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YOU CANNOT IGNORE US: Victims of human rights violations in Burma from 1970 – 2017 outline their desires for justice

Yangon: Victims of human rights violations desire government reparations and deserve to see justice for what they have suffered, said the Reparations Working Group initiate... 

October 16, 2018 | Read more »

Myanmar Human Rights Commission under scrutiny in report launched by civil society groups

A report scrutinizing the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) was released by civil society groups on 9th October in Yangon. The report shows the failings of... 

October 10, 2018 | Read more »

Local woman dies after being hit by vessel hired by MCL

HURFOM: On September 19th 2018, Daw Myo Tha Dar Shwe, aka Ma Pae Pae, a local fisherwoman, died after having an accident with the “MV Kaung Hein” vessel of the High Mix... 

October 3, 2018 | Read more »

Mawlamyine Municipal Department to bar local farmers from access to farm land

HURFOM: The Mawlamyine Municipal Department tried to fence a 235-acre paddy field farmed by the 23 local farmers in Thar Yar Aye Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State on September 15th... 

September 28, 2018 | Read more »

INTERVIEW with land confiscation victim: As there has been no improvement, everyone is living in silence

HURFOM: “We didn’t collect latex from our rubber trees for a long time. In 2016, the military [Burma Army Artillery Battalion No. 315] called us and said that we had to... 

September 28, 2018 | Read more »

Mon State Government Discourages Support of local for NMSP after signing NCA

HURFOM: The Mon State Government has restricted activities related to Mon Affairs after the New Mon State Party (NMSP) signed the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) early... 

September 25, 2018 | Read more »

8-year-old girl raped while trying to seek shelter from the floods

HURFOM: On September 3rd 2018, an 8-year-old girl who was taking temporary shelter from the flood was raped by a motorcycle taxi driver near Mawlamyine Railway Station. The... 

September 20, 2018 | Read more »

Locals unhappy as electricity company breaches contract: raises prices and charges extra fees

HURFOM: Southern Myanmar Development Co. Ltd., is an authorized distributor of electricity in Northern Ye Township, Mon State, and currently the company has been arguing with... 

September 19, 2018 | Read more »