MUP to help electorate in Mawlamyine ensure they are on voters list

October 7, 2020

HURFOM: The second announcement of the updated voter list was declared open for review from October 1 to 14, 2020.  The Election Sub-commission office in Mawlamyine and the Mon Unity Party (MON) said they would both help voters in Mawlamyine constituencies to check that their names are on the list.

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Updated voter list now includes 2,000 Ye Chaung Phya voters

October 4, 2020

HURFOM: On October 1, 2020 an updated  voters list was released. This time, more than 2,000 voters were added to the original list.  

This time, people from Ye Chaung Phya have been included in the list. There were 2,232 people, but more than 500 people were still left out because there were errors in their date of birth and other facts. Well reapply with Form #3,said Nai Loon who helped the local villagers secure their voting rights.

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Youth Association provides free masks

September 28, 2020

HURFOM: The spread of COVID-19 has been increasing throughout Myanmar/Burma.  As of September 26, there were 222 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Mon State.

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November 8 election should be postponed says 24 political parties

September 27, 2020

HURFOM: Due to high rates of local transmission of COVID-19, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) along with 24 other political parties sent an open letter to the UEC on September 15 demanding the Commission reconsider the date of the election.

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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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