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MNEC calls for the government to advance concrete policies and budget for mother tongue educational programs

HURFOM: On February 21, 2020, the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) celebrated “International Mother Language Day” at the Rehmonnya Hotel, Mawlamyine, Mon State. ... 

February 26, 2020 | Read more »

Government to take action to stop human trafficking and labour violations in the fishing raft industry

HURFOM: On February 14, 2020,at the 15th regular meeting of the second-term Mon State Parliament, Dr Aung Naing Oo, and lawmakers from Constituency #1 of Chaung Zone Township,... 

February 24, 2020 | Read more »

Activists call for a review of the Law Protecting the Privacy and Security of Citizens, citing articles directly violating freedom of expression

HURFOM: On March 8, 2017, the Union Parliament approved a law named, Protecting the Privacy and Security of Citizens  On February 18, 2020, Athan, an organization that... 

February 20, 2020 | Read more »

Young people’s interest in voting in the 2020 election growing

HURFOM: Over 160 youth attended a seminar on how to cast their vote in the upcoming 2020 election.   The event was held at the Strand Hotel in Mawlamyine on February 15,... 

February 18, 2020 | Read more »

No progress with MCL to use plastic waste as an alternative energy to coal

HURFOM: Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL) operates a coal-fired cement factory in Pyar Taung Region, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State.  In August, 2019, the Ministry of Natural... 

February 18, 2020 | Read more »

Girl raped by father is 6-months pregnant

HURFOM: A 39-year-old male from Kyar Inn village, Mawlamyine Township, Mon State has been charged with repeatedly raping his 13 year old daughter.  The child is reportedly... 

February 17, 2020 | Read more »

3 seventh grade students in Thanbyuzayat raped by astrologer

HURFOM: According to the Mon State Police Force, 3 school girls (ages 12 to 13)  in Thanbyuzayat were raped by a 28-year old male living near Young Daung village, Mudon... 

February 17, 2020 | Read more »

Celebrating the 73rd Mon National Day: Unity and Inclusion

Today, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) is celebrating the 73rd Mon National Day, together with Mon communities throughout Burma/Myanmar and many parts of... 

February 9, 2020 | Read more »