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Ethnic parties say Electoral law Article #10, granting temporary migrants local voting rights must be abolished for free and fair elections

HURFOM: Five non-Burmese ethnic political parties are calling for the abolition  of Article #10 of the Electoral law in order to get free and fair elections in 2020.  The... 

January 17, 2020 | Read more »

Newly formed MNHRC looks like a government structure, argue human rights activists

HURFOM: On January 14, 2020, the President Office released a statement that the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) was being reorganized. According to the statement... 

January 17, 2020 | Read more »

Ma Latt landslide continues to disrupt villagers lives -5 months later

HURFOM: The Ma Latt mountain landslide near Ye Pyar Kone village, Paung Township, Mon State on 9 August 2019, caused more than 70 deaths and many houses were destroyed. It... 

January 15, 2020 | Read more »

Mon State Chief Minister visited Mane Bala excavation site but not meet with local villagers

HURFOM: Yangon-based Royal Eagle Development Group Co., Ltd., has been excavating treasure and other valuables left by retreating Japanese troops during World War II at Mount... 

January 15, 2020 | Read more »

Houses along the Ataran river suffer damage: Homeowners point the finger at Mawlamyine Cement’s shipping vessels.

HURFOM: Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL) relies on the Ataran river to transport supplies for its cement plant located near Kaw Pa Naw and Kaw Don villages in Pyar Taung area,... 

January 13, 2020 | Read more »

Family members demand military hand over soldier to civil court to face charges of sexual assault of a minor

HURFOM: On December 28, 2019, a sergeant lieutenant from the Southeast Command was reported to have sexually assaulted an 11-year-old minor in Naung Kha Ri Ward, Mawlamyine,... 

January 9, 2020 | Read more »

Local villagers still worried of potential armed clashes between Burmese army and the NMSP’s camp in Japan Well

HURFOM: Local villagers remained frightened there may be more fighting between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Tatmadaw after they and the  Border Guard Force (BGF)... 

January 9, 2020 | Read more »

Don’t re- victimize the victims

(The publishers message of the Voice Up Newsletter) On December 19th, the Myanmar Police Force held a press conference regarding a widely known Naypyidaw child rape case,... 

December 24, 2019 | Read more »