Controversially erupts after GAD dismisses two elected village administrators in Kyaikmayaw Township

May 3, 2018

WCRP: Two elected village administrators have been dismissed from their positions, according to a press conference on April 26th 2018 at the Southern Myanmar Journalists Network in Mawlamyine, Mon State. Mi Than Htey of Taranar village track and U Kyin Thein of Kyaik Paran village track, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State were accused of misbehavior in two separate events and subsequently fired. Read more

Andin locals practice mangrove forest conservation

May 2, 2018

Local residents from Parlain village, Andin village track, Ye Township, Mon State, are developing a mangrove forest conservation project in order to protect their natural resources against megaprojects that are harmful to their environment and ecosystem. The majority of Parlain residents rely on the surrounding environment for their daily livelihood needs. Read more

Sexual violence against children in Mon State up 42% in 2017

May 1, 2018

WCRP: Reported cases of sexual violence against children in Mon State rose by 42% in 2017, according to statistics from the Mawlamyine Police Station. This follows a trend seen around many parts of Burma, leading to widespread media coverage and public outrage. The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) itself saw an 83% increase in the number of reported cases received in the last 12 months, as well as an 11-fold increase over the last five years. Read more

Mon Women’s Network to promote women’s voice during national political dialogue

April 27, 2018

WCRP: From April 24–25, 2018, the Mon Women’s Forum was held at Dhamma Karmi Monastery, Mawlamyine, Mon State. The Mon Women’s Network (MWN) organized the event in order to record the voices and opinions of Mon women, which they plan to present at the national-level political dialogue on the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in Ye City from May 5–7. Read more

Karen Peace Support Network’s report launch cancelled

April 25, 2018

Today’s planned launch of Karen Peace Support Network’s (KPSN) new report has been cancelled. The report, titled The Nightmare Returns, focuses on the plight of recent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Hpapun District, Karen State, who have been forced from their homes by the Burma Army, and highlights the ensuing humanitarian crisis. Read more

Disagreement over Representation Preventing NMSP from Joining Mon State Ceasefire Monitoring Committee

April 21, 2018

The New Mon State Party (NMSP) have yet to join the Mon State Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMCS) due to a disagreement over NMSP representation in the Karen State and Tenasserim Division monitoring committees, according to an April 9th statement by NMSP Chairman Nai Htaw Mon. Read more

Mon Youth and Drug Forum Releases 6-Point Plan to Combat Drug Use Among Teens

April 20, 2018

A youth and drug forum was held April 2–3, 2018, in Kwan That village, Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State. The forum welcomed 153 youth participants and was organized by the Mon Youth Progressive Organization (MYPO) and several local youth groups. Read more

Mon students in need of educational support for university study

April 19, 2018

According to Mon students from Bop Htaw Education Empowerment Program (BHEEP) —run by the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) — many struggle to find financial support to continue their studies after graduating.

After finishing our program, we have to serve with the New Mon State Party (NMSP) for two years. During this time, we’re preparing to get into a suitable university. When the university accepts our application, we have to apply for a scholarship program [in order to get funding],” said Mehm Kyae Chan, a Bop Htaw student from Kyar Inn Seik Kyi Township, Karen State. Read more

Owner of fishing vessel accused of trafficking laborers agrees to pay partial wages

April 4, 2018

Eight out of 23 fishermen in Ye Township, Mon State have been paid partial wages after submitting a forced labor complaint to the Mawlamyine District Labor Office on March 22nd. The owner of the fishing vessel has agreed to pay the partial salaries of the remaining fishing crew on Friday, according to a source. Read more

Locals upset with indiscriminate taxing of vehicles on Thanbyuzayat-Ye Highway in Mon State

April 4, 2018

HURFOM: Villagers in Ye Township, Mon State are crying foul over an entrance tax to Lamine Town that indiscriminately taxes travelers along the Thanbyuzayat-Ye Highway. The Lamine Sub-Township Municipal Department erected the toll gate at the Mawkanin village junction along the highway, however travelers who pass straight through and do not exit the highway at the junction toward Lamine Town are still forced to pay the fee. Read more

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