54 STORIES TAGGED ‘LAND CONFISCATION’

Villagers Demand Return of Confiscated Land at Ceasefire Monitoring Team Meeting

May 1, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Villagers demanded the return of their land, confiscated by the Burma Army, with members of the Karen State Ceasefire Joint Monitoring Committee – State level (JMC-S) who held its first meeting with local villagers on April 26 at Kya-in Gyi village, in Kyain Seikgyi Townsh... Read more ►

KNU aims to work on land issues in practice

January 11, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) will not only negotiate land issues in the Karen State with the Burmese government but also carry them out in practice, KNU’s joint secretary-2 Pado Mann Mann Mann said. He made the remarks at the press conference held on the last day of the ... Read more ►

KNU and Karen State Government Meet to Discuss Land Issues

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) met with officials from the Karen State Government to discuss cooperation on solving ongoing and future land issues on 6 December at the Karen State Government office. Karen State Government officials including the Security and Border Affairs M... Read more ►

Asia World and Shwe Padonmar Companies Sue Returning IDPs for Trespass

October 5, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning to their former villages are being sued for trespass by the Asia World and Shwe Padonmar companies who claim the land was given to them for palm oil plantations. Residents of Kyay Zuu Taw Village in the Hnam Kyal Village Group of... Read more ►

Political Parties and CSOs Omitted from Ceasefire Monitoring Committee

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Pyo Zar and S'Phan Shaung

Karen State based political parties and civil society groups said that they are not invited to take part at the state level Joint Monitoring Committee-State Level (JMC-S). The state level JMC-S was formed with 16 committee members at the headquarters of the Burma Army 22 Lig... Read more ►

NLD Hand Back 232 Acres Confiscated Farmlands – Rightful Owners Not Happy

June 23, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State are less than ecstatic that more than 232 acres of farmland, confiscated by the Burma Army and other government officials will be returned to them. The National League for Democracy Government’s Land Management Group, based in Karen State, said the... Read more ►

*In Mon State, expanding quarries threaten farms

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho

The number of quarries in Mon State is quickly increasing and locals say authorities fail to regulate their environmental impact on farmlands. PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Mon State – On a recent afternoon in May, the farmers of Ohn Titbin Village Tract were tending to their betel ... 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 ►

*A legacy of land disputes awaits NLD govt

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho (Myanmar Now)

The new government will have to address numerous junta-era land grabs, such as in Ayeyawaddy Region’s Pantanaw Township where hundreds of farmers lost land. PANTANAW, Ayeyarwady Region (Myanmar Now) – As darkness fell in Khanwebo on the night of February 3, a sudden ... Read more ►

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