Going into Monday night, two Chinese employees of Myanmar Wanbao remain detained by villagers in Seté – “kidnapped”, say authorities – as tensions over seized lands around the controversial Latpadaung copper mine reach boiling point again.
Tagged: land rights
Local farmers from Pegu Division started brawling with police after a court hearing led to five persons being charged with defamation of the state for invoking a curse on the govt by burning a coffin in a spirit-ritual.
DVB Debate’s panel discusses land rights issues and why so many victims of land confiscation have still not been compensated.
Over 200 acres of land confiscated by the military is given back to villagers in Myanaung township.
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.
Nine activists have been released following their arrest on Wednesday after a protest near the Latpadaung copper mine turned violent.
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.
The construction of a government-backed copper mine in Northern Burma has led to the forced relocation of farmers and families in Sagaing division. Testing their new-found freedom of expression, the Burmese farmers are[…]