The commotion comes after Eleven Media CEO Than Htut Aung wrote an editorial lambasting the government for failing to tackle corruption and crony capitalism.
The government has returned 5,000 acres of land to residents in Mandalay’s Tada-U, after confiscating it in 1993 to make way for construction of an airport.
Monks and staff residing at the Mahasantisukha Monastery are accused of violating religious property law and will face charges, the Ministry of Religious Affairs warned in a press conference on Wednesday.
Local authorities have demolished 50 huts belonging to squatters on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Mandalay Division.
Farmers in central Burma’s Madaya have vandalised a local fishery pond in a show of anger over the reluctance of the fishery owners to negotiate.
DVB’s special investigative documentary exposes how court procedures are manipulated using false evidence and documents. We follow one case and one woman who is using the courts to falsely claim ownership of two plots of land.
Over 200 displaced people who were evicted from Thameelay village have spent two nights at the Karen border after authorities bar their entry into Karen state.
A fire in Irrawaddy division’s Henzada town on Wednesday has killed one person and destroyed five houses.
Over 200 acres of land confiscated by the military is given back to villagers in Myanaung township.
Four farmers in central Burma’s Madaya have been charged with trespassing and vandalism, after staging a ploughing protest on land that had been confiscated by the government.
Up to 80,000 people living in a shantytown in Rangoon’s Dagon Seikkan Township have been declared illegal squatters and are now facing eviction.
Settlers from several villages in Rangoon Division’s Hlegu Township, have been forced off the land they are occupying, by authorities cracking down on squatting.
Squatters in Hlaing Tharyar township in Rangoon are rebuilding their huts alongside the Shwe Lin Pan Industrial Zone. They were previously evicted from the site by the municipal department, but they haven’t been able to find anywhere else to live.
Rangoon is facing a shortage of suitable housing as more and more foreign investors flock to the country to do business.