BUSINESS – Thilawa villagers submit complaint to JICA in Tokyo

Three villagers from Rangoon’s Thilawa Port area submitted a formal complaint on Monday to the Tokyo headquarters of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is leading the controversial development of a special economic zone. Farmers Mya Hlaing, Sansha Tin and Khine Win travelled to the capital, with help from monitoring group Mekong Watch, after their concerns over deteriorating living conditions were allegedly ignored by JICA’s office in Burma. The delegation also met with Japanese parliament members.