At the expense of poor farmers, land grabs have been on the rise since conflict re-erupted in Kachin State.
Farmer’s rights advocate Su Su Nway has been jailed in Pegu Division after being charged with trespassing.
A leading land rights proponent and NLD leader in Hpa-an was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his home in the early hours of Thursday morning.
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.
Forty-eight families were left homeless and several people injured after violence broke out following an attempt to evict residents in Simphontaung.
Residents from Malakyun and Gonchein villages are demanding compensation for the farmland destroyed by the company’s operations.