Burma’s Ministry of Defence has pledged to return more than 150,000 acres of confiscated lands across the country. The gesture follows the return of 50,000 acres in the past year.[…]
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Jun 24, 2008 (DVB), Government authorities have forced unemployed people across Burma to work for low pay cultivating farmlands seized from cyclone victims in the Irrawaddy delta, according to locals.[…]
Burma’s Ministry of Defence said that more than 200,000 acres of seized land have been handed over to state and regional governments, according to a report submitted to the government[…]
Feb 17, 2009 (DVB), Farmers in Rangoon’s New Dagon Port township were disappointed to be given a very small amount of compensation for the more than 6000 acres of farmlands[…]
Dec 23, 2008 (DVB), Nearly six acres of farmland near Htaungwat village in Karen state have been taken over by a businessman named Ngwe Moe from Moulmein with the help[…]
Dec 8, 2008 (DVB), Over 1200 acres of land have been taken from farmers in villages between Myin Chan and Taung Tha townships in Mandalay to be used in the[…]
Apr 11, 2008 (DVB), Increased incidences of forced land seizure in Arakan state and Magwe division have raised tensions between local residents and military troops, a local labour rights campaigner[…]
Feb 7, 2008 (DVB), Three thousand acres of privately-owned land has been seized from Ngwe Saung township farmers by family members of a State Peace and Development Council general, according[…]
Rangoon township authorities have issued an ultimatum to more than 200 Michaungkan villagers to disband their protest site at the town’s Myasaryan pagoda by 6pm on Monday or else face forceful removal.