A group of people living in a squatter community in Hlegu Township, on the outskirts of Rangoon, say they have been ordered to leave the area by next month.
Settlers have returned to the Irrawaddy River-bank after local authorities evicted over 400 families before King Harald and Queen Sonya of Norway sailed the Mandalay stretch of the river.
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.
Over 200 displaced people who were evicted from Thameelay village have spent two nights at the Karen border after authorities bar their entry into Karen state.
Up to 80,000 people living in a shantytown in Rangoon’s Dagon Seikkan Township have been declared illegal squatters and are now facing eviction.
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