Myanmar

A political anatomy of land grabs

“Crony companies” with extreme wealth and political leverage have become the new driver of land grabs in different parts of Burma, often financially backed by foreign investors.

Asia's great land grab

Rising tension over land seizures is emerging as a critical issue in Asia. An RFA special report examines the changing dynamic of Asia’s Great Land Grab.

Thousands turn out for Yangon protest

Protester Tun Lin Aung said about 200 farmers from his village in the Irrawaddy Delta region were in prison for trespassing due to land disputes.

Birmanie: la Constitution remise en question

Hier, des milliers de personnes ont manifesté à Rangoon pour réclamer l’abolition des lois répressives, notamment celle qui permet au pouvoir d’arrêter des activistes qui s’intéressent à des sujets sensibles comme les droits fonciers.

Beefing up ties with Myanmar

Myanmar officials have proposed to Bangladesh to invest in agriculture in their country as it has a lot of arable lands for this purpose. The Myanmar government also said they were ready to give long-term lease of land to Bangladeshi entrepreneurs for agricultural purposes from which both the countries would benefit.

Myanmar farmers call for amendments to land law

Farmers in Burma have drawn up a list of 17 demands they plan to submit to legislators in a bid to amend the country’s land laws and provide greater protection against forced evictions.