Dawei farmers take to the streets to demand their land back

November 14, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

For the first time in decades, farmers in Dawei Township held a demonstration in Dawei City in an attempt get back farmlands returned to them that were confiscated by the former military regime. Ko Tun Tun Win, a farmer who led the demonstration accused local government offi... Read more ►

KNU Stops Coal Mine After Villagers Protest

October 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) in Southern Burma has suspended a coalmine from operating in the Pawklo area, east of Dawei. The KNU stopped the mine after listening to the demands local villagers made to the political organisations district leaders. The KNU Mergui-Tavoy Dist... Read more ►

Amid reports of abuse, calls for massive Dawei project to be suspended

October 2, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Karen News

A local rights group, the Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU), releases video it claims shows how Thai and Burmese developers of the Dawei deap-sea mega project are abusing villagers’ rights. The video purports to show how the beauty of the Tavoyan coast is being destroyed by th... Read more ►

Japan Shows Interest In Dawei Mega Project

September 30, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Japan joined a meeting between Thailand and Burma to discuss how to kick-start the Dawei $60 billion mega project in southern Burma. It was the first time the three countries had met to discuss Japan’s role as a potential investor in the massive Dawei project that includes... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Blockade Dawei Supply Road

September 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers angry with a Thai company for not paying them ‘promised compensation’ have stopped vehicles from delivering supplies to the $60 billion Dawei project in southern Burma. Villagers from Kaw Htee Lor (Thebyutchaung) east of Dawei, in Southern Burma blockaded the r... Read more ►

Thai surveyors fail to gain villagers’ trust

May 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Local people affected by the construction of Thailand’s and Burma’s Dawei-Kanchanaburi road link in Southern Burma have rejected to be involved in a ‘public consultative meeting’ to approve the last stage of an environmental impact assessment report. A villager f... Read more ►

Char Khan Villagers refuse to move until fair compensation is paid

March 28, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Government authorities have applied pressure to 30 villagers in Cha Khan village who have refused to relocate, to make way for the construction of the Dawei deep-sea port. The villagers are refusing to move until they are given what they think is fair compensation. According... Read more ►

Forced relocation, company compensation falls short of replacing village lands

February 25, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Villagers in the Nabule area will be forced to leave their homes, in April, to make way for construction work related to the mega-project, the $60 billion Dawei deep-sea port project. Residents of Mu Do village in Nabule area, Tenasserim Division, will be have to leave their... Read more ►

Despite compensation, Cha Khan villagers find it hard to make a living

February 23, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Cha Khan villagers in Nabule area of Yephyu Township, Tenasserim Division who had their homes bulldozed by the Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) to make way for the Dawei deep-sea project are facing difficulties to make a living. Local sources said villagers from Cha Kh... Read more ►

Cha Khan villagers, homes bulldozed to make way for deep sea port

February 19, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) bulldozed the homes of Cha Khan residents’ in Yephyu Township, Tenasserim Division, to make way for the Dawei deep-sea project. Speaking to Karen News, a Cha Khan villager said. “At the end of January, the ITD Company bulldozers... Read more ►

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