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Drug arrests double in 2020 despite COVID-19

HURFOM: There were 406 drug arrests in 2019 in Mon State.  At the end of 2020, the number more than doubled to 844 cases, despite COVID-19 travel restrictions.   Read More →

January 20, 2021 | Read more »

Child sexual abuse continues in Mon State

HURFOM: In 2020, in Mon State, there were 67 cases of child sexual abuse identified. Within the first two weeks of January 2021, two new cases were registered with police... 

January 19, 2021 | Read more »

What is working between the Union and State levels of government, and what needs to change? : Responses from parliamentarians

HURFOM: According to Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution, the Union level government has more authority than State level governments.  This is laid out explicitly in Table #1... 

January 18, 2021 | Read more »

NLD selective meetings with winning ethnic party candidates damaging unity, says MUP

When the National League for Democracy (NLD) announced they would discuss future union affairs with ethnic political parties, they only met with ethnic candidates that... 

January 13, 2021 | Read more »

Civic education must come first before the new GAD election

HURFOM: The process of electing  new Ward/Village Administrators, who will serve the new government following the 2020 election, will begin soon.  Read More →

January 12, 2021 | Read more »

Child sexual abuses cases : 1/3rd of the perpetrators are family members

HURFOM: In 2020, 96 child sexual abuse cases were filed in Mon State.   67 involved rape,  report the Mon State Police Office, and  one third of the rapists were family... 

January 11, 2021 | Read more »

NLD sends 17 objection letters to UEC following 2020 election: One concerns election of MUP Deputy Speaker to Mon State Parliament

HURFOM: On December 29, 2020, the National League for Democracy (NLD) held a Central Executive Committee Meeting.  NLD Vice Chair Dr Zaw Myint Maung,  told the press that... 

January 8, 2021 | Read more »

Six-year-old sexually abused in Mudon

HURFOM: On January 3, 2021, a six-year-old girl from Myo Ma #4 Ward, Mudon, in Mon State was sexually abused by a 27-year-old neighbor.  Read More →

January 8, 2021 | Read more »