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Pai Khun residents demand return of land seized by Burma army

Residents in southern Shan State’s Pai Khun Township on Friday staged two rallies to demand the return of lands seized more than 20 years ago by the Burmese armed forces.

Ko Kyaw Tin Aung, a protester from the nearby town of Moe Pyae, said that a multi-ethnic mix of demonstrators–Kayan (Karenni), Inn and Shan local residents–had turned out at two separate locations in Moe Pyae to voice their demands on the morning of September 23. One rally was held in front of Moe Pyae administration office, while the other took place outside the Burmese army’s Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 422 base......Read more


Salween River Dams Should Not Replace Myitsone Dam

Preparations should be made to prevent dam building on the Salween River, the home of many ethnic people, replacing the Irawaddy River’s Chinese backed Myitsone Dam project if it is cancelled.

The comments were made by the Mon State Hluttaw (parliament) Deputy Speaker Dr Aung Nai Oo at the press launch of a Mon Youth Progressive Organisation (MYPO) report entitled ‘In the Balance’, held at the Ramanya Hotel in Mawlamyine, Mon State on 9 September..{ Read more...}


CSSU Slam Govt Plans to Dam the Salween

A statement by the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) has criticised Burmese Government plans to dam the Salween river, questioning the economic benefits of various projects and raising concerns over their environmental impact and effect on the ongoing conflict situation in Shan and Kachin States.

According to the community based organisation Salween Watch, six hydropower projects are being developed on the Salween: the Upper Salween Dam, also known as Kunlong Dam (1,400 MW), Nong Pha Dam (1,000 MW), Mai Tong Dam also known as Tasang Dam (7,110 MW),..{ Read more.......}


Mon Groups Form Land Policy Drafting Committee

Over 100 civil society representatives from across Mon State participated in a two-day land policy workshop in the state capital of Moulmein.

The attendees formed a new 15-member acting committee that will draft an updated land policy for Mon State, in the hope that it will influence future federal law..{ Read more....}

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