The 2nd Mon political dialogue to be held soon

March 11, 2020

HURFOM: In order to prepare for the 4th Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong), the New Mon State Party (NMSP) plans to hold a National Level Political Dialogue (for Mon people) in the Wae Zin region of their controlled area.

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Landmine blast injures villager in Yebyu

March 10, 2020

HURFOM: In the late afternoon of  February 29, 2020, a local villager from what is known locally as the Ka Lae village, Yar Phu village track, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division suffered injuries from a landmine blast.

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HURFOM’s 2020 International Women’s Day Statement: Gender Equality in Burma/Myanmar Impossible until Gender-Based Violence is Addressed

March 8, 2020

Today, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) is celebrating International Women’s Day and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women not only in Burma/Myanmar but around the world. 

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Political leaders view efforts to advance constitution amendments in parliament as ineffective

March 6, 2020

HURFOM: During the 15th regular meeting of the second term of the Union Parliament, in February of this year, lawmakers have been discussing the articles and sub articles of draft amendments to the 2008 Constitution.

Some political leaders are not optimistic about the task. The Chair of the New Mon State Party (NMSP), Nai Hong Sar commented on February 27 that trying to amend the Constitution in the parliament was ineffective.

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Rape case involving a minor proceeding slowly

March 3, 2020

HURFOM: A 12 year old girl from Chaung Zone Township, Mon State was raped by a 33-year old man on the 13th of  February 2020. The culprit was detained at the Police Office by order of the Chaung Zone court the next day. 

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Government arresting the “branches” not the top of the drug dealer tree, says Deputy Speaker

February 28, 2020

HURFOM: On February 18, 2020, the Deputy Speaker of the Mon State Parliament Dr Aung Naing Oo criticized the government for failing to arrest top of the tree drug dealers, instead they are just arresting their “branches”.

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Villagers concerned livelihoods will be lost due to mega-projects

February 27, 2020

HURFOM: After learning about large or mega-project plans to build a deep-seaport, a bridge, an airfield and other related infrastructure on Kalagote island, Ye Township, Mon State, villagers expressed concern their livelihoods in fisheries, gardening and farming will be directly affected.

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

February 26, 2020

HURFOM: On February 21, 2020, the Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) celebrated “International Mother Language Day” at the Rehmonnya Hotel, Mawlamyine, Mon State.  MNEC used the opportunity to demand that the government should adopt a concrete policy to promote mother tongue education within government schools.

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

February 24, 2020

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, Mon State submitted a proposal urging the government to take actions designed to stop human trafficking and human rights violations in the Tiger fishing raft industry and to promote Mon States offshore fishing industry.

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

February 20, 2020

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 promotes freedom of expression, has called for the abolition of Article 8(F) of the law, and to amend other articles that gravely impact on freedom of expression.  

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