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Members of NMSP and Mon State residents point to police corruption as driving force behind widespread drug use and production

HURFOM: An official from the New Mon State Party (NMSP) recently stated that it will be nearly impossible to eradicate drug use and production in Mon State due to police... 

August 14, 2019 | Read more »

Mon language learning under threat as government fails to provide students with textbooks

HURFOM: Government schools throughout Mudon Township, Mon State, have been permitted to conduct Mon language lessons for 45 minutes per day throughout the 2019–2020... 

August 14, 2019 | Read more »

Lack of NRCs in remote areas of Kyaikmayaw Township strip residents of voting rights, access to government services

According to the venerable Monk Pan Ti Ta, Abbot of Kaw Zwel village, Kyaikmayaw Township, nearly 50 percent of all residents in remote areas of Kyaikmayaw township do... 

July 26, 2019 | Read more »

11 years on, Thanbyuzayat resident still seeking justice for military land confiscation

HURFOM: More than 11 years after his land was seized, Nai P—, a victim of land confiscation, has told HURFOM that he still hopes to one day have his land returned to... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Mon State residents worry they can no longer afford electricity after Ministry of Electricity and Energy hikes rates

On June 25th 2019, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) announced that beginning in July 2019, the cost of electricity per kilowatt hour (kWh) would increase... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Having received poor compensation for their land, villagers demand Mon State government investigate June Cement Industry Ltd.

In their search for justice, farmers in Kyaikmayaw Township’s Mount Pyar Taung region are demanding that the Mon State government investigate the June Cement Industry Ltd.’s... 

July 16, 2019 | Read more »

2-year prison sentence for social media post signals renewed attack on freedom of expression in Mon State

On July 1st 2019, U Aung San Oo, an activist and resident of Mote Tama town, Paung Township, Mon State, was sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor by the... 

July 5, 2019 | Read more »

Farmers brace for financial ruin as 30,000 acres flood due to Mon State government’s mismanagement of irrigation system

More than 2,000 farmers from 11 villages in Paung Township have suffered considerable financial loss this rainy season as the mismanagement of an irrigation system set... 

June 29, 2019 | Read more »