Land grab victims from Rangoon’s Mayangon Township rally in front of the University Avenue home of Aung San Suu Kyi, where they chanted and held banners requesting the assistance of the Burmese opposition leader.
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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.
Authorities fence up over 300 acres of farmland that falls within the Latpadaung Mining Project area, angering residents who have farmed the land for generations.
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.
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.
Residents from 23 villages in southern Shan state, who have been relocated to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam project, have urged the government to keep its promise in providing them with compensation and basic facilities in their new location.
Once again, tensions peak at the Latpadaung mining project after officials begin to fence off farmland that falls within the project zone.