7 STORIES TAGGED ‘LAND DISPUTE’

Hundreds of Mae-ka-ne Residents Demand Return of Seized Lands

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Residents of Mae-ka-ne Village under the Karen State’s Myawaddy Township held a peaceful demonstration on June 10 morning to demand the return of the farmlands that have been grabbed for development project. The protest leader Naw Htoo Htoo said over 300 residents marched ... Read more ►

KNU Agricultural Department Decide to Prioritize Measuring Land, Solving Land Disputes

June 4, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen National Union’s Agriculture Department will give priority to assist the public in obtaining their land ownership rights and solve land issues that rose up in the mixed controlled areas within this year. The department made the decision during its 12th year-end m... Read more ►

Land Disputes Made up 90% of Complaint Letters Sent to Karen State Parliament

November 16, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Complaint letters received by Karen State parliament related to land issues dominated all other concerns over the 10-month period from January to October 2017. A government official responsible for receiving the complaint letters said that 54 complaint letters were received ... 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 ►

Companies Land Applications Spark Villagers’ Protest Over Disputed Land in Karen State

June 8, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State have lodged a protest to their local land registration office against applications by companies and investors to take community land for development projects. The villagers from Minekan, Hpa-an Township, submitted an letter to the township land regis... Read more ►

Cement Factory Raises New Fears of Land Confiscation and Pollution

April 22, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Residents of Mi Kayin village, Hpa-an, Karen State, are once again united to oppose a proposed cement factory planned to be built near their village by the Myanmar Ji Dong Cement Company Limited. Saw Nyan Win, a Mi Kayin villager said in an interview with Karen News that res... Read more ►

MP Granted Land Concession – Villagers Demand Parliament Settle Dispute

April 2, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung and Saw Tun Lin

More than 130 villagers from 20 villages in Hlaingbwe and Hpa-An Township signed a petition letter and sent to the state parliament demanding a solution to the dispute over farmland that was granted concession to businessman for a rubber plantation. Daw Nan Say Awa, a member... Read more ►

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