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.
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.[…]
Hundreds of farmers from over 30 townships across Burma gathered in protest on 18 January in front of Rangoon’s City Hall, calling on the government to mediate disputes over land[…]
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.