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Tensions flare after Department of Basic Education attempts takeover of Mon National School

HURFOM: Without first informing the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC), on June 6th 2019, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) placed a placard in front of a... 

June 17, 2019 | Read more »

Man arrested for the rape and murder of 4-year-old girl in Thanbyuzayat Township

HURFOM: On June 5th 2019, a 4-year-old girl from Aung Thu Khaw Ward, Kyaik Kha Mi Town, Thanbyuzayat Township, was raped, killed, and her body disposed of in a lake by... 

June 14, 2019 | Read more »

With HURFOM’s support, human rights defenders chart path forward for transitional justice in Mon State

On June 7th 2019, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) hosted a Transitional Justice Working Committee meeting at the Rehmonnya Hotel in Mawlamyine, Mon State.... 

June 14, 2019 | Read more »

Funding crisis leaves majority of Mon National Schools unable to accept students on first day of classes

HURFOM: According to Nai Rot Ka Kao, a member of the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC), nearly three-quarters of all Mon National Schools needed for the 2019–2020... 

June 6, 2019 | Read more »

Sharing the Spirit of Protection: HURFOM’s World Environment Day 2019 Statement

HURFOM: On this World Environment Day, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) stands in solidarity with the countless many in Burma/Myanmar and beyond whose lives... 

June 5, 2019 | Read more »

After seeking to profit from the rape of a young girl, corruption allegations follow police across Mon State

HURFOM: Allegations of police corruption stemming from two separate incidents in Mon State’s Mudon and Thanbyuzayat townships — the rape of a young girl and the possession... 

June 4, 2019 | Read more »

Army captain gets 10-year prison sentence for shooting death of innocent civilian

On May 20th 2019, the Mawlamyine District Court sentenced Captain Aung Ko Ko Min from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 587 to 10 years in prison for the shooting death... 

May 24, 2019 | Read more »

Mon State gov’t accused of extortion as villagers forced to forego compensation for land sold to Southern Myanmar Development Co. Ltd

HURFOM: Plantation owners from Aung Tha Pyay and Hnit Kayin villages, from whom the government purchased land to construct the soon to be completed Ye-Thanbyuzayat road,... 

May 23, 2019 | Read more »