Land Confiscation and Land Grabbing Continues As Business Development Increase in Karen State

November 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Saw Albert, Field Director of Karen Human Right Group (KHRG), talk about the land confiscation and its impact on the livelihood of villagers, as well as the unfavorable conditions of legal mechanism towards villagers to secure their... Read more ►

KNU lobby Govt speaker on land grabs and ceasefire

September 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen National Union (KNU) leaders based in southern Burma have called on the parliament speaker, Thura Shwe Mann, to help move forward the the ‘cease-fire code of conduct’ between the KNU and the government. P’doh Saw Beeler, Joint Secretary of KNU’s... Read more ►

Villagers, the big losers as land is ‘grabbed’ for development

August 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Driving through the rural roads of the Tenasserim (Tanintharyi) region in Southern Burma, vast plantation of palm oil and rubber trees stretch on either side of the roads. Signboards along the roads and in the town proclaim that, ‘Tanintharyi Division is the Oil Bowl of M... Read more ►

Burma Army ‘mark’ KNU registered farmlands

July 26, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Villagers in Htantabin Township witnessed the Burma Army putting up placards claiming their land that was confiscated under the former military regime. Villagers said that the Burma Army put up the placards on the disputed land on July 20. Villagers said the original landown... Read more ►

People in ‘authority’ approve land theft

May 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Saw Albert, the field director of the Karen Human Rights Group, in an exclusive interview with Karen News, said that since Burma’s 2010 election, changes in the government’s administration has allowed a lot of business and development projects to come into the countr... Read more ►


May 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Land confiscation of property belonging to villagers by developers and government officials in Tenasserim Division has become a complicated issue for the Karen National Union (KNU) during its peace-building process with the Burma government. Ber Baw Lor, a Karen village in s... Read more ►

Mayan Tapin villager loses plantation amid claims of collusion between officials

March 15, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Conflicts over land have increase since last year’s ceasefire signed between the Karen National Union and the government as ‘development projects’ multiply. In a recent incident villagers claim that the village chief from Mayan Tapin village, Tontay Township, failed to... Read more ►

Htone Bo villagers demand Asia World Company give back their land

March 7, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Htone Bo villagers have demanded that the Shwe Energy (Asia World) Company allow them to work in their lands in the project area of the Thauk Ye Khat 2 hydro-power-dam that is now producing electricity. The Htone Bo village, 14-miles from Taungoo Town, had been relocated due... Read more ►

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