: There are not enough cells in Thaton District’s jail to deal with the youth drug problem, according to Nai Nyan Seik, an office administrator for the New Mon State... 

September 8, 2017 | Read more »

Villagers living in fear amid increasing Burmese military incursions into NMSP controlled areas

HURFOM: According to reports, Burmese military forces have increasingly trespassed into areas controlled by the New Mon State Party (NMSP) in Thaton Township, Mon State and... 

September 1, 2017 | Read more »