Twelve still at large after arrest warrants issued for protesters who demanded return of land seized by military; local residents lament lack of help from govt.
Despite a township government ban, Kayah State farmers held a press conference Wednesday appealing to the Union government for help solving land disputes with the army.
Overlapping land claims and disputed maps are holding back Indonesia’s plans to hand control of large swaths of forest back to indigenous people.
The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities.
Families relocated to make way for the Thilawa SEZ struggle to make ends meet in their new homes.
A closer look at the facts and figures behind expanding China-owned tissue culture banana plantations causing havoc for locals and lawmakers in Kachin State.
A mining, export and import company detained and assaulted two Myitkyina Journal reporters after they wrote about locals’ plans to protest against its plantation projects.
As the window for registration closes, ethnic farmers face loosing rights to lands unofficially held by their family for generations, while outsiders eye the lands of IDPs.
The refugees, mostly from Bangladesh, are being given rights to government and private land where they have lived in settlement colonies for years.
A previous government allocated the land in 2005 to Tata Steel, one of the world’s top steel producers, for the construction of a factory.
Livelihoods come under threat as customary land rights have been denied and a developer claims ownership of much of Pulau Pari Island.