Burma ranks second to last on this year’s International Property Rights Index, boding ill for the country’s prospects for economic development.
Resolving myriad land disputes, often involving farmers with no documents to back their claims, was a core National League for Democracy campaign pledge. Fulfilling it is proving difficult.
In August, Burma’s newly elected government overhauled the senior figures heading the administrative framework for governing Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Union Vice-President Henry Van Thio replaces former president Thein Sein as chairperson of the SEZ Central Body, responsible for determining policies to promote foreign investment and rapid economic growth through the creation of SEZs. One …
The new government will have to address numerous junta-era land grabs, such as in Ayeyawaddy Region’s Pantanaw Township where hundreds of farmers lost land.
Lawmakers and activists assess the performance of the current parliament, as the NLD prepares to take the reigns in 2016.
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