Lack of women’s participation in politics raised at Mon Political Conference

January 18, 2018

WCRP: Members of the women’s committee at the Mon Political Conference held last weekend in Mawlamyine, Mon State, have voiced their concern over the lack of women’s participation in politics. While women’s marginalization in the political sphere is slowly decreasing, they argued more needs to be done to encourage and empower women to engage politically. Read more

Family of rape victim to appeal decision to jail perpetrator for only 3 years

January 16, 2018

WCRP: A sexual assault victim and her family are upset over the decision by the Kyaikmayaw Township Court to sentence her attacker to only three years in jail. The family is planning to appeal the decision at the Mawlamyine District Court. Read more

Andin villagers request investigation after committee members sacked over refusal to rezone farmland for Myanmar Offshore Supply Base  

January 15, 2018

HURFOM: Villagers are upset over the dismissal of two Andin village Farmland Management Committee members in Ye Township, Mon State. U Maung Ye (Villagers’ Representative) and U Min Myint Thein (Farmers’ Representative) were forced to resign by the Ye Township general administrator after they refused to agree to rezone farmland for use in the planned Offshore Oil and Gas Supply Base. Read more

Excellent Fortune Development Group Company pushing ahead with controversial stone mining project

January 10, 2018

HURFOM: Excellent Fortune Development (EFD) Group Company Ltd. is pushing forward with a controversial stone mining project by Mount Bleh Patoi located near Dani Thakyar and Magyi villages, Ye Township, Mon State, despite a lack of consensus among local residents.

According to a former Magyi village administrator, the project poses no harm to local communities and would spur economic and social development. Read more

Mon youths call for unification of all Mon political parties at 6th annual Mon Youth Day

January 8, 2018

HURFOM: Organizers of the 6th anniversary of Mon Youth Day called for the unification of all Mon political parties into a single, inclusive entity, during the December 28th 2017 event in Kamarmo village, Chaungzone Township, Mon State.

As we now have the chance to be involved in politics, we don’t want disunity amongst the Mon political parties. We just want a single political party that can represent all Mon people. We will also look for a solution during the upcoming Mon Political Conference in January 2018. We will never give up,” said Nai Janu Oo, secretary general of the Mon Youth Forum (MYF), the primary organizer of the event. Read more

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