People living on the bank of the Irrawaddy river say they had no warning before they saw their squats bulldozed ahead of a visit by the Norwegian royals.
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Around 4,500 people who are living on land that has been earmarked to be used by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone meet with operators and investors of the project.
Local authorities have demolished 50 huts belonging to squatters on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Mandalay Division.
Settlers from several villages in Rangoon Division’s Hlegu Township, have been forced off the land they are occupying, by authorities cracking down on squatting.
James C Scott’s seminal work on the upland people of Zomia, a region stretching from northern Burma to northern Vietnam and encompassing areas of China, Thailand and Laos, has been[…]