Village leader sues for defamation

September 20, 2020

HURFOM: On September 14, 2020, Nai Pha, the hundred-household leader of (Inside) Da Ni Kyar village, Ma Gyi village track, Khaw Zar Sub-township, Ye Township, Mon State announced he will sue a monk and five villagers for defaming him.

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Neighbour rapes 6-year-old child

September 19, 2020

HURFOM: On September 12, 2020, a 50-year-old man from Zay Jo Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State, raped a 6-year old child.

The rapist lived nearby the child’s family home, and lured her to his house. 

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NLD’s election campaign poster destroyed in Kyaikmayaw

September 15, 2020

HURFOM: On September 11, 2020, a 28-year-old man from Kaw That village, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State destroyed a National League for Democracy (NLD)  election campaign poster.  He was charged by the Kyaikmayaw police under electoral law #57 and #58 for actions threatening the right to be elected.

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Election campaigning must be done via social media due to COVID-19 and limit crowd sizes

September 8, 2020

HURFOM: On September 6, 2020, the Union Election Commission (UEC) released a statement directing candidates to conduct their election campaigns via social media due to COVID-19.  Candidates have responded that this will be difficult.

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Candidate says Kyarinnseikyi voter education urgently needed for new voters

September 7, 2020

HURFOM: The 2020 general election will be the first time many residents living in Mon villages, Kyarinnseikyi Township, in Karen State will be voting.

This is because in the 2010 and 2015 elections, the villages were defined as “Black Area” by the government and under the control of the New Mon State Party (NMSP). As a result  residents did not have a chance to cast their votes.

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Kyaikmayaw election candidate robbed and injured

September 5, 2020

HURFOM: Mi Than Htay, aka Mi Ja Loon Htaw an Administrator of Taranar village, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, and election candidate from #2 constituency of Kyaikmayaw Township was robbed in Hline Ward, Mawlamyine on September 1, 2020.

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Only persons with congenital disabilities will receive COVID-19 monetary support

August 31, 2020

HURFOM: Government plans to support persons with disabilities due to hardships associated with  COVID-19 will be limited to those with congenital disabilities. 

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Farmland being abandoned: Younger generation not interested in continuing traditional agriculture

August 24, 2020

HURFOM: Despite paddy farming being a traditional agriculture livelihood of Mon people, new generations are refusing to inherit this work,  and it is increasingly difficult to hire laborers.  As a result farmland is being abandoned in Mon State.

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Tavoy District residents worry about losing voting right

August 22, 2020

HURFOM: Villagers in Yar Phu village track, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division, which is under the control of the Tavoy District New Mon State Party (NMSP), are  worried they may lose their voting rights because their voter list has not yet been released. 

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Mon State Youth Affairs Committee launches voter education campaign

August 19, 2020

HURFOM: The Mon State Youth Affairs Committee has launched a voter education campaign,  urging all eligible voters to cast their votes in the upcoming  2020 election. Mi Zin Win Mon, a member of the committee, noted that being able to vote is one of the most important civil and political rights.

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