Sagaing Region farmers demand compensation

Farmers from Htigyaing township of Katha district in Sagaing Region launched a protest in Nay Pyi Taw on April 26 to demand compensation as damages for their confiscated land.Keep reading ...

Demand to stop dam projects

About 400 villagers gathered on the banks of the Namtu River in Hsipaw township, Shan State last week to protest the construction of a dam which they said will submerge their homes and lands.Keep reading ...

Farmers charged over Letpadaung protest

Myanmar authorities have charged 50 farmers with assault, illegal assembly, illegal demonstration, and destruction of state property for blocking the road to the controversial Chinese-run Letpadaung copper mine in the country’s north-western Sagaing region, RFA reported on 27 March quoting a police officer.Keep reading ...

Farmland to be returned to Mandalay farmers

More than 768.9 hectares (1900 acres) of farmland seized by government departments during the years of former governments in Mandalay Region will be returned to the owners, said Dr Soe Than, Mandalay Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.Keep reading ...

Data from probe into dubious land deals submitted to Mandalay Region government

An investigation team formed to look into suspect land concessions reportedly made during the transition period earlier this year has reported its findings to the Mandalay Region government, according to team leader U Myint Aung Moe. Keep reading ...

Chinese land grabs concern Kachin villagers

The residents of Kachin State are worried by Chinese entrepreneurs’ massive land acquisition, sources say.Keep reading ...

Two former ministers, one secretive agency, and some million dollar questions

MPs and veterinarians are seeking information about a little-known government agency that controls land assets valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.YOU’VE probably heard of JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency. But what about MICA, the Myanmar International Cooperation Agency? No, Myanmar is not ...

Farmer’s rally against land grabs; officials issue warning

About 300 farmers from Rangoon’s Dagon Seikkan township demonstrated last Friday in front of a private company that allegedly confiscated their land.The protestors, with official approval from authorities, rallied in front of Pinlae Kothwe (Nine Seas) Company’s, which was one of 16 companies that seized ...

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