Rangoon’s divisional government has withdrawn a controversial proposal to extend the city limits, just ahead of a scheduled debate in the regional parliament on Friday.
Farmers in central Burma’s Madaya have vandalised a local fishery pond in a show of anger over the reluctance of the fishery owners to negotiate.
DVB Debate’s panel discusses land rights issues and why so many victims of land confiscation have still not been compensated.
Apr 7, 2009 (DVB), Whilst world leaders gathered in London last week to discuss ways to combat the global economic crisis, the Burmese prime minister surprised listeners at home with[…]
Mar 23, 2009 (DVB), The International Labour Organisation has confirmed that over 2000 acres of farmland confiscated by the army in Magwe division has been returned following meetings between the[…]
Mar 5, 2009 (DVB), Locals from Kyauktaw township, Arakan state, are concerned that the recently opened Zeegyaung Dam will flood their farmland and homes. The electricity-generating dam was officially opened[…]