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 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 ►

Compensation to be Paid for Properties Affected by Power Cable Connection Projects – Maybe?

July 26, 2016  •  Author: Kahsaw Wah

Compensation would be given to locals whose farmlands or fruit tree plantations were affected by the two power cable projects from Myawady to Mawlamyaing and Myawady to Kawkareik. The Myawady-Mawlamyaing 230 KV and Myawady-Kawkareik 66 KV power line projects is being built, ... Read more ►

KNU Wants Government Recognition of Ethnic Communities and Armed Groups’ Land Ownership Policies

May 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen National Union leaders has called for respective state and regional governments to recognized land rights and policies that are already in place for decades in ethnic areas and agreed to by both ethnic communities and armed groups. Padoh Mahn Mahn, the joint general se... Read more ►

MPT and Telenor Telephone Companies Fail to Get Permission – Run Cable Tunnels Through Farm Lands and Homeyards

May 17, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State are upset tunnels dug on their land for international and local telecommunication companies was done without permission. Naung Ka Myaing villagers in Hpa-an township, Karen State are now demanding and official clarification and paperwork about the ca... 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 ►

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 ►

Villagers Affected By Asian Highway To Be Paid

February 18, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt and Saw Nyunt Thaung

The Burma government and a Thai company have agreed to pay compensation to farmers for damaging or taking their land while building the Asian Highway network link between Myawaddy and Kawkareik in Karen State. Saw Maw Htoo, Chairperson of the Karen National Union Kawkareik T... 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 ►

Land disputes increase in Karen State

April 8, 2013  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung (KIC)

Disputes over land issues have increased in the Hpa-an Town region in Karen State since the establishment of economic zones and a rush to start ‘development projects’ in the area. Myaing Thar Yar villagers have reported to government officials that the children o... Read more ►

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