Resolving myriad land disputes, often involving farmers with no documents to back their claims, was a core National League for Democracy campaign pledge. Fulfilling it is proving difficult.
Land conflicts in Burma have escalated in recent years, with military and armed groups driving people from their land, and new laws failing to protect farmers, says a rights watchdog.
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.
More than 400 candidates from three new political parties devoted to representing Burma’s farmers will contest seats in the upcoming November election.
Local farmers from the Irrawaddy delta staged a protest rally on Friday, demanding the return of land they claim was confiscated in 1999-2000.
Watch as KHRG takes you into rural southeastern Burma, where forced land confiscation and environmental destruction is taking place under the backdrop of an increasing Burmese military presence.