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NMSP claims their land use application aims to halt land grabs by investment companies, but locals see it differently

HURFOM: The New Mon State Party (NMSP) has been applying for permission to use land in the Parlain Region of Andin village tract, Kun Khari Island, and Man Gyi, Dani Dagyar,... 

July 18, 2018 | Read more »

A new, unknown armed group has emerged in southern Ye, extorts and leaves locals in fear

HURFOM: On July 6th 2018, locals told HURFOM that an unknown armed group has been active in southern Ye Township, Mon State. Local villagers have been extremely cautious about... 

July 18, 2018 | Read more »

NMSP’s land application has locals worried about development agenda

HURFOM: The New Mon State Party (NMSP) has applied to local authorities for permission to use land near Andin and Hnit Karote villages, Andin village track, Ye Township, Mon... 

July 17, 2018 | Read more »

“We Still Want Our Land Back”: HURFOM interview with victims of land confiscation

HURFOM: On July 1st 2018, HURFOM met with two victims of land confiscation, Nai Lin Aung and Mi Aye Mi San, a couple from Wae Rat village, Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State.... 

July 17, 2018 | Read more »

Bedok Construction Company trucks destroy roads; locals fail to see promised benefits of development project

HURFOM: Locals report that trucks from the Bedok Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd (BCE) have destroyed the road between the villages Tha Byay Thit and Da Min Sake, in... 

June 28, 2018 | Read more »

Following pressure from villagers, Mon State government U-turn on their decision to dismiss village administrator

HURFOM: On June 21st 2018, the Mon State government declared that they had reversed their decision to dismiss Mi Than Htay, also known as Mi Jaloon Htaw, of Taranar village,... 

June 26, 2018 | Read more »

HURFOM statement: Without ending torture, implementing transitional justice, there can be no chance of national reconciliation

Today on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, HURFOM wishes to express solidarity with survivors of torture around the world, as well as draw attention to the... 

June 26, 2018 | Read more »

World Refugee Day

HURFOM: Today on World Refugee Day, HURFOM honors all refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people around the world. HURFOM calls on governments, ethnic armed... 

June 20, 2018 | Read more »