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Mar07

Village leader of Nam Ma coal mining area shot dead by unknown assailants

The village tract secretary of Nam Ma coal mining area in Hsipaw township, was shot dead by unknown assailants near his farm on February 26, 2017, causing shock and fear among fellow villagers.

The secretary, Lung Jarm Phe, aged 57, from Na Koon village, Nam Ma tract, was shot dead on the road at the bottom of his hill farm, close to the coal mines north of Na Koon.  Four bullets, from two different guns, hit his head, stomach, chest and left arm. He was shot from the front and the back.....Read more

 
Mar06

Myanmar Farmers Protest Decade-old Land Grab in Kachin State

Farmers who were victims of land expropriations in the Hukaung region of northern Myanmar’s Kachin state protested on Thursday against the company that took more than 270,000 acres from them a decade ago, local residents said.

Local residents and farmers from 20 villages in three of the region’s townships—Hpakant, Mongkaung, and Tanaing—attended the Farmers’ Day rally in Warazut village....Read more

 
Mar03

Residents protest against seized farmlands in Ngapali Beach

Over 300 people have staged a protest in Ngapali of Thandwe Township, Arakan State, to demand the return of confiscated farmlands.

“The 55th Infantry Battalion (IB-55) confiscated our lands in 2000. Hotels are being built on these lands for business purpose now. We are protesting because we want our lands back,” said Ko Soe Moe from Zee Phyu Kone Ward in Ngapali...Read more

 
Mar03

Farmers protest over seized land in Kachin State

Farmers who were victims of land expropriations in the Hukaung region of northern Myanmar’s Kachin state protested yesterday against a company that allegedly took more than 270,000 acres from them a decade ago, RFA reported on 2 March quoting local residents......Read more

 
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Land Grabbing in Mingaladon.

Our Customary Lands Documentary

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Mother Land (part 1)

Mother Land (part 2 )

Jetsu Garden and Generals Village