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Jul19

Locals afraid to restart Lemro Dam construction project

The locals afraid on a French company had made surveyed the possibility of Lemro hydro-electric power project in Lemro river, Paletwa township in southern Chin state recently.

In this regards, 157 people from 33 villages nearby Lemro river in Paletwa township had met and discussed about Lemro Dam project and its possible impacts in Kohpeyshe village on 12-14 in this month.....Read more

 
Jul18

Public Needs ‘Stronger Awareness’ of Federalism

The public needs a strong understanding of federal principles in Myanmar’s changing political landscape, said practitioners at a dialogue on federalism held in Yangon on Saturday.

Joined by around 100 participants, speakers at “Federalism Dialogues on the Current Peace Process and the Building of a Federal Democratic Union” urged greater public participation. The participants, mostly university students from varying backgrounds, asked about ethnic armed organizations’ role in peace process, as well as equality, self-determination and other principles related to democracy and federalism.......Read more

 
Jul13

Air pollution from Hsipaw coalmine affecting health

Residents in the northern Shan State Township of Hsipaw have been struck by respiratory ailments and other health issues, including 10 cases of tuberculosis (TB).

Many attribute the crisis to the Nam Ma coal mine, which, they say, has created severe air pollution over the past few years, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF).

Local villagers have raised concerns that the recent increase in TB cases is directly linked to years of breathing in dust and other pollutants from the mine, as well as a longstanding lack of accessible health care and disease control programs in the area, the report says......Read more

 
Jun20

Kyaukphyu Farmers Propose Compensation Rates for Land Lost to SEZ

Farmers from four village tracts in southern Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu Township have demanded that the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) committee compensate seized paddy field at a rate of up to 90 million kyats per acre, according to a township administration official. The request came after a meeting between Kyaukphyu SEZ committee chairman Dr. Soe Win and 63 farmers from Thaing Chaung, Kat Tha Pyay,..........Read more

 
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Our Customary Lands Documentary

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Mother Land (part 1)

Mother Land (part 2 )

Jetsu Garden and Generals Village

Land Grabbing in Mingaladon.