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.
Ethnic villagers in Sagaing Division say that gold mining along the fourth largest river in Burma is ruining farmland and causing tension in the community
The NLD government’s efforts to resolve thousands of land-grab disputes involving the military could put it on a collision course with Burma’s powerful generals.
Court jailed farmers to five months in prison for trespassing and vandalism. Defendants say their lands were seized by senior officials in 1991.
Following last week’s sentencing of three local farmers, a Karenni court finds six more guilty of trespassing, prompting local supporters to stage a rally.
An abject retraction is issued after Burma’s military authorities object to the sketch, which appeared to ridicule the army for confiscating land.