112 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

MPT and Telenor Telephone Companies Fail to Get Permission – Run Cable Tunnels Through Farm Lands and Homeyards

May 17, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State are upset tunnels dug on their land for international and local telecommunication companies was done without permission. Naung Ka Myaing villagers in Hpa-an township, Karen State are now demanding and official clarification and paperwork about the ca... Read more ►

KNU: No Decision to Build Hydro-power Dam – Karen Communities Continue Opposing the Project

May 9, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

In an effort to create more understanding on the proposed hydro-power dam on Baw Ka Hta River in Kyaukyi Township, the Karen National Union held a consultation meeting with community organizations on May 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The Baw Ka Hta hydro-power dam pr... Read more ►

Confiscated Land Claim – Villagers Want Max Myanmar Company to Pay Full Compensation

April 29, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Villagers in Doo Tha Htoo District Karen State are demanding to be paid full compensation for their lands they allege were illegally taken by one of Burma’s largest companies. Residents of Shwe Yaung Pya village and surrounding villages in Thaton Township have made it clea... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Pray for Mountain’s Protection, Health and Environment as 5,000-Tons Cement Plant Proposal is Revived by Militia Leader and Chinese Investors

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Mi Kayin villagers in Hpa-an Township held a prayer service for the protection of their land and natural resources threatened by the proposed cement plant on March 29, 2016. The villagers gathered at the base of Mi Kayin Mountain for the public prayer service after a recentl... Read more ►

Karen General Joins Environmental and Community Groups Who Want Govt To Halt All Mega Hydro-power Dam Projects On The Salween River

March 17, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A coalition of Karen environmental community based groups, the Karen River Watch, joined with local villagers to protest the building of hydro-power dams on the Salween River. The protesters called for all mega hydro-power projects on Salween River to stop. The protest marke... Read more ►

KNU Critical Of “Untrue” Media Reports On Dam, But Locals Not Convinced…

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union is outraged that media reports said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the with the government to construct a hydro-power dam as untrue. The KNU issued a denial after Karen communities inside Burma and overseas, incensed by the reports,... Read more ►

Govt Officials Close Down Karen Groups’ Conference on Development Impacts

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Government officials have stopped a Karen community group from holding a conference to discuss the impact of development projects on local communities. Youth Circle (YC), a civil society group working on youth and social issues had planned to release the findings of a report... Read more ►

KNU Leader Accused By Karen Groups Of Legitimizing Government’s Use of Force, Land Confiscation and Displacement

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an open letter to the Karen National Union Chairperson General Mutu Sae Poe, on Saturday 29 August 2015, a coalition of international based Karen groups accused the KNU leader that by attending the Burma government’s opening ceremony of the Asian Highway as a ‘special... Read more ►

KHRG: Land Theft Continues to Rise in Karen State

July 22, 2015  •  Author: Joe Warren

Land confiscation in Karen state has continues to increase according to a new report from the Karen Human Rights Group. The KHRG report titled, “With only our voices, what can we do?” was released on July 15 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The report documen... Read more ►

KPSN: Asia Highway Fighting Damages Peace

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) released a statement that said that fighting between the DKBA and government army during July on the Asia Highway had damaged recent peace initiatives. The newly built Asia Highway connects Myawaddy and Kawkareik in Karen state and saw... Read more ►

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