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Hsipaw residents demand their land back

Some 30 local residents of Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State marched through the streets on Thursday, demanding the return of lands which were seized by the previous military government.

About 30 villagers from Kha Laing in Hsipaw Township marched on the street on April 27, demanding their lands back.

According to a locally based Shan Herald reporter: “There were about 30 villagers from Kha Laing protesting.......Read more


Public skips meeting on Tigyit coal-fired power plant

Slamming the government for a lack of transparency, local residents boycotted an April 29 meeting to discuss the Tigyit coal-fired power plant.

The southern Shan State locals said only a small number of people were invited to take part in the last minute, closed-door meeting.

“The invitation was sent on the 27th. Thirty-nine villages will be affected by the Tigyit project but only 70 people were invited,” Ko Sein Thaung, a local resident, told the Shan Herald on the evening of April 29.....Read more


Dawei left high and dry by mining firms

Over a decade ago, the Myaung Pyo creek in Burma’s Tenasserim Division was clean and crystal clear — a steady, trickling life source. The creek, running alongside a stretch of lush farmland, was relied on by villagers for various daily tasks such as watering crops.

Today the waterway is barely recognisable — its murky, shallow water is awash in sediment. Nearby plantations, mainly for producing betel palms, also look like they are wilting......Read more


Karen IDPs ask KNU leadership to reject hydropower dams

As the Karen National Union prepares to elect a new leadership body this week, displaced Karen families joined a local environmental group in lobbying for the next chairperson to reject hydropower proposals.

On March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers, Karen Rivers Watch held a demonstration on the bank of the Salween. Members of the Ee Tu Htat and Uweklo internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps attended the event, which was held near Uweklo village.....Read more

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