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Three villagers injured by landmines in less than two months as land dispute between the NMSP and KNU drags on in Yebyu Township

HURFOM: Three people have been injured by landmines in Yebyu Township in a one-and-a-half-month period from October 15th to November 29th 2018. The blasts have taken place... 

December 6, 2018 | Read more »

Locals in Mudon Township demand removal of illegally operating Chinese-owned factory because of negative environmental and health impacts

HURFOM: According to locals, a Chinese-owned factory in Mudon Township has been operating without the official permission of the Mon State government and is badly damaging... 

November 30, 2018 | Read more »

8-year-old girl raped repeatedly and threatened by her grandfather in Mudon Township

WCRP: In November, an 8-year-old girl from Htin Kone village, Mudon Township, Mon State, reported being raped five times by her maternal, 50-year-old grandfather, who she... 

November 29, 2018 | Read more »

Military captain who shot and killed civilian on Kalagoke Island to be transferred to civic court: MNHRC

HURFOM: On November 16th 2018, according to a letter from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), Captain Aung Ko Ko Min from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB)... 

November 28, 2018 | Read more »

New seaport road in Ye Township leaves villagers upset over land grabbing and unfair compensation by Southern Myanmar Development Co. Ltd.

WCRP: Landowners in Ye Township, Mon State are upset with the Southern Myanmar Development Co. Ltd. over reported land grabbing and unfair compensation. The company is constructing... 

November 28, 2018 | Read more »

Family allege torture by police to force a confession from a 13-year-old accused of rape and murder in Mawlamyine

WCRP: A 13-year-old boy’s family is accusing police of torture to try to force a confession from a 13-year-old boy after he was taken into custody. Thirteen-year-old Mg... 

November 27, 2018 | Read more »

New report and documentary The Attran River to Pyar Taung highlights the MCL cement factory’s damage to local environment and livelihoods

HURFOM joined together with Pyar Taung Region Social Development Association to launch a new report and documentary—The Attran River to Pyar Taung—on November 15th 2018... 

November 27, 2018 | Read more »

Villagers raise concerns about health impacts of coal mining pollution in Karen State

HURFOM: Villagers affected by coal mining in Karen State have been speaking out with concerns for their health. Sparked by new plans announced in October 2018 to convert... 

November 15, 2018 | Read more »