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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Do misunderstandings of the parliamentary rules and regulations impair the checks and balances of the legislative and executive branches of government? 

October 2, 2019

HURFOM: 49 questions were to be raised during the 14th regular meeting of the second-term of the Mon State Parliament,  but the Mon State government replied on September 17 that they could answer only 25 questions.

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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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No agreement between the government and locals, resettlement program delayed

September 30, 2019

HURFOM: On August 9, 2019, there was a landslide in Ye Pyar Gone village, Thel Phyu Gone village track, Paung Township in Mon State and 27 houses were destroyed. The Mon State government has attempted to negotiate a resettlement program with the survivors but they have not reached an agreement.

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Interview with a Ye Township flood victim

September 26, 2019

HURFOM: On 23 September 2019, Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) interviewed Nai Oo Lay, a flood victim from Thiri Nandar Quarter in Ye Township.

Que: What was the impact of flooding in Ye?

Ans: Yes! This time the flooding left a huge amount of destruction. As far as I know at least one house was lost — 3 to 5 lakh kyats. Some plantation owners who had stored rice and betel nut had to throw much of that away after it got soaked in water. That was another huge loss. If stored goods were not totally damaged, you can only get half the price for rice or betel nut after flood damage. Generally speaking, flood victims were able get back only half of what they lost.

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High school students in Kyaikmayaw Township confess to drug use

September 23, 2019

HURFOM: According to the Principal of a High School in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, two students confessed to using illicit drugs.

On September 17, 2019, six Grade-9 students were asked if they had ever used betel nut or drank alcohol.  Two students confessed they had used drugs.

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