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fter more than a year accepting complaints from Mon State residents, the most common issues brought before the Hluttaw (parliament) are land disputes, according to committee records. The complaints are handled by the Mon State Complaint and Appeal Letter Review and Assessment Committee.

The committee, which was formed in March 2016 had received over 900 complaints through the first week of July, not including another 400 letters sent directly to the speaker of the Hluttaw Daw Tin Ei.......Read more


Farmers in Rakhine (Arakan) State’s Ann township said they have yet to receive compensation promised in return for land they allege was ruined by the construction of a controversial oil and gas pipeline.

U Myo Lwin, chair of the Ann township pipeline affairs watchdog group, blamed the state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) for the delay, claiming it has failed to pass on the list of farmers who have not received compensation.....Read more


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


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

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