5 STORIES TAGGED ‘LAND DISPUTE’

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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