Human trafficking in fishing raft industry

December 16, 2019

HURFOM: Four months ago, 42 year old, U Zaw Win, from Hle Tan Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State was sitting in a liquor shop, when two motorbike taxi drivers approached him and invited him to go with them if he wanted to get work as a carpenter.

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Human rights organizations demand reforms to MNHRC

December 12, 2019

HURFOM: On December 9, 2019, 20 human rights organizations jointly launched a report called  “A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please” in Yangon.

The report analyses the performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and highlights human rights violations in 2018 and 2019. The report also calls for reforms within the MNHRC in order to better promote and protect human rights.

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The 71stInternational Human Rights Day commemorated in A Baw, Ye

December 12, 2019

HURFOM: On December 10, 2019, community based organizations, youth networks and local community members came together to celebrate the 71st International Human Rights Day in A Baw village, Ye Township, Mon State.

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The 71st International Human Rights Day Statement by HURFOM

December 10, 2019

HURFOM: Today, we celebrate the 71st International Human Rights Day and stand with all nations around the world in commemorating the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Burmese (Myanmar) Army and BGF troops steal over 75 Million Kyat from Palaing Japan Villagers 

December 10, 2019

HURFOM: The village leaders in Palaing Japan village (literal translation-Japanese Well) have calculated the losses of stolen belongings and damaged property, during the raid of Burmese Army and Border Guard Force (BGF) on the 27th of November.  They calculate villagers lost approximately 55 million Kyat, from looting by armed soldiers.  Added to this loss the soldiers also took a Toyota Tiger model (D4D) truck, with an estimated value of 20 million Kyat, from the village.

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NMSP: Burmese Army and Karen BGF breach NCA

December 5, 2019

HURFOM: On November 27, 2019, the Burmese army and the Karen Border Guard Force (BGF) attacked the New Mon State Party (NMSP) military base in Japanese Well village, near the Three Pagodas Pass area at the Thai-Burma border. The armed forces  took control of the base and village. In order to resolve the conflict, the NMSP is submitting a report to the Joint Monitoring Committee-Union (JMC-U) and the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), according to a source from the NMSP.

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An interview with Japanese Well internally displaced persons (IDPs)

December 4, 2019

HURFOM: Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) conducted a short interview with internally displaced people (IDP) who fled their homes in Japanese Well due to armed conflicts that began on November 28th, between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) , the Burmese military (Tatmadaw) and the Karen Border Guard Force (BGF). Many of these internally displaced people have taken shelter at a Mon monastery in Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

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Mon State government plans to build deep seaport at Kalagoke island

December 3, 2019

HURFOM: The Surbana Jurong Group from Singapore launched their “Mon State Investment Affair 2019” at the Strand Hotel in Mawlamyine on the 29th and 30th of November, with the support of the Mon state government.

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47 year old male charged with buying a minor for the purpose of prostitution

November 29, 2019

HURFOM: Local people in Myay Nee Kone Ward, Mawlaymine, Mon State, noticed a young girl crying in front of a guest house near the train station. They contacted the police in Dye Wun Kwin.

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Fighting between NMSP and Burmese army forces 500+ villagers to flee homes

November 28, 2019

HURFOM: At 9:30 am on November 27, 2019, the Burmese army and the Karen Border Guard Force (BGF) invaded the New Mon State Party (NMSP) base near Japanese Well village, Three Pagodas Pass (TPP), Kyarinnseikyi Township, Karen State. There was an armed clash between the two parties. More than 500 villagers had to flee their homes and took shelter at a Mon monastery in Thailand, according to the local sources.

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