“Displaced, Relocated And Our Land Given To Companies…” [Myanmar]

Author: Karen News, Published on: 9 January 2014

State-run oil and rubber plantations are blocking displaced Karen villagers from returning to their original land. Since the ceasefire between the Karen National Union and the Burma government in 2012 dispossessed villagers in the Tanintharyi region have begun to return to their former villagers…Karen villages in the Tanintharyi region were forcibly relocated by government troops after 1997…[A]fter the villagers were forcibly relocated the Burma military regime gave concessions to companies to cultivate palm oil in the area…by the middle of 2013, the government had given companies a total of 5.2 million acres in plantation concessions.…[refers to Asia World, Yuzana, Htoo]

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