Burma’s deputy minister of defence offers lawmakers a novel explanation for why the military will not be returning more than 100 acres it seized several years ago in Arakan State.
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A candlelight demonstration was held in Pegu for Daw Nyo, whose health is deteriorating in prison.
Seventy-six-year-old activist Thaung Nyunt had campaigned relentlessly against the confiscation of her land and that of her community, right up until her death on Friday.
The government has returned 5,000 acres of land to residents in Mandalay’s Tada-U, after confiscating it in 1993 to make way for construction of an airport.
Around 1,500 farmers from Mandalay Division marched through Pyin Oo Lwin demanding the return of 300,000 acres of farmland allegedly confiscated by the government and private companies.
DVB Debate’s panel discusses land rights issues and why so many victims of land confiscation have still not been compensated.