Fighting between KNU and NMSP displaces over 200 local people

October 22, 2019

HURFOM: Another clash broke out between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the New Mon State Party (NMSP) in Phalae Don Pheik village, Three Pagodas Pass, Karen Township, on  October 21, 2019. A previous attack took place on October 17th.

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Clash between KNU and NMSP injures civilians; houses and shops destroyed

October 22, 2019

HURFOM: In the early morning of October 17, 2019, violence broke out between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Karen National Union (KNU). KNU’s soldiers attacked a NMSP camp based in Ma Yan Chaung village in Ye Chaung Pyar and a camp based in Phalae Don Pheik in Three Pagodas Pass Township.

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Mon State Election Sub-commission needs Union Commission approval to collect list of military voters

October 22, 2019

HURFOM: As of the first week of October, 2019, more than 1.7 million people have been added to the 2020 general election voter list in Mon State. Now the Mon State Election Sub-commission is awaiting approval from the Union Election Commission to start the collection of military voters’ to the list.

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Villagers hope confiscated lands, by military will be returned to rightful owners.

October 17, 2019

HURFOM: On May 5, 2016, the President’s Office formed the Central Committee for Scrutinizing Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands. One of the duties of the committee is to return unused, confiscated lands to the original owners.

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Eighth landmine blast this year in Yebyu

October 11, 2019

HURFOM: A landmine blast occurred in the Kyaung Shar Kwin area, near Alae Sakhan village, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division at 3 pm, October 7, 2019.

A 35-year-old local resident sustained an injury in the blast. While digging for elephant foot yams on his plantation he stepped on a landmine and suffered a non-life threatening injury, according to Nai Tin San, the Administrator of Alae Sakhan village.

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Locals worried plans to build a coal power plant may impact Land Use Rights

October 8, 2019

HURFOM: The military era of Myanmar’s history and current plans to build a coal-fired plant in Ye Township have come together to create confusion about land rights.

During the years when the military controlled the Myanmar government the Light Infantry Battalion LIB #343 and the Artillery Regiment #316 confiscated 453.12 acres of farmland along side Ni Ga Rote river of the Andin village, in Ye Township.  This land was not used by the military and local villagers were able to later get access to the land by applying for a Land Use Certificate (LUC).

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Mon teachers instructed not to get involved in politics

October 7, 2019

HURFOM: Teachers appointed for Mon language teaching in government schools in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon state, were warned not to become involved in political issues by Deputy Chief Officer of Kyaikmayaw Township Department of Basic Education, according to a Mon language teacher.

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Civilian forced to accept compensation after being beaten by members of MPDF

October 4, 2019

HURFOM: On 25 September 2019, a resident living in Myoma 2 Quarter, Lamine Town, Ye Township, Mon State, was forced to accept compensation after being beaten and accused of being a drug dealer by a Major with the Mon Peace Defense Front (MPDF).

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Local villagers oppose relocation proposed by stone mining company

October 4, 2019

HURFOM: Local residents near Danne Kyar village, Ma Kyi village tract, a Khawza sub-township, in southern Ye Township, Mon State, do not wish to move to a new site being proposed by a stone mining company.

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Parents concerned following accident injuring 3 students from ceiling collapse

September 30, 2019

HURFOM: On 22 September 2019, 3 students attending their high school were injured when the interior ceiling, in their class fell on them.  The incident took place at the Basic Education High School (Sub) of Kyar Bo village, Ah Hlat village tract, Paung Township, in Mon State.

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