As local landowners watch Chinese surveyors on their lands, few details are known about the 4,700-acre Myitkyina Economic Development Zone and whether they will be compensated.
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
U Myint Maung takes office with promise to strip companies of idle farmland
In 2015 many farmers in Irrawaddy Region voted for the NLD expecting the party to win them their stolen land back. More than three years on, they have little to show for it.
A spokesman for the State Counselor's Office said the pilot brought down the military helicopter safely in eastern Shan State after detecting a hydraulic fluid leak.
Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
Seven bridges, two buildings razed as Mandalay cracks down on unscrupulous use and sale of agricultural land.
Villagers have already been displaced without compensation, Karen Human Rights Group says
The local govt has not yet decided if it will lease some 70,000 abandoned acres of farmland to local ethnic farmers or private companies.