A coalition of ethnic NGOs says the draft National Land Use Policy is flawed because it overlooks traditional shifting agricultural practices in Burma.
Rangoon’s divisional government will confiscate land from individuals who have purchased more than 4,000 acres of industrial zone land without operating businesses there.
Eight farmers jailed for staging a plough protest on military-confiscated land in Sagaing Division’s Kanbalu Township are now facing additional charges for trespassing.
Farmers in Tenasserim Division’s Tavoy [Dawei] received various sentences for clashing with government officials over a land confiscation case earlier this year.
Local authorities have demolished 50 huts belonging to squatters on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Mandalay Division.
A four-day regional development workshop responding to the challenges posed by drugs and environmental degradation has concluded in Shan State