Japan will provide aid worth US$7.73 billion to Burma over five years to support its peace-building and development efforts, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.
Former residents of the area now being used as part of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone say they haven’t been adequately compensated for the loss of their land.
The Thilawa Special Economic Zone is fast becoming a prime destination for foreign investment, but local people say their concerns aren’t being taken seriously.
In August, Burma’s newly elected government overhauled the senior figures heading the administrative framework for governing Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Union Vice-President Henry Van Thio replaces former president Thein Sein…
In the face of harassment, threats, and some pretty powerful adversaries, Burma’s female activists are leading the fight against land injustices.
Most companies operating in Burma and Southeast Asia fail to meet international standards for transparency, according to a survey by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC).