You Have to Leave Your Land…Karen Land is State Land…

June 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Bway Paw looks out of her windowless thatched bamboo home in Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen State, and remembers the day in 1996 when the Burma Army came and took her land. Naw Bway Paw in a video interview with Karen News describes how she lost her ancestral home and lands.... Read more ►

Human Rights Groups Warn A “Frenzy” of Land Confiscation For Mining, Logging And Dams in Burma Destroying Lives

May 19, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A number of regional human rights organisations have hit out at land confiscation in Burma by companies and individuals with links to the government. The Asian Human Rights Commission has slammed a “frenzy” of land grabs in Burma by the government or government-linked co... Read more ►

Hluttaw Speaker Promises To Investigate Farmers’ Land Disputes In Karen State

May 1, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

During his trip to Karen State, Parliament speaker, Thura Shwe Mann, promised farmers to look into land confiscation cases in the region once they are submitted to the House. Thura Shwe Mann, chairman of the Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) was on a visit to Karen S... Read more ►

Farmers Compensated For Land Loss To Asia Highway

March 16, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

Burma’s government and the Thai company involved in the construction of the Asia Highway have paid compensation to landowners affected by the construction, but some landowners have claimed that they did not receive the compensation that the authorities initially promised. ... Read more ►

Land Owners: “We Have To Rent Our Stolen Lands Of The Army…”

February 14, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Landowners in Hpa-an Township are frustrated that they have to pay yearly rent to use lands that once belonged to them, but were confiscated by the military in 2003. Villagers claim that the property, that includes land from four villages in Aein Duu village tract, costs the... Read more ►

“Displaced, Relocated And Our Land Given To Companies…”

January 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

State-run oil and rubber plantations are blocking displaced Karen villagers from returning to their original land. Since the ceasefire between the Karen National Union and the Burma government in 2012 dispossessed villagers in the Tanintharyi region have begun to return to ... Read more ►

The Bad Oil – Companies Occupy Relocated Villages’ Land

December 18, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Following the good feel surrounding the ceasefire between the Karen and Burma government, villagers forced relocated 10 years ago returned in hope to their old village, only to find it occupied by a palm oil company. Following their forced relocation by Burma Army, Karen vil... Read more ►

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 And GOVT Agree To Work Together On Land Issues

November 12, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union and the government have agreed to work together to try to solve contentious land issues, including confiscation. At the regional level meeting between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Tanintharyi government, both sides agreed that the KNU and g... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Demand Compensation For Land Losses Caused By Cement Factory

September 20, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung (KIC)

Farmers have demanded compensation for their land confiscated and for losses of land to mining and a cement factory in Hlakar village track, in Hpa-an, Karen State. The Hlakar farmers held a meeting in the village on September 12 that decided to present their five-point dema... Read more ►

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