Land conflicts in Burma have escalated in recent years, with military and armed groups driving people from their land, and new laws failing to protect farmers, says a rights watchdog.
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Deputy Minister for Construction Soe Tint weighed in on the land confiscation issue in parliament on Tuesday, saying, “Farmland loss is due to establishing new satellite towns in public interests,”[…]
Around 1,500 farmers from Mandalay Division marched through Pyin Oo Lwin demanding the return of 300,000 acres of farmland allegedly confiscated by the government and private companies.
Almost 90 million kyat (over US$90,000) will be provided to the victims of a 1997 land confiscation issue in Hlaing Tharyar, Rangoon Division. The settlement came after farmers ended a[…]
Residents of Rangoon Division’s Michaungkan village have vowed to restart their protest after talks with government authorities and MPs broke down without agreement on 1 April. More than 200 villagers[…]
Over 200 acres of land confiscated by the military is given back to villagers in Myanaung township.
Farmers in Dalla township are forced to relocate after the Burmese military confiscated 500 acres of land to make way for a naval storage base.
By ALI FOWLE In the run up to the South East Asian Games, due to be held in Burma at the end of this year, locals in Irrawaddy division are being[…]
Judges order Yuzana to pay less compensation for confiscation of villages and 200,000 acres of land than initially offered by company
Farmers compensated less than one percent of estimated cost of land confiscated in 2006 by the Burmese army in Magwe division
Aug 13, 2007 (DVB)